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Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold? (1974)

Goyôkiba: Oni no Hanzô yawahada koban (original title)
Not Rated | | Action | 9 February 1974 (Japan)
After extracting information by raping a ghost, Hanzo uncovers a plot among high officials to steal the shogunate's gold and loan it out to the poor.

Director:

Yoshio Inoue

Writers:

Takeshi Kanda (story), Kazuo Koike (comic) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shintarô Katsu ... Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami
Kô Nishimura ... Magobei 'Snake' Ohnishi
Mako Midori Mako Midori ... Yumi
Mikio Narita ... Bansaku Tonami
Asao Koike ... Ishiyama
Etsushi Takahashi ... Sugino
Daigo Kusano ... Onibi
Keizô Kanie Keizô Kanie ... Mamushi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aoi Nakajima Aoi Nakajima ... Kato's wife
Hiroshi Nawa Hiroshi Nawa ... Hotta
Kei'ichi Noda Kei'ichi Noda
Rokkô Toura Rokkô Toura ... Kato
Michiko Tsukasa Michiko Tsukasa ... Wife
Akira Yamauchi Akira Yamauchi ... Takei
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Storyline

Follow the money. In a time of economic disaster for wage earners, Hanzo discovers a conspiracy among high officials to "borrow" gold from the shogunate's treasury and loan it out to the destitute, including impecunious samurai - exacting either interest payments or family heirlooms from the debtors. Along the way, Hanzo extracts a confession from a ghost using his assaulting methods, foils thieves, connects with Heisuke Takei a friend from his youth, offers protection to a forward-thinking physician Genan Sugino who has defamed his ruler, discovers a pleasure ring of young wives and a blind music teacher, and cuckolds a corrupt official under his very nose. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Action

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Goofs

In the shot with a bamboo spear filled with gold pieces flying into the pond, the flight the spear takes is impossible, as the weight of the gold would have flipped it over. See more »

Quotes

Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami: A woman ghost? Interesting. Take me there.
Onibi: To see the ghost? Please, don't make us go back.
Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami: What did she look like?
Onibi: Her face was like...
Mamushi: Yeah, her face...
Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami: I want to make love to a ghost once.
Mamushi: To a ghost?
Onibi: Are you serious?
Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami: A man would like it once.
Onibi: Do you mean it?
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Connections

Follows Hanzo the Razor: The Snare (1973) See more »

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The final, and best of the Hanzo films
30 October 2000 | by traegornSee all my reviews

The third, and final installment of "Hanzo the Razor" is the most concrete of them all. The "training" even gets completed within the first five minutes of the film. Not for everyone, this film details Hanzo's investigation of loan sharking being performed by an order of blind monks. It also makes a historical comment on the prideful refusal of old Japan to incorporate Western technology. Where the first Hanzo film was just a funny and gory ride with little connection to it's plot, "Hanzo 3: Who's Got the Gold" manages to connect everything, and brings it all home in the end. Definitely the perfect finale. Oh yeah, Hanzo still has a lot of sex, and there's a lot of needless blood and violence (it *is* Hanzo the Razor after all).


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 February 1974 (Japan) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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