Hanzo the Razor: Who’s Got the Gold? (1974)
aka Goyôkiba: Oni no Hanzô yawahada koban
Genre: Pinku | Crime | Drama | Action | Erotic
Country: Japan | Director: Yoshio Inoue
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 83mn
HDWebrip H264 Mkv – 1920×800 – 23.976fps – 4.33gb
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.
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).