Hanzo The Razor

  |  Buy to Own: 06/04/2009
  |  263 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Swordplay and sexploitation set to a 1970s funk soundtrack are the order of the day in this cult 1970s Japanese pinku trilogy. Shintaro Katsu stars as Hanzo 'The Razor' Itami, the incorruptible and uncompromising samurai cop who packs a weapon more devastating than any sword - just ask any of the female suspects he 'interrogates'. In 'Sword of Justice' (1972), Hanzo overturns his own gutless superiors. In 'The Snare' (1973), he breaks into a temple used by local magistrates for the sadistic torture of young girls. In 'Who's Got the Gold?', (1974) the shogunate treasury is being looted by its own officials.