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Goy˘kiba (Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice)

Goy˘kiba (Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice) (1972)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1972 Wide

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Although he was best known for his portrayal of Zatoichi in the long-running film series of the same name, Shintaro Katsu also starred and produced in a short-lived but memorable series of films built around the character Hanzo The Razor during the early 1970's. Goyokiba was the first film in this trilogy and took its basis from a popular manga series by Kazuo Koike (who also scripted this installment). In the film, Katsu plays Hanzo, an investigator whose devotion to his duties often puts him

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Hanzo may be an earnest champion of the dispossessed and a fearlessly physical critic of the status quo - but his full-frontal assault on the patriarchal order is also overtly phallocentric.

December 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
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Meet the Samurai constable who likes to interrogate female suspects with The Longest arm of the Law. Please don't make me have to explain. Much bloodshed and laughter.

March 21, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Goy˘kiba (Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice)

Chambara films have long been enjoyed by fans of exploitation movies and here is where both worlds collide. I guess this is more sexploitation than common exploitation, the sword of justice being a rather large phallus. It's quite bad taste when you think about it but somehow Shintar˘ Katsu gets away with it as many did back in the 70's. It's very much of its time and film doesn't get any more 'cult' than this. I liked it but it's crazy as hell, Zatoichi with a bonner.
October 30, 2012
SirPant

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Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice. I'm not sure what the "sword" in the title refers to. It may be Hanzo's actual sword, or perhaps it means his penis. After all, he uses both a fair equal amount. Hanzo is a man of justice, kind of. He refuses bribes, or even "gifts" as his superiors call them. He tortures himself so that he knows what the criminals go through, and he slaps his penis with a cane and has sex with a bag of rice. This guy is hardcore. He brutalises his penis so that he can use it to "interrogate" women. This is a funkadelic, exploitation film, with a Shaft like soundtrack. The hero rapes women, but is so confident in his technique that the women soon beg for more. The plot is kind of hard to follow, and the main character is hard to like. It's a long way from Shintaro Katsu's Zatoichi, and he does perform it well. We admire Hanzo for his dedication, but his methods are questionable. It shouldn't be taken seriously though, it's a bit of violent titillating fun.
August 8, 2011
kiriyamakazou

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Katsu Shin using his johnson to "interrogate" female suspects, the funkiest soundtrack i have heard in a while. What can i say? I love it, every minute of it.
June 1, 2008
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Tsubaki Sanjuro

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Jaw dropping premise aside, a great film. It slides easily in between bizarre, intriguing, bawdy, psychedelic and plain ole dirty. The kind of film you would think would be spoke of only in legend. Luckily it's fairly easily obtainable.
March 18, 2008
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