Razor 3: Who's Got the Gold? (1974)





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This is the final film of Shintaro Katsu's Goyokiba trilogy. Unlike its wilder, sexier predecessors, Goyokiba: Oni No Hanzo Yawahada Koban is a moodier, less thrill-oriented affair. This time, Hanzo's accidental discovery of a cache of hidden gold causes him to become suspicious of local treasury officials. He investigates to determine who could have stolen the gold from the seemingly impregnable treasury building and discovers a conspiracy that revolves around a sinister loan-sharking scheme. Like the other films in the series, Goyokiba: Oni No Hanzo Yawahada Koban was inspired by the Kazuo Koike manga and includes some swordplay and wild sexual situations but surprisingly downplays them in favor of pursuing its corruption and social-division themes. As a result, it ends the series on a surprisingly moody note. Goyokiba: Oni No Hanzo Yawahada Koban is also notable for being the final feature directing credit for Yoshio Inoue. ~ Donald Guarisco, Rovi
Art House & International


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A fairly subdued and truncated ending to the trilogy, and a bit short on action. Still some hilarious moments, though, especially between Hanzo and his bumbling underlings.

March 21, 2003

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August 17, 2005

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June 3, 2005
Los Angeles CityBeat

Audience Reviews for Razor 3: Who's Got the Gold?


[img]http://dev.68k.free.fr/Calorifix/Hanzo3/Hanzo3.jpg[/img][img]http://www.cinegeek.com/images/dvd/dvd_2005/hanzo_the_razor/Hanzo%20the%20Razor%20Cover.jpg[/img] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Hanzo’s two servants are out fishing one evening when they encounter a ghost. They run back to their master with a fish tale like no other. Hanzo Itami decides he needs to investigate this matter for himself. Not only does Hanzo discover that it is not a ghost, but the ghost is guarding a kings ransom. Hanzo will investigate the ransom and why someone hired a ghost to protect it.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Even if he has a huge tool, it’s of no use.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Kenji Misumi, director of numerous Zatoichi films and 1, 2, 3, and 5 of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, delivers the Hanzo the Razor trilogy. Hanzo the Razor depicted one of the first transitions from the samurai to the exploitation genre in Japan. The film stars the renowned [/color][/size][/font][font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Shintaro Katsu [/color][/size][/font][font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000](from the Zatoichi series) who displays his fantastic aura throughout this collection. Katsu also produced this wonderful series. The soundtrack is amazing and displays a perfect blend of trendy 70’s music with softer tunes from the Japanese culture.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Funny looking face…worth making love to.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]The ghost scaring the fisherman, the gold discovery, the killing of the ghost, the samurai behaviors conversation, the bow and arrows in the house, the trap door dropping the ninjas onto the spikes, the hara-kiri references, the job offers, the servants scolding themselves, the branding sequence, the blind protest, the spear getting stolen, the sex scene while the blind man plays his instrument, Hanzo versus the blind man’s servants, the copper cannon, the cannon shots on the bridge, Hanzo killing Genan, and the fight in the cemetery were amongst the better portions of the film.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Can we fight cannons with swords and spears?”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Hanzo is a marvelous character that is presented more like Ogami Itto (Lone Wolf and Cub) than Zatoichi. Hanzo is a ruthless law figure who utilizes his own measures of tortures to bring down law breakers. Katsu is awesome in this film, as always. The three series mentioned above, including this one, are the types of samurai pictures I prefer. This series blends smooth action sequences with torture scenes and a “who done it” plot. I strongly recommend this series to fans of the Lone Wolf and Cub pictures.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“I’ll kill you today.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Grade: B[/color][/size][/font]

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