Goy˘kiba (Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice)
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Goy˘kiba (Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice)
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 at odds with his corrupt superiors. A crook tips Hanzo off to the fact that a killer has escaped… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"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."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
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