Hanzo the Razor
Hanzo the Razor (かみそり 半蔵 Kamisori Hanzō) is a fictional character featured in the trilogy of Japanese chanbara films of the same name. The films star Shintaro Katsu as the title character. He also produced the trilogy through his own Katsu Productions.
After the decline of Daiei at the end of the 1960s, Shintaro Katsu established his own independent production company in 1967 called Katsu Productions. In 1972, Katsu Productions released the chanbara film trilogy with the Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice based on a gekiga by Koike Kazuo. The series is about a law enforcer, during the Edo who interrogates female victims with his large penis.
|Official English title||Japanese title||Japanese release date||Ref(s)|
|Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice||御用牙 (Goyōkiba)||30 December 1972|||
|Hanzo the Razor: The Snare||御用牙 かみそり半蔵地獄責め (Goyōkiba: Kamisori Hanzō jigoku zeme)||11 August 1973|||
|Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold?||御用牙 鬼の半蔵やわ肌小判 (Goyōkiba: Oni no Hanzō yawahada koban)||9 February 1974|||
Recurring cast and characters
- This table only includes characters which have appeared in more than one film.
- A dark grey cell indicates the character was not in the film, or that the character's presence in the film has not yet been announced.
|Hanzo the Razor – Sword of Justice||Hanzo the Razor – The Snare||Hanzo the Razor – Who's Got the Gold?|
|Shintaro Katsu |
|Hanzo the Razor – Sword of Justice
|Hanzo the Razor – The Snare
|Hanzo the Razor – Who's Got the Gold?
|Director||Kenji Misumi||Yasuzo Masumura||Yoshio Inoue|
|Producer(s)||Shintaro Katsu, Kozen Nishioka|
|Screenplay||Kazuo Koike||Yasuzo Masumura|
|Composer(s)||Kunihiko Murai||Isao Tomita||Hideaki Sakurai|
|Director of photography||Jishi Makiura||Kazuro Miyagawa||Jishi Makiura|