Hanzo the Razor,
March 6, 2008 3:18 PM   Subscribe

Hanzo the Razor (not to be confused with Hattori Hanzo) is the title character of a Jidaigeki film trilogy. Like Tom Laughlin and his Billy Jack films, Shintaro Katsu both produced and starred in the low-budget movies. Each story has Hanzo bringing down corrupt politicians with his special blend of booby traps, rape and torture. Reviews of the trilogy can be found here and here.
posted by nedpwolf (12 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The "booby traps" and "rape" links are NSFW, just to let those who would rather not get fired today know.
posted by deadmessenger at 3:22 PM on March 6, 2008

While the misogyny and chauvinism in the Hanzo films is rampant, I still like them. Its kinda like blaxploitation with samurais. The opening sequence alone, with the penis exercises is fucking classic.
posted by anansi at 3:25 PM on March 6, 2008

Yeah, those Hanzo films are crazy over the top but for me, Shitaro Katsu will always be Zatoichi.
posted by cazoo at 3:43 PM on March 6, 2008

I too would consider these films a guilty pleasure.

The production values are first rate and the music is fantastic. Series also has the most painful-looking broken nose ever. And who can forget the gang of forcibly-aborting bald nuns?

Having said that, I'm surprised to find Hanzo on the blue (I have a feeling it may not go down too well here, but I hope I'm wrong).
posted by stinkycheese at 3:47 PM on March 6, 2008

I'm surprised to find Hanzo on the blue...

It's a little like the 'Walk This Way' video, with poetv busting over into the blue.

That said, I'm all for it.
posted by Kinbote at 4:10 PM on March 6, 2008

I love my Chambara.
posted by daq at 4:32 PM on March 6, 2008

Okaaaaay, in the torture link, what was dude doing with the wooden baton & his dick? Was I completely missing it, or did he make a wooden plaster-cast of his johnson & then start beating on it with a baton or club? Please help, I want to have accurate nightmares about this.
posted by facetious at 4:43 PM on March 6, 2008

Yea thanks for the NSFW notice. Nothing like volume on full blast at work.

Eh...eveyone could use a little break and laughter today anyway. Fuck 'em.

*continues to play video at full volume
posted by dasheekeejones at 5:09 PM on March 6, 2008

"Hanzo, you see, is remarkably well endowed and has developed his sexual powers through a strict training program involving wooden blocks and a straw basket filled with rice." Here's the rest of Todd's review from Twitch.net.
posted by plokent at 5:15 PM on March 6, 2008

Is he having sex with that old-timey blocking sled in the last video, or just doing penis push-ups?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:54 PM on March 6, 2008

This thread is useless without torrents.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:43 AM on March 7, 2008

Faaantastic. Hanzo the Razor is great. I've had a blast telling incredulous friends about the penis-building scenes over the last few years. Definitely worth a watch, but... probably not with your girlfriend.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 9:32 PM on March 7, 2008

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