Kenji Misumi | 1972 | 94 min | Japan
Who's the Asian with a steel dick
That's a sex machine to all the chicks?
You're damn right
Who is the man
That would risk his neck for his brother man?
Can ya dig it?
Who's the cat that won't cop out
When there's danger all about
You see this cat Hanzo is a bad mother--
(Shut your mouth)
But I'm talkin' about Hanzo!
(Then we can dig it)
He's a complicated man
But no one understands him but his woman
Hanzo the Razor plays off the masculine lone wolf types that typify detective fiction, westerns, and other martial arts films, but this film owes its largest debt to American Blaxploitation movies. Hanzo is a hero, to be sure, but one who lives on the fringes of society. His quest for justice is frequently unorthodox and more often than not necessitates gettin his groove with sexy prisoners. Right on. From the amazing soundtrack to the odd institials, Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice is a bizarre and massively entertaining hybrid.