Follow the money. In a time of economic disaster for wage earners, Hanzo discovers a conspiracy among high officials to “borrow” gold from the shogunate’s treasury and loan it out to the destitute, including impecunious samurai – exacting either interest payments or family heirlooms from the debtors. Along the way, Hanzo extracts a confession from a ghost using his assaulting methods, foils thieves, connects with Heisuke Takei a friend from his youth, offers protection to a forward-thinking physician Genan Sugino who has defamed his ruler, discovers a pleasure ring of young wives and a blind music teacher, and cuckolds a corrupt official under his very nose.
Director: Yoshio Inoue
Writer: Takeshi Kanda (story), Kazuo Koike (comic), Yasuzô Masumura
Actors: Shintarô Katsu, Kô Nishimura, Mako Midori, Mikio Narita
After extracting information by raping a ghost, Hanzo uncovers a plot among high officials to steal the shogunate’s gold and loan it out to the poor.
DVDRip | MKV | 716 x 360 | AVC @ 1502 Kbps | 83 min | 1.01 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Action | Japan