HOODLUM PRIEST (Yakuza Bozu)
1969 – Color – 84 minutes – REMASTERED Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9)
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Starring: KATSU Shintaro
OGAWA Mayumi, NARITA Mikio
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Directed by: YASUDA Kimiyoshi
The first film in the 2 part series about Ryuzen, a renegade martial-arts priest who, in addition to breaking all the commandments against sex and gambling, opens his own gambling den in direct defiance of the local yakuza boss. Exciting action and a twisty plot this movie breaks new barriers in Japanese cinema. Katsu Shintaro is superb in one of his better non-Zato Ichi roles as he fights off the advances of a love-lorn woman and risks his life to defeat the powerful gambling boss who has a stranglehold on the town. Presented in a stunning 16:9 anamorphic widescreen presentation this is entertainment at its best!