HOODLUM PRIEST & THE GOLD MINT
(Zoku Yakuza Bozu)
1968 - color - 80 min. Letterbox 4:3
Starring: KATSU Shintaro
MATSUO Kayo, NAITO Taketoshi
Directed by: IKEHIRO Kazuo
In Daiei Films answer to the Shinkai-The Wicked Priest series, Katsu Shintaro plays a wayward priest having exciting misadventures across Japan.
It’s cross and double-cross in these further adventures of Ryuzen, the wayward priest played by Katsu Shintaro as he tries to help a woman who may be the heir to a fortune get what is rightfully hers. Matsuo Kayo, who first rose to international stardom as ‘the supreme ninja’ in “Shogun Assassin” gives an outstanding performance in this clever and exciting caper tale set in the samurai era. Ryuzen agrees to help her, but is he just in it for himself, and is she really who she claims to be? When they come up against Boss Tobei it’s a virtual free-for-all as everyone struggles to walk away with a fortune in gold!