WICKED PRIEST #4 - KILLER PRIEST COMES BACK
(Gokuaku Bozu Nenbutsu Sandan Giri)
1970 – Color - 94 min. – REMASTERED LETTERBOX (2.35:1)
Starring: WAKAYAMA Tomisaburo
NAKATANI Ichiro, ENDO Tatsuo
Music by: TSUSHIMA Toshiaki
Directed by: HARADA Takashi
Wicked Priest Shinkai returns to his hometown of Nogata in Kyushu where he must face off against a gangster group who have taken over the area. Two yakuza gangs are vying for supremacy in the river transport business and Shinkai is called upon to help the river workers from being brutalized by these gangsters. Add to the mix a disgruntled former soldier who fought for Saigo Takamori and an unholy nun who has found a clever way to increase her pocket money that takes the wayward priest for a ride.
Bloody battles ensue, leading up to the surprising alliance of Shinkai with his mortal enemy Ryotatsu, aka ”Whipmaster,” the karate expert priest whom he had blinded in the first film in the series. Heartfelt and exciting this super violent tale features some of Wakayama Tomisaburo’s finest work before becoming world famous in the 6 ”Baby Cart” movies!