|HOODLUM PRIEST 1|
Director: YASUDA Kimiyoshi
Cast: KATSU Shintaro, OGAWA Mayumi, NARITA Mikio
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!
1969 Color Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) 84 Mins.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.