The last entry in the chanbara trilogy about Hanzo "The Razor" Itami again stars Shintaro Katsu as the samurai constable who lives and plays by his set of rules. Part three finds Hanzo trying to ferret out the person who's filching newly minted gold coins from the treasury. Though the path to the perpetrator is long and labyrinthine, Hanzo wields his sharp-edged saber -- and his sexual virility -- to bring the culprit to justice.
In this final chapter in the trilogy, Hanzo discovers a female ghost who is protecting hidden gold at the bottom of a lake. But hey, this is Hanzo "the Razor" and no ghost is gonna stop him from gettin to the bottom of the truth, especially a female ghost if you know what I mean. Once again, Hanzo uses his special interrogation techniques on the ladies, including the female ghost. Not only does this film have female ghosts, it has corrupt loan sharking Buddhist monks as well. Although not as bloody as the second film in the trilogy, this final installment still fulfilled all of my expectations of a Hanzo movie including his trademark interrogation skills, unique training techniques to "toughen" his member up, good sword fights including a great final duel, bumbling assistants, and an intriguing mystery that takes all of Hanzo's unique skills and abilities to solve. This is an excellent conclusion to a very entertaining and very unique samurai trilogy. This is one samurai series that I wish there were more than three episodes.