极恶坊主 Wicked Priest Collection (BD-R)
(not an official release)
极恶坊主 Wicked Priest (1968):
During the Taisho Period (early 1920’s) a monastery of warrior monks was split apart between two factions. One of these factions was led by the Chief Abbot and his protege, Shinkai. When Shinkai intercedes in a fight between a rival priest and some ruffians, it leads to his expulsion from the order. This story introduced us to the character of Shinkai, a “Karate Priest” and his long running feud with Ryotatsu, his greatest rival. There are touches of humor as Shinkai breaks all the commandments of a priest, including fighting, gambling, and running after women. All this leads to an awesome conclusion as he must destroy a gang of yakuza aided by corrupt priests. The fighting is fast and furious as Ryotatsu waits to see if Shinkai can live long enough to face him in the ultimate test!
极恶坊主 人斩数数歌 Wicked Priest 2: Ballad of Murder (1968):
The long awaited second film in the Wicked Priest series is a masterpiece of sword swinging fury as Shinkai is asked by a man on the run to bring his young son to live with his grandfather, the master of a ju-jitsu dojo during the Taisho period of the early 20th century. Shinkai then runs afoul of a gangster group using strong-arm tactics to take over the profits from local gambling. When he proves to be more than they can handle, they hire the one man who has the ability to kill Shinkai and exact revenge, Ryotatsu, the karate priest whom Shinkai blinded in the first film. This ultra-violent entry has long been considered the best movie in the series and never made its way to home video before. See a spectacular display of Wakayama Tomisaburo’s martial art expertise in this action packed film. The Holy Grail of sword movies has arrived at last!
极恶坊主 念佛人斩旅 Wicked Priest 3: A Killer's Pilgrimage (1969):
Shinkai comes to the aid of a coastal village being held hostage by a group of political revolutionaries.
极恶坊主 念佛三段斩 Wicked Priest 4: The Killer Priest Comes Back (1970):
n Meiji Period Japan, the carrying of swords had been outlawed, so Shikai, the Killer Priest carries his sword disguised as a Priest?s staff. One of the strongest entries in the series, Shinkai is badly injured, and must face his worst enemy in what could be their final showdown.
極悪坊主 飲む打つ買う Wicked Priest 5: Breaking the Commandments (1970):
As the Killer Priest Shinkai travels around Japan during the Meiji era, he comes to the aid of a village headman fighting corruption from up above. Before he can do anything for the townspeople, he must first face his nemesis, Whipmaster, the blind Priest, a master killer thirsting for revenge.