Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion
Directed by Shun'ya Itô
When young Nami is framed and falsely imprisoned, she must find a way to escape and exact revenge upon the man who betrayed her. Meiko Kaji (LADY SNOWBLOOD) leads the 1st ferocious film in director Shun'ya Itô's stylish must-see FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION saga. Contains strong language, violence and gore.
Young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient inmates in this stylish must-see.
Cast: Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe
A bit cheesy by modern standards and the violence/gore was almost laughable (hits clearly not connecting, lousy sound effects, blood that just looks like red paint). Sometimes the style worked very well for it, but much of the time it felt it was trying too hard and felt like there wasn't enough substance underneath. If you're very fond of this era of films, definitely give it a try. Despite my criticisms, I thought it was a pretty decent film overall. Also, Shudder - really, you're going to warn for "strong language" but not nudity and sexual violence? Considering the prisoners spend half the film running around fully naked and sexual assault is a theme throughout. Just saying, either give an accurate content advisory or don't bother with one at all.
One of the great revenge films.
The greatest WIP film ever made
Meiko Kaji just radiates coolness here.
What a masterpiece of a movie. Thank you Shudder for having this. Without it here I would have never run into it.