Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable
Directed by Shun'ya Itô
The 3rd Female Prisoner film, the Gothic horror-inspired BEAST STABLE finds Nami branded public enemy #1. She soon finds refuge with a sympathetic prostitute, but is on the run from a local gang, her ex-prison mate and a cop whose arm she hacked off (hell yeah). Contains strong language, violence and gore.
In the Gothic BEAST STABLE, Scorpion hides out but runs afoul of a local gang.
Cast: Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe
A fun entry in the series, but relies too much on coincidence, straining suspension of disbelief.
not as good as the first 2 but still good
This ended up being my favourite installment from the Ito trilogy. Felt like we got to see the human side of Scorpion, that is Nami herself, quite a lot during this one. If in the first one Nami felt like a martyr bearing all the inflicted violence so she can enact revenge, in the final act she fully gives into the spirit of Scorpion. In the second film, after a year of being in solitary confinement it felt the whole film was Scorpion through and through with her anger keeping her going, but now her anger felt like it took on a broader aspect. In Beast Stable we got back to Nami again, seeing her beyond the murderous Scorpion, but that isn't to say Scorpion is gone, as the vengeful spirit is a part of Nami forever.
It was on point and lots of action.
The most mournful and subdued entry in the series, but still finds time for a few trippy sequences and plenty of exploitation.