Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

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After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.


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  • Meiko Kaji in Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
  • Yôko Mihara in Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
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18 June 2004 | alansmithee04
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| Well made W.I.P. flick
Shunya Ito's debut film hits all the genre highlights of your standard Babes Behind Bars flick, but does it so much better than any other exploitation pic of the era.

Action queen Meiko Kaji stars the unbreakable "Scorpion." Betrayed by her slimy police detective lover Sugimi (Isao Natsuyagi), she winds up in a brutal prison run by the evil bureaucrat Goda (every directors favorite badguy Fumio Watanabe) where she endures tortures that would have reduced Cool Hand Luke to jelly in about five minutes.

A solid cast, excellent direction and occasionally brilliant cinematography make this perhaps the second best W.I.P. movie ever made. For the best, you'll have to see the sequel, "Jailhouse 41."

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Genres

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

25 August 1972

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

Filming Locations

Japan

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