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Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 Returns to DVD

2 October 2010 6:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Image Entertainment released Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972) on DVD back in 2002. That DVD is long out-of-print. Now, Discotek Media is releasing a new disc on October 24th, 2010.

The second film in the famed pinky violence series -- Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972) was the first -- reunites director Shunya Ito and iconic actresses Meiko Kaji for the unique brutal women-in-prison that only Toei could deliver. 

Discotek's DVD with feature a Dolby Digital 2.0 audio track with English subtitles. The film will be presented in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 anamorphic widescreen enhancement.

You won't find any info about this release on the Discotek website --this is why you should always read Twitch -- but pre-orders are now available on Amazon.


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Full trailer for Shunya Ito's "Lost Crime: Senkou"

1 May 2010 6:06 PM, PDT | Nippon Cinema | See recent Nippon Cinema news »

The official website for Shunya Ito‘s Lost Crime: Senkou has been updated with a longer trailer. Best known for directing the first three “Female Prisoner: Scorpion” films for Toei in the early 70s, Ito (73) has only directed two films in the past 11 years. His most recent film until now was the 2006 documentary “Eiga Kantoku tte Nanda!” (What is a Director?), which focused on an apparent flaw in Japanese copyright law which keeps film directors from retaining ownership of their work in the same way producers do.

The screenplay for Lost Crime was co-written by Ito and novelist/TV writer Shukei Nagasaka. Dai Watanabe (son of Ken Watanabe) stars as a young police detective partnered with a veteran cop Eiji Okuda. While attempting to solve a murder case, the pair eventually get close to tracking down a criminal involved in the real-life 300 million yen robbery, the largest heist in Japanese »

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