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Joshuu 701-gô: Sasori (1972)

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After being cruelly set up and deceived by Sugimi (Natsuyagi Isao), a conniving and crooked detective she had whole-heartedly fallen in love with (and subsequently lost her virginity to...)... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meiko Kaji ...
Nami Matsushima (aka Matsu the Scorpion)
Rie Yokoyama ...
Katagiri
Yayoi Watanabe ...
Yukiko Kida
Yôko Mihara ...
Masaki
Akemi Negishi ...
Otsuka
Keiko Kuni ...
Nemoto
Yumiko Katayama ...
Kito
Emi Jo ...
Morikawa (as Emi Jô)
Sue Mitobe ...
Imune
Chie Kobayashi ...
Dobashi
Rie Yuki ...
Tatsuno
Hideo Murota ...
Okizaki
Saburô Date ...
Kaizutoshi
Shinzo Hotta ...
Furuya
Yôichi Numata ...
Soga
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After being cruelly set up and deceived by Sugimi (Natsuyagi Isao), a conniving and crooked detective she had whole-heartedly fallen in love with (and subsequently lost her virginity to...), Matsushima Nami's desire for revenge knows no bounds. Her failed attempt at stabbing Sugimi on the steps of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Headquarters results in her doing hard time in a female prison run by sadistic and horny male guards. To Sugimi's surprise, Matsushima refuses to testify against him and his connections to the mob, and now the sheer fact that she knows such secrets makes her a liability. So Sugimi and the Japanese mafia orchestrate a plan whereby Matsushima will succumb to an "accidental" death in prison. They enlist the help of Kagiri, another female inmate with ties to both Sugimi and the mafia, thus their formidable plan is quickly set in motion. Little do they realize, however, how hotly Matsushima's desire for revenge burns within her. Written by inferno

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25 August 1972 (Japan)  »

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A 701-es női rab: Skorpió  »

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Still good after 39 years
15 May 2011 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

Just watched Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion 39years after it came out and it is still a good movie.

This is the 1st of the Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion series (I had actually watched it backwards from 4 to 1), and it shows how the "Scorpion" ended up in prison and how hard she is. The Scorpion is HARD.

The movie has all the prison exploitation themes, sadistic guards, naked prisoners, mean prisoners, torture etc. But it also has the Scorpion; imagine Cool Hand Luke but who does not talk, with no humour, a willingness and readiness to kill/injure/maim her tormentors and a single mindedness quest for vengeance. Meiko Kaji (actress) is more widely known for her Lady Snowblood character and movies but IMO her Scorpion Character is way more awesome.

I recommend this movie just so you have a lead up to the second movie Female Convict Scorpion Jailhouse 41 which is a MUST watch.


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