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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 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)  »

Also Known As:

A 701-es női rab: Skorpió  »

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Nami Matsushima: To be deceived is a woman's crime.
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Followed by Female Convict Scorpion Jailhouse 41 (1972) See more »

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Urami Bushi
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Japanese Exploitation
17 January 2004 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

Great Japanese exploitation story featuring the incomparable Kaji Meiko ("Lady Snowblood"). Excellent cinematography and use of set pieces as well as exaggerated angles and lighting. As enjoyable as this film is, it's not the best in the series... the second chapter, also directed by Ito Shunya and starring Kaji Meiko ("Joshuu sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-bô", aka "Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41") is a transcendent piece of filmmaking and eclipses the first film in every regard: cinematography, locations, acting, script, and music.


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