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Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song (1973)

Joshû sasori: 701-gô urami-bushi (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 29 December 1973 (Japan)
Once again on the lam, Matsu is helped by a strip club worker who holds a grudge against the detective who's trying to find her.

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Nami Matsushima (The Scorpion)
Masakazu Tamura ...
Yasuo Kudo
Yumi Kanei ...
Kinuyo Kodama
Hiroshi Tsukata ...
Detective Hirose
Yayoi Watanabe ...
Midori
Sanae Nakahara ...
Akiko Inagaki
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Prison guard Minamimura
Toshiyuki Hosokawa ...
Takeshi Kodama
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akiko Kuji ...
Prison Guard A
Junko Andô ...
Prison guard Mazaki
Kotoe Hatsui ...
Tome Kudô
Hiroshi Hijikata
Hiromi Kishi ...
Bride
Toshie Kokabu ...
Female Prisoner B
Akiko Kuji ...
Prison Guard A
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Once again on the lam, Matsu is helped by a strip club worker who holds a grudge against the detective who's trying to find her.

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Fourth and final Sasori film featuring Meiko Kaji
29 January 2004 | by (Manassas, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Yasuharu Hasebe (Black Tight Killers) took over for director Shunya Ito for this, the last Female Convict Scorpion picture starring Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood). The film opens with Nami Matsushima (a.k.a. Matsu, a.k.a. Scorpion) once again on the lam. The police track her down at a wedding, but she manages to escape. Badly injured, she is saved by a man who works in a strip joint and holds a grudge against the police for torturing him. Can the Scorpion trust a man again? Should she?

One of the reasons Kaji decided to stop doing the Scorpion pictures is that Toei kept slashing the budget with each new installment. This film is smaller in scale and more straightforward than the first three chapters. It is easily the least of the four Scorpion films featuring Meiko Kaji; however, it is still engrossing whenever she is on the screen.


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