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Female Convict Scorpion Jailhouse 41 (1972)
"Joshuu sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-bô" (original title)

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Matsu, known to the prisoners as Scorpion, is locked away in the bowels of the prison as revenge for disrupting the smooth operation of the prison and for her disfiguring attack on the ... See full summary »

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Meiko Kaji ...
Matsu (Sasori)
Fumio Watanabe ...
Inspector Goda
Kayoko Shiraishi ...
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Mitsuo Andô ...
Torii
Yuki Arasa ...
Kimiyo Oikawa (as Yuki Aresa)
Kai Atô ...
Ogata
Hiroshi Hayashi ...
Ochiai
Shinzo Hotta ...
Furuya
Hiroko Isayama ...
Asako Noda
Kuniko Ishii ...
Rose Miyako
Yukie Kagawa ...
Tomiko Yasuki
Reiko Kasahara ...
The Young Woman
Nenji Kobayashi ...
The Young Man
Hôsei Komatsu ...
Tsuji
Akira Kuji ...
Kazama
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Matsu, known to the prisoners as Scorpion, is locked away in the bowels of the prison as revenge for disrupting the smooth operation of the prison and for her disfiguring attack on the warden. Granted a one day reprieve due to the visit of a dignitary, she takes advantage and attacks the warden again. This leads to more brutal punishment and humiliation. But the punishment gives her an opportunity to escape along with six other female prisoners. Their surreal flight from prison pits the convicts against the guards, the warden and each other. Written by Anonymous

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The CITIZEN KANE of crypto-post-feminist splatter movies
8 September 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Meiko Kaji plays the title role, a stone-faced badass in the Man With No Name mode, in this bizarrely stylized adaptation of a popular _manga_, brimming over with gore, nudity, gratuitous sadism, bad-trip fantasy scenes, chain-fu, spoon-fu, dog-fu, bus-fu, anything-they-can-get-their-hands-on-fu, and more castration imagery than one can -- pardon the expression -- shake a stick at.

And I'm not even going to TRY to describe the musical numbers.

Truly this has to be seen to be believed, and even then it's going to take some effort.


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