A ruthless pack of thugs force mild-mannered, caught-in-the-middle-of-something-bigger Nami to murder her fiance's sister, decidedly ruining her pending marriage and landing the poor girl ...
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Full-throttle splatter-ific Japanese cyberpunk science fiction/horror at its most aggressive, this mind-blower about alien parasites that turn their human hosts into slave "Necroborgs" will leave you dizzy and drained - in a good way.
A ruthless pack of thugs force mild-mannered, caught-in-the-middle-of-something-bigger Nami to murder her fiance's sister, decidedly ruining her pending marriage and landing the poor girl in the most brutal women's prison ever seen. Inside the hellblocks, she decides to stop being a victim at all costs, and ends up becoming stronger and even more vicious than the craziest inmates in the pen. She eventually escapes in a most unusual way, gets valuable fight training from a mysterious mountain man and returns to the streets in order to make the thugs who ruined her life pay. By this time, Nami prefers to go by the name of Sasori (translation: Scorpion). Written by
Mitch Davis for Fantasia Film Festival
Based on a comic by Tooru Shinohara, this movie I believe is the eighth time this movie has been remade. The more classic Josyu Sasori made by Toei corporation starred Meiko Kaji. This one starrs Miki Mizuno, and is a collaboration between Japnese actors, and Hong Kong production.
The story does not follow closely the original Sasori character. It's more of an original creation borrowing the title and the concept from the former movies.Not only does it not follow the original story, this movie is difficult to follow its own story. There are many enemies of Nami Matsushima (Miki Mizuno) that tries to kill her, but story is very fragmented, and difficult to follow. But I was impressed at Mizuno's ability to handle a gritty action. The action sometimes borders on ridiculous. Cinematography, and special effects makes this movie look like science fiction at times. This takes the focus away from the real character of Sasori which originally was about a female convict trying to survive.
So this is not an authentic portrayal of original character of Nami, but an unique creation just for this movie. The HK producers didn't understand the original concept and the movie has turned into more of a HK movie. Many good looking women performs their action, and that's the attraction of this movie. If you are looking for the original Sasori character, this movie will not give, so see it as another HK action movie.
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