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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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Yasuharu Hasebe

Writers:

Yasuharu Hasebe (screenplay), Fumio Kônami (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Meiko Kaji ... Nami Matsushima (The Scorpion)
Masakazu Tamura Masakazu Tamura ... Yasuo Kudo
Yumi Kanei Yumi Kanei ... Kinuyo Kodama
Hiroshi Tsukata Hiroshi Tsukata ... Detective Hirose
Yayoi Watanabe Yayoi Watanabe ... Midori
Sanae Nakahara Sanae Nakahara ... Akiko Inagaki
Akemi Negishi ... Prison guard Minamimura
Toshiyuki Hosokawa Toshiyuki Hosokawa ... Takeshi Kodama
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Junko Andô Junko Andô ... Prison guard Mazaki
Kotoe Hatsui Kotoe Hatsui ... Tome Kudô
Hiroshi Hijikata Hiroshi Hijikata
Hiromi Kishi Hiromi Kishi ... Bride
Toshie Kokabu Toshie Kokabu ... Female Prisoner B
Akiko Kuji Akiko Kuji ... Prison Guard A
Kaoru Kusuda Kaoru Kusuda ... Prison director Nakasone
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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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 December 1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Tokyo See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Followed by Female Prisoner Scorpion: Death Threat (1991) See more »

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better fourth episode than many might have expected
7 December 2018 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

This begins well enough and has enough going on, a male helper this time, to maintain the interest until the most exciting scenes come along. It is a good idea that Meiko's seeming saviour here has had history with the police already from his days of 60s student rebellion. Flashbacks enable stand-in director Hasebe to double his violent police demonstrations with current and b/w past. This is number four in the series, however, and needed more not less in the way of interesting action and visuals. Gone are the stylish sequences and gone the surrealism. The endings, both false and actual are fun and if this is a disappointment it is no disgrace and while not the greatest of finales, probably a much better fourth episode than many might have expected. Worth seeing.


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