- Language: Japanese
- Subtitles: English
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 27, 2004
- Originally Released: 1972
- Label: Tokyo Shock
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Additional Release Material:
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2007
"[T]here are a fair number of arty flourishes: expressionistic lighting and make-up effects, theatrically stylised sets and gymnastic camerawork."
Description by OLDIES.com:
A woman betrayed and imprisoned...A mission of vengeance.
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion is a woman who was set up to take a fall. Wrongfully imprisoned, she is absolutely hell-bent on getting back at those who betrayed her. She must survive the treachery of imprisonment and the wickedness of an evil warden before she can complete her vengeance outside the prison walls.
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion is a classic revenge story, riddled with violence, sex, action, and drama. Starring Meiko Kaji, immortalized as Sasori (Scorpion) in this - the original classic - as well as three sequels.
Matsu (Meiko Kaji), known as "Scorpion," lands in prison thanks to the evil manipulations of an ex-boyfriend. Through her suffering at the hands of the jailers and other prisoners, director Shunya Ito creates a portrait of a woman is full of strength, beauty and an honor which outshines her peers and the cage within which she's contained. This first film in the series about the Scorpion remains one of the most famous and beloved Japanese exploitation films of the 1970s. Director Shunya Ito struck a delicate balance between art and trash and created one of the most ambitious, sleazy, and beautiful women in prison films ever made.
Cult Film |
Women In Prison