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Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
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Summary: Shunya Ito directed this unusual women's prison film which spawned three direct sequels and a pair of spin-offs... (Amazon.ca)
Country: Japan
Directed By: Shunya Ito
AKA: Joshuu 701-gô: Sasori
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na Mochard Mochard
72
T9
na micmac micmac•
61
T5
na Magmadiver Magmadiver
83
T6
na KenMeisters KenMeisters
96
T10
na mightysparks mightysparks
55
T6
na Dicke_Taube
70
T6
na valmeade Enthusiast
75
T7
na arzinger
70
T6
na kyleloomis kyle.loomis
5
T6
na zopz zopz
76
T7
na Cook3777 Cook3777
75
T7
ass n titties all around, ass n titties all a bound, glad this film, frank had found, i JO to this film all through town.
na callmepiano
87
T5
na kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
65
T7
na CMQuinn CMQuinn
8
T8
na laurent
50
T1
na antitype antitype
71
T6
na Grouchy Grouchy
89
T9
na eveelun eveelun
77
T7
na Janky Janky
71
T6
na kharms2
20
T1
na Fran
70
T6
na dcatcher dcatcher
65
T6
na edkrak edkrak
80
T9
na themagician
80
T8
na Limdebois Limdebois
80
T9
na nuotio
66
T9
na flund
93
T10
na Janne
90
T10
na juliewardh
100
T6
na avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
68
T9
na natebarrios natebarrios
75
T7
na IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
73
T7
na VegardPompey
20
T4
na TheDenizen TheDenizen
80
T9
Meiko Kaji plays Sasori, a woman falsely imprisoned after being betrayed and framed by a former lover and his gang. Sasori is not just tough, she's incredibly bright and determined, and after enduring the standard WIP trials (including a very sexy lesbian scene with an undercover cop posing as a fellow prisoner), Sasori actually escapes the prison and exacts bloody revenge on all the men who put her there. A classic that spawned several sequels.
na Laaksonen Laaksonen
87
T9
This sleazy, unrepentant and youthfully stylish landmark is the best start for an odyssey into the weird world of Japanese exploitation. With crude satire, it assaults the traditional values of Japanese society like the structures of civic duty and patriarchal power while at the same time exploiting the hell out of every frame. Truly a film to insult everyone's political sensibility. At the center of this unscrupulous feast stands the quietly fierce presence of a genre icon Meiko Kaji.
na Alex Porcina
85
T9
na snallygaster snallygaster
38
T3
na PerryStroika PerryStroika
65
T7
na Barkinson
60
T7
na CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
80
T7
na gackt
70
T6
na HisFalkness HisFalkness
90
T8
What Shunya ITO created with Sasori is definitively one of the best wip-flicks out there. Combining sleazy exploitation - including all needed elements from group showers to lesbian sex encounters to rape - and avantgarde-resque installments mostly using colour and theatre settings this is a bit more than the usual misogynic sleaze fest. Featuring the unique Meiko KAJI turning the damsel in distress-character into a dangerous damsel that kicks arse this is only topped by the second installment.
na Xzlu Xzlu
7
T7
na Mclusky84
80
T8
na coldesser
70
T5
na AICHEG AICHE
77
T7
na metaller
70
T6
na entrapmen entrapmen
54
T2
na luiz berger
100
T8
na ForrestQ ForrestQ
80
T8
na imdb imdb
73
T9
na cinemahell cinema_hell
75
T5
na luridedith Matt Burgess
78
T9
na PolsVoice Pols_Voice
90
T9
na okakura
74
T7
na NathanDarko NathanDarko
88
T8
na Nepeta
70
T5
That style is intoxicating.
na bizarreeye bizarre_eye
97
T10
na kharms
20
T1
na dharmabum dharmabum
98
T10
na zae zae
91
T10
na bender bender
65
T4
na jeffv jeff_v
61
T3
na KAH KAH
3
T8
Stylish pinky violence with more to show for itself than your average exploitation flick.
na NoSex NoSex
80
T8
na Magb Magb
70
T5
"Exploitation" cinema is something I have basically zero familiarity with. I thought this was pretty entertaining and intriguing, and I'm eager to learn more about the motivations behind the making of such films, beyond the obvious titillation and revenge wish fulfillment.
na Leland Leland
80
T6
na Barthalen Barthalen
69
T5
Women-in-prison shenanigans. The best shenanigans. Well, not best. But boy, those ladies sure do love ripping each others' clothes off. (Also gets a few extra points for some crazy and stylish out-of-nowhere stuff)
na 8452f92d2b31
40
T4
na scottmcc scott.mcc
70
T6
na Kowry Kowry
40
T10
na borislugosi borislugosi
80
T8
na catfacer catfacer
80
T7
na Ximum
90
T6
na TonyS.
70
T6
na Infenso paah
75
T7
na chmulcr0n chmul_cr0n
100
T10
pure awesomeness beyond comprehension
na Msoada Läuft.
86
T9
na princemuchao
91
T9
na green_man Edson Abas
75
T8
na begoniabol begoniabol
62
T5
Doesn't have a very original story and not the fastest pace either, but it's entertaining. Has some fun killings too, and that shower scene is pretty badass
na badjuice bad_juice
40
T6
na CrazyJim9380
79
T7
na hotsake hotsake
73
T7
na Grum
70
T7
na Coheed
50
T4
na markf
91
T9
na FitFortDanga MartinTeller
71
T4
There's plenty of violence and nudity to satisfy those who crave such things, but I think exploitation is mainly for hipster college kids. As a revenge film, it's fairly satisfying. It's also a Seijun Suzuki-style romp, and here is where it shows the most promise. Ito doesn't do it with the same reckless abandon that Suzuki does, but there's enough creative flourish to keep it interesting.
na crimsonfire crimsonfire
76
T8
na syvyys syvyys
81
T6
na pyrosexual pyrosexual
80
T7
na Mattsdmf
78
T7
na e-ball
84
T9
na hayabusa
85
T8
na dramat
77
T8
na Prismatic Prismatic
86
T8
na venice venice
72
T6
na stpmtnfury
80
T6
na FrankHowley FrankHowley
85
T9
An incredibly bad ass movie with awesome violence, nudity, and artistic style.
na Veterini Veterini
79
T7
na xylothrone
78
T6
na ManInBlack ManInBlack
6
T6
na filmaffinity filmaffinity
66
T7
na dourface
70
T7
na hekkon hekkon
80
T7
na Dunstan_x Dunstan-x
68
T7
na PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
78
T6
Very good film, even if it ventures a bit too much into exploitation territory at times. Interesting use of some typical crime tropes. Even though most of the scenes are very clearly fake, the rawness of the style makes it believable and effective in creating tension. The final 10 minutes are the high point, a departure from the rest of the film, but also perfectly appropriate.
Average Tier 6.89 from 107 Rankings rss