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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-g: Sasori
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na 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 princemuchao
91
T9
na Barkinson
60
T7
na borislugosi
80
T8
na themagician
80
T8
na okakura
74
T7
na ManInBlack
6
T6
na coldesser
70
T5
na kharms2
20
T1
na natebarrios
75
T6
na luiz berger
100
T8
na Edson Abas
75
T8
na Coheed
50
T4
na Xzlu
7
T7
na 8452f92d2b31
40
T4
na bad_juice
40
T6
na avgcrtckr
68
T9
na bender
65
T4
na bizarre_eye
97
T10
na mightysparks
55
T6
na Leland
80
T6
na NoSex
80
T8
na juliewardh
100
T6
na AICHE
77
T7
na paah
75
T7
na hayabusa
85
T8
na Ximum
90
T6
na PerryStroika
65
T7
na jeff_v
61
T3
na entrapmen
54
T2
na kangadoodoo
65
T7
na antitype
71
T6
na nuotio
66
T9
na Nepeta
70
T5
That style is intoxicating.
na hekkon
80
T7
na kharms
20
T1
na NathanDarko
88
T8
na Janne
90
T10
na Dicke_Taube
70
T6
na scott.mcc
70
T6
na flund
93
T10
na KAH
3
T8
Stylish pinky violence with more to show for itself than your average exploitation flick.
na CMQuinn
8
T8
na callmepiano
87
T5
na CrazyJim9380
79
T7
na xylothrone
78
T6
na 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 cinema_hell
75
T5
na pyrosexual
80
T7
na Kowry
40
T10
na arzinger
70
T6
na crimsonfire
76
T8
na imdb
73
T9
na zae
91
T10
na FrankHowley
85
T9
An incredibly bad ass movie with awesome violence, nudity, and artistic style.
na dharmabum
98
T10
na ForrestQ
80
T8
na eveelun
77
T7
na IMDb-byvotes
73
T7
na markf
91
T9
na 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 chmul_cr0n
100
T10
pure awesomeness beyond comprehension
na KenMeisters
96
T10
na Dunstan-x
68
T7
na Limdebois
80
T9
na filmaffinity
66
T7
na kyle.loomis
5
T6
na Prismatic
86
T8
na Magmadiver
83
T6
na Luft.
86
T9
na snallygaster
38
T3
na Janky
71
T6
na VegardPompey
20
T4
na edkrak
80
T9
na 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.
na Mattsdmf
78
T7
na Alex Porcina
85
T9
na Laaksonen
87
T7
na 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 Grum
70
T7
na Pols_Voice
90
T9
na Veterini
79
T7
na 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 micmac
61
T4
na Enthusiast
75
T7
na 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 syvyys
81
T6
na CHOICECOD
80
T7
na Matt Burgess
78
T9
na gackt
70
T6
na zopz
76
T7
na Fran
70
T6
na e-ball
84
T9
na Grouchy
89
T9
na venice
72
T6
na laurent
50
T1
na TonyS.
70
T6
na Mclusky84
80
T8
na 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 Mochard
72
T9
na dcatcher
65
T6
na catfacer
80
T7
na stpmtnfury
80
T6
na hotsake
73
T7
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