CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Preview- Female Prisoner Scorpion: The Complete Collection (Bluray)

From Arrow Video, the Female Prisoner Scorpion: The Complete Collection includes Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion, Jailhouse 41, Beast Stable and Grudge Song.

Starring the iconic and beautiful Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood, Stray Cat Rock) in a role that came to define her career, the four-film Female Prisoner Scorpion series charts the vengeance of Nami Matsushima, who assumes the mantle of “Scorpion,” becoming an avatar of vengeance and survival, and an unlikely symbol of female resistance in a male-dominated world.

Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion introduces Nami, a gullible young woman unjustly imprisoned, who must find a way to escape in order to exact revenge upon the man who betrayed her. The visually avant-garde Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 sees director Shunya Ito and star Meiko Kaji re-unite as Nami and six other female convicts escape prison once more. The Gothic horror-inspired Beast Stable finds Nami branded public enemy #1 and on the run. She soon finds refuge with a sympathetic prostitute, but runs afoul of a local gang. The final film in the series, #701’s Grudge Song (from director Yasuharu Hasebe, Retaliation, Massacre Gun), shows a gentler side of Nami as she falls in with Kudo, an ex-radical suffering from physical and psychological trauma caused by police torture.

Spiritual kin to Ms. 45, Coffy and The Bride Wore Black, the Female Prisoner Scorpion is the pinnacle of early 1970s exploitation cinema from Japanese grindhouse studio Toei, and one of the greatest female revenge sagas ever told.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restorations of all four films in the series presented on High Definition Blu-ray (1080p)
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio for all films
  • Optional English subtitles for all films
  • Reversible sleeves for all films featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ian MacEwan

FEMALE PRISONER #701: SCORPION

  • Newly filmed appreciation by filmmaker Gareth Evans (The Raid, The Raid 2)
  • Archive interview with director Shunya Ito
  • New interview with assistant director Yutaka Kohira
  • Theatrical Trailers for all films in the series

FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: JAILHOUSE 41

  • Newly filmed appreciation by critic Kier-La Janisse
  • Japanese cinema critic Jasper Sharp looks over the career of Shunya Ito
  • New interview with production designer Tadayuki Kuwana
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: BEAST STABLE

  • Newly filmed appreciation by critic Kat Ellinger
  • Archive interview with director Shunya Ito
  • New visual essay on the career of star and icon Meiko Kaji by critic Tom Mes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: #701’s GRUDGE SONG

  • Newly filmed appreciation by filmmaker Kazuyoshi Kumakiri (Kichiku: Banquet of the Beasts)
  • Archive interview with director Yasuharu Hasebe
  • Japanese cinema critic Jasper Sharp looks over the career of Yasuharu Hasebe
  • Visual essay on the Scorpion series by critic Tom Mes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
Related Post
Cult Movie Essentials: Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

Nami Matsushima (Meiko Kaji) is set up by her boyfriend, a crooked police detective named Sugimi (Isao Natsuyagi) to win Read more

Preview- Stargirl Ep. 4: Wildcat

In Stargirl Ep. 4: Wildcat, after realizing that she needs the extra help, Courtney (Brec Bassinger) sets out to recruit Read more

Preview- The Boys: Dear Becky #4

In The Boys: Dear Becky #4, Butcher risks a collision course with Mallory, as he exploits a voice on the inside Read more

Preview- Sacred Six #3

"Numerology," Part Three: Tensions come to a boil as search parties fail to locate two missing boys from the City Read more

Preview- Green Hornet #2

The world has changed for Green Hornet and Kato as they find themselves against foes unlike any they have faced Read more

Preview- Mars Attacks/Red Sonja #1

She is the red-haired she-devil with the sword. They are the green-skinned invaders from the red planet. Yes, those dastardly Read more

Cyberlante official trailer to premier in two hours!

Raya Films releases their first trailer for smartphone shot movie. No ordinary vigilante... Cyberlante follows the story of Matt, a Read more

Preview- Maestro #1 (of 5)

THE STORY YOU'VE WAITED DECADES FOR: THE ORIGIN OF MAESTRO! Almost 30 years after the landmark story Future Imperfect, legendary Read more

Preview- Roswell, New Mexico Season 2 Ep. 12: Crash Into Me

In Roswell, New Mexico Season 2 Ep. 12: Crash Into Me, the town prepares for CrashCon and Liz (Jeanine Mason) Read more

Preview- Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Ep. 7: Maria and the Beast

In Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Ep. 7: Maria and the Beast, Molly visits Tiago at his apartment as he Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014; previously crawled out of the Black Lodge in 1976, only to find himself in the Village.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: