This J-Sploitation “Scorpion” Stings! Japanese Cult Cinema Slices And Dices!


<strong>Talk About A Tough Lady!</strong>

Dressed fully in black and carrying a sharp knife, this is one of the greatest action heroes that America’s <strong>NEVER HEARD OF!</strong>

Time to share a “J-sploitation” film series that combines action, violence and “women in prison” genres to terrific effect!

<strong>”Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion!”</strong>
Japanese star Meiko Kaji is Scorpion, and as you can imagine, the movie follows her travails inside a prison!
Check out the great trailer!


Here’s how one website described it:

<strong>”Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion contains everything you will find in the remainder of the series, so if you don’t like what you see, venture no further. We are talking soft-core couplings, lesbianism, slapstick prison wardens administering gleeful punishment and lots and lots of blood, usually shooting out jet-stream style from freshly severed limbs. But, seriously, what’s not to like about that?”



<strong>”Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41!”</strong>

As much fun as “Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion” is, it’s just the beginning!

The second film in the series is considered by many to be the definitive entry. In “Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41” has our heroine recaptured and placed in solitary confinement, before she plans an escape through the bowels of the prison – with six other inmates in tow!

Here is the trailer:


One website claimed that “Jailhouse 41” has even more nudity, gratuitous sadism, acid-tinged fantasy sequences – plus musical numbers and extreme martial arts as well!


<strong>Scorpion Gets “Armed!”</strong>
Next up is the third film in the series – “Female Prisoner 701 Scorpion: Beast Stable” – as our heroine is free but on the run from the law again…

Here is the classic trailer for the film, which includes her running with a severed arm!


Yes, A SEVERED ARM!</strong>
This is wildly inventive moviemaking, operating under the classic exploitation rules: these movies must feature lots of action, nudity, and over-the-top mayhem!


<strong>A Final “Grudge!”</strong>
The final film in the series, “Female Prisoner Scorpion #701: Grudge Song” has a different Director, and shows a gentler side of our Heroine…and if you want to see all four in all-new remastered editions with tons of great extras, check this out!

This is such an amazing genre of film from Japan, and there are so many examples, like this one:


“Lady Snowblood” is legendary – ou can see some of the best of the genre here:

Even though these films are from the 70’s, the modern era of cinema in Japan includes the genre of “J-sploitation” as well!



Categories: 70's Films, Asian Cult Cinema, Camp Cult Classics, Classic Action Films, Cult Classics, Exploitation Films, Grindhouse, Japanese Exploitation, JRsploitation, Nudity, Uncategorized

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2 replies

  1. A classic female prisoner film, with all the usual excuses to look at naked women, and see lots of violence too.
    I have a feeling all the ‘best bits’ are in the trailers, but it looks like fun!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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