<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!