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Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Limited Edition Blu-ray collection (3000 copies), Brand new 2K restorations of all four films in the series presented on High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD, Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays) for all films, Double-sided fold out poster of two original artworks, Reversible sleeves for all films featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ian MacEwan, Booklet featuring an extract from Unchained Melody: The Films of Meiko Kaji, an upcoming book on the star by critic and author Tom Mes, an archive interview with Meiko Kaji, and a brand new interview with Toru Shinohara, creator of the original Female Prisoner Scorpion manga, Newly filmed appreciation by filmmaker Gareth Evans (The Raid), Archive interview with director Shunya Ito, New interview with assistant director Yutaka Kohira, Theatrical Trailers for all films in the series, 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, Newly filmed appreciation by critic Kat Ellinger, New visual essay on the career of star and icon Meiko Kaji by critic Tom Mes, 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, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Nami Matsushima's sister goes missing and after getting too caught up in doing something about it, Nami is given a fifteen year sentence for a murder she didn't commit. The film was followed by several sequels, including Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 and Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable, and has also been remade several times. A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders. That’s because the prison is run by sadistic, abusive perverts, and most of the other prisoners resent her. I dragged my feet before buying this set based on all the negative reviews about the transfers. 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. ), Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 20, 2018. With Yumi Takigawa, Yûsuke Natsu, Yoko Konno, Ichirô Nakatani. Despite some justified criticism towards the quality of the transfers, it does appear that publisher Arrow Video did the best they could with the original prints provided by Toei, and it is my opinion that in the end this is the best presentation available for the Meiko Kaji Sasori movies. Looking for something to watch? You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Ouch!
Handsomely designed box. , Female Prisoner #701 was first released on DVD for Region 1 by Tokyo Shock on April 27, 2004. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. There's a problem loading this menu right now.
If you were on the fence about ordering this box set, but did not because of the ridiculous reviews about the transfer, pay no attention, this is the best these films have ever looked, unless maybe you were lucky enough to see them on the big screen upon original release. View production, box office, & company info. Nami Matsushima is used as a spy by her first real boyfriend, a police detective named Sugimi, to investigate a drug smuggling ring. The film opens with Nami getting escorted back to the isolation cell after a brief but inciting escape. But I thought, "they can't be THAT bad. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 4, 2017, This thing has the most bonus material I've ever seen... only way they could top it is to box it with a figure, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 18, 2017. 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 first three of these films are fantastic (the third BEAST STABLE is my favorite Japanese film of all time) and they deserved better than this. Very sad. There was the Stray Cat Rock series about a girl gang. Only for completists as only 2 of 4 movies are any good, Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2020. Outside the prison, Sugimi and the yakuza orchestrate a plan in which Matsushima will succumb to an "accidental" death in prison.
Forget the naysayers, pick this set up before it's gone - or you'll regret it! " Video Watchdog described Female Convict #701 Scorpion as "inferior to its follow-up Female Convict Scorpion-Jailhouse 41", noting that it is "largely set-bound and lacking grandeur and poetry of its sequel", "Female Prisoner Scorpion: The Complete Collection", Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Female_Prisoner_701:_Scorpion&oldid=973755647, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Articles with Japanese-language sources (ja), Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 August 2020, at 02:04.
In response, Matsushima is hung and tied from the ceiling while being beaten by her fellow prisoners. Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2017, Arrow Films did an amazing job remastering these films given the age, and the masters Toei has to work with.
I wish they'd put the care and love into the transfers and they put into the design of this set. Arrow is a good company and amazon reviewers can sometimes be a bit dramatic and hyperbolic". Matsu is sheltered by an incestuous prostitute on her run from the police, her ex-prison mate and a cop whose arm she hacked off. A woman, disguised as a beggar, turns out to be a formidable assassin. I didn't watch the extras. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Please try again.  UK home video company Arrow Films released the film on Blu-ray on July 26, 2016 within a box-set containing the first four films of the Female Prisoner Scorpion series. Terrible transfers. Matsushima is forced to dig dirt holes for two consecutive days and nights. You know when you see a computer monitor on film and they didn't correct it in post production you see these white horizontal bars of fuzziness going up and down the screen? New Female Prisoner Scorpion: Special Cellblock X. FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: #701 s GRUDGE SONG. A nurse is framed for her involvement in the hospital murder of a politician who was threatening to expose corrupt practices. After spending a year in solitary confinement, Matsu escapes from prison with six more convicts, followed by the guards led by the vengeful warden who wants her dead at all costs. Starring Meiko Kaji, the film is Shunya Itō's first film as a director and is based on a manga by Tōru Shinohara.
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