Distributor: Arrow Video
BBFC Classification: 18
Directors: Shunya Ito, Yasuharu Hasebe
Starring: Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yoyoi Watanabe, Kayoko Shiraishi, Fumio Watanabe, Yayoi Watanabe, Masakazu Tamura, Hiroshi Tsukata
Continuing a run of fantastic limited edition box sets, Arrow Video have finally put together the first four movies in the Japanese women-in-prison/revenge Female Prisoner Scorpion series in a lavish package loaded with extras. Based on a comic, the films – particularly the original – have become notable amongst cult cinema connoisseurs for their depictions of graphic violence, sex and strong female characters, many elements that were copied by hundreds of other exploitation movies throughout the 1970s but never quite captured with the same sense of artistic flair.
The first film in the series is 1972’s Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion, which Continue reading