Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (Joshuu sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-b) (2000)

Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (Joshuu sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-b)

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Movie Info

The second in a series of exploitation films based on a Japanese adult manga magazine, this over-the-top jailbreak movie pits the silent-but-deadly Scorpion (Meiko Kaji) against a sadistic warden and other adversaries. As the film begins, Scorpion is shackled in an underground solitary confinement cell. She sharpens a spoon, which she holds in her mouth, by scraping it repeatedly against the damp, dirty floor. Then the warden has her dragged to the yard to present a positive image of the prison … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Tooru Shinohara
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 15, 2000
Runtime:

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Critic Reviews for Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (Joshuu sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-b)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 3, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

when it comes to genre, Ito, like his protagonist, just will not be confined or restrained, making Jailhouse 41 as aesthetically striking and deliriously weird a WIP pic as is ever likely to be made.

Full Review… | July 6, 2007
Eye for Film

Kaji is so sinister, she utters fewer words than even Arnold Schwarznegger's Terminator.

Full Review… | October 3, 2002
Combustible Celluloid

Full Review… | March 10, 2003
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (Joshuu sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-b)

½

It wouldn't be crazy to say this might be the greatest WIP film ever made. Ito is aware of how by-the-numbers the genre can be, and decides to approach this as a surreal nightmare. It makes the first film almost looke like an Ozu movie. You don't even have to see the first one to enjoy this one, but it certainly helps, just to give Kaji's character a bit of background.

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Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

The greatest WIP film ever made. So good that it completely trancends the genre. Plus, Meiko Kaji is beautiful, yet truly scary at the same time, something many Hollywood actresses have been trying to accomplish, but few have succeeded, Her performance is great in this stylish and gritty film. Quentin Tarantino used Meiko Kaiji's excellent theme song for this in Kill Bill.

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Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

½

Great piece of Japanese exploitation cinema.
Too bad the OOP DVD transfer is on the rough side. This film is in dire need of a HD re-master. PLEAAAAASE....Criterion.....pick up this film along with is predecessor......PLEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEEE

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