Joshuu sasori: 701-gô urami-bushi (Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song) (1973)

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This fourth film in the series which began with Joshu 701-go Sasori (1972) almost didn't get made because star Meiko Kaji was tired of her role. Toei Studios coaxed her back by replacing Toshiya Ito -- who made the first three films -- with Yasuharu Hasebe, who had directed Kaji in Naraneko Rokku: Onna Bancho (1970) and two of its sequels. Scorpion (Kaji) escapes from jail and ends up on the run from some thuggish cops. She finds a haven with a former college classmate who works backstage at a strip club. Scorpion tells him about her unfortunate adventures, later conspiring with him to finally expose her ex-boyfriend, the crooked vice cop whose attempted murder had resulted in her initial arrest. This was the end of the series for all practical purposes, although Yutaka Kohira directed a pair of sequels starting with Shin Joshu Sasori: 701-go (1976), each starring different actresses in the lead. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi
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Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Meiko Kaji
as Scorpion
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Critic Reviews for Joshuu sasori: 701-gô urami-bushi (Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song)

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Arrow Video's thoroughly awesome Blu-ray set is one of the year's most essential releases.

Full Review… | August 17, 2016
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Joshuu sasori: 701-gô urami-bushi (Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song)

These Female Prisoner #701 - Scorpion films can't hold a candle to Kaji's similar female revenge film Lady Snowblood, they remain modest exploitative entertainments. A few dull passages aside, Grudge Song is about as entertaining as the first two in the series, although the killer final five minutes or so really stand out.

Caleb McCandless
Caleb McCandless
½

My least favorite of the series, that I've seen (All but Jailhouse 41) Still an excellent piece of Japanese ex.

Burton
Burton

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