“A very solid ending to this brilliant quadrilogy.”
-- Dion Wyn, LETTERBOXD
The four-film Female Prisoner Scorpion cycle charts the vengeance of Nami Matsushima (Meiko Kaji, LADY SNOWBLOOD), who becomes an avatar of survival and an unlikely symbol of female resistance in a male-dominated world. Spiritually akin to MS. 45, COFFY, and THE BRIDE WORE BLACK, FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: #701’S GRUDGE SONG (the final film in the series) shows a gentler side of Nami, as she falls in with an ex-radical suffering from physical and psychological trauma caused by police torture. Featuring stunning pop-art compositions and ultra-violent outbursts, it’s easy to see why these movies were a direct inspiration for Uma Thurman’s character of “The Bride” in Quentin Tarantino’s KILL BILL.