FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: #701’S GRUDGE SONG

Yasuharu Hasebe, Japan, 1973, Arrow Films, Cult

“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.

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Details

  • 89 mins
  • Color
  • 2.35:1

Formats

  • DCP

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