Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (Joshuu sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-b)
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Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (Joshuu sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-b)
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 to a visiting dignitary. Scorpion seizes this opportunity to attack the warden and incite a riot.… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"Kaji is so sinister, she utters fewer words than even Arnold Schwarznegger's Terminator."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid