Exploitation Classic Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 In A Rare 35mm Presentation, Courtesy of Japan Society

Japan Society presents a uncommon sctreening of Feminine Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 on the event of its fiftieth Anniversary, as a part of the Monthly Classics collection. 

Greatest acknowledged outdoors of Japan for her function because the mesmerizing, katana-wielding Girl Snowblood, Meiko Kaji’s equally definitive portrayal of the fearless convict Sasori (Scorpion) initially cemented her standing as an icon of 70s exploitation.

After a yr in solitary confinement in a vicious ladies’s jail, Sasori has taken on a mythic stature among the many prisoners. Escaping with an uncouth band of inmates, she leads the group whereas the jail’s sadistic guards comply with in scorching pursuit. (Dir. Shunya Ito, 1972, 90 min., 35mm. With Meiko Kaji, Fumio Watanabe, Kayoko Shiraishi.)

The second movie in Toei’s Feminine Prisoner Scorpion collection, Shunya Ito’s fever dream sequel is acknowledged because the collection’ greatest entry, bolstered by avant-garde tinged visuals, delirious violence, a fuzzy guitar rating and, in fact, Meiko Kaji’s fierce, steely-eyed efficiency of rage and vengeance.

Buy Tickets HERE ($15 / $5 members)



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