A beautiful surreal film about a bunch of female convicts who escape from
prison. Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 is a very unique experience that is very oddly paced. The pacing does feel off but in all honesty it hardly mattered because the films visual style are just so damn good and creative. There are some fantastic decisions throughout the film where the director uses visual and sound design to immerse us in this surreal adventure of Scorpion and the other female convicts. Meiko Kaji is pretty much perfect as Female Scorpion; her eyes and body language tell you everything you need to know about the beautiful deadly Female Scorpion. Less is more, and for the most part this character is frightening even though we rarely see why early in the film. Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 is an exploitation film of sorts, also touching on some deeper social issues, notably the view of females vs. males in Japanese society. This film really transcends the typical Women-In-Prison film, and becomes something much more in this dissection of society.
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