Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
The debut entry in a series of popular Japanese action movies and a definite influence on Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" films, this thriller stars Meiko Kaji as a young woman who is jailed after shooting her corrupt cop boyfriend. As Kaji suffers under the brutality of both the warden and her fellow inmates, she survives by dreaming of vengeance and takes the name Sasori (Scorpion). Yayoi Watanabe also stars. 87 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Japanese Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; photo gallery; theatrical trailers. In Japanese with English subtitles.