Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
Matsu, known to the prisoners as Scorpion, is locked away in the bowels of the prison as revenge for disrupting the smooth operation of the prison and for her disfiguring attack on the warden. Granted a one day reprieve due to the visit of a dignitary, she takes advantage and attacks the warden again. This leads to more brutal punishment and humiliation. But the punishment gives her an oppurtunity to escape along with six other female prisoners. Their surreal flight from prison pits the convicts against the guards, the warden and each other.
This one tries to keep the magic of the first movie, but fails at some point.
Atleast it has got the same elements: A bunch of crazy prisoners, lesbian sex, a bit of violence, and it still ads a crazy feminazi shaman, oh man.
"A bright red rose has thorns that you might not see."
a bit more straightforward a pinky Women in Prison movie than its predecessor but that's mitigated by some truly oppressive and abstract imagery that might as well be straight out of a Kaneto Shindô film, or maybe even Imamura.
Having been in solitary confinement for a year, Matsu and six other prisoners make an escape whilst being transported back from their hard labour. Loyalties are tested as the convicts evade the prison officials, taking hostages on a bus which leads to a tense stand off. Part 2 of Shunya Ito’s trilogy is even more surreal than the first, mixing arthouse sensibilities with exploitation. Again Meiko Kaji excels in the role of Matsu, her piercing stare sending shivers down the spine, and the dynamic with fellow inmate Obu is a highlight.
like I said, pure awesomeness beyond comprehension