Female Prisoner Jailhouse 41 (1972) Review: Bad Boys Are Dogs!
I am addicted to laughing. I might have just found one of the funniest films I have ever watched. A big fan of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction here, but this one tops it. Don’t get mad now. I am not a man-hater but the portrayal of men in this film is a bit accurate; they are kind of like wild dogs when they are not domesticated. But the women in this film are just as bad. In fact, they are as brutal as the men—even more so, I would say. I had a good laugh seeing both genders behaving like animals, battling against each other. The scenes are so shockingly grotesque that I watched them three times in a row! I am just that shocked! The stunningly beautiful main character Scorpion, played by Meiko Kaji, is the most dangerous prisoner. Get too close and she will bite. The police had to lock her in the underground facility where insects resided. For a year, she was in insolation. One day, the head of the policemen got promoted and decided to treat her like a human and invited her to celebrate with him along with other female prisoners. His sadistic way of taming the female prisoners into good girls led him to promotion. How ironic is that? But this is where the fun starts. It’s time for the girls to break out of jail and put those bad boys back in their place! I won’t go into details about the plot because I just don’t want to spoil it for folks who have not seen it. Apart from the plot, the cinematography is superb. As I mentioned before, I watched it 3 times, well 4 times now. It is so well done and the dialogues were well thought out that if I ever feel the need to laugh, I will just watch this film. It’s that good.
Hello Halsdoll! I’ve never came across someone else that knew this movie! I’ve not seen all of them but I am a big fan of Meiko Kaji. Lady Snowblood is one of my favorites! I’ve really enjoyed your reviews lately as I’ve always been a huge martial arts fan myself and I have such respect for women who live a struggle like this. Women deserve better than they have gotten throughout history all over the world and I always get excited when such a badass chick starts to get her revenge! Sometimes its embarrassing to be a man due to the majority taking advantage of others. Thats why I love Scorpion and Lady Snowblood! They put them in their place!
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Hi Adrian!!! I’m not surprise you like Martial Arts films, after all you have good taste in games! 🙂 I like Lady Snowblood as well but I think Meiko Kaji did a great job as Scorpion! I’m so happy you enjoy the reviews enough to leave a comment. It means a lot to me!
Don’t worry, not all men are bad just like not all women are good. 🙂