|Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable © 1973 Toei Co., Ltd.|
When: Sunday, February 12, 7:00 PM
Japan Society NY's five film Meiko Kaji mini-retrospective will conclude this evening with the a screening of Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable at 7:00 PM. (At 4:30 Sunday afternoon there will be a separate screening of Blind Woman's Curse.)
Perhaps Meiko Kaji's most iconic role, Nami "Scorpion" Matsushima was created by Toru Shinohara for an adult manga, and has been the subject of many remakes, but Kaji will always remain the original and the best. The third film in the series, and last by original director Shunya Ito, Beast Stable is the most horror-tinged entry, and arguably the most violent. Nami, having escaped from prison in episode #2, befriends a lonely sex worker and incurs the wrath of a yakuza gang led by a former nemesis, the sadistic and power-mad Katsu—a grand guignol creation clad in black feathers who has sworn vengeance on Scorpion.
This film is unrated, but may only be viewed by persons 18 years of age or older.
Part of Cruel Beauty: A Romantic Weekend with Meiko Kaji
Tickets: $13/$10 seniors & students/$9 Japan Society members
All Access Pass: (1 ticket for each film in the series, 5 tickets total) Save $3 per ticket. $50/$35 seniors & students/$30 Japan Society members
Double Feature Pass: (2 different films in the same transaction) Save $2 per ticket. $22/$16 seniors & students/$14 Japan Society members