With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Meiko Kaji mini-retrospective concludes tonight with screening of FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: BEAST STABLE

Japan Society NY
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable  © 1973 Toei Co., Ltd.
 Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable
(Joshu Sasori Kemono Beya)
Directed by Shunya Ito
With Meiko Kaji, Mikio Narita, Reisen Lee
Japan, 1973, 87 minutes
Blu-ray, color, in Japanese with English subtitles

When: Sunday, February 12, 7:00 PM 
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC

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

Special Offers:
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

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