Female Convict Scorpion : Jailhouse 41 finally gets UK DVD release
13th Jan 07
Last year we covered the Wild Japan: Outlaw Masters Japanese film festival, so when we heard that one of the seminal classics of the genre was getting the Royal DVD treatment courtesy of Eureka Video, we just new we had to report on it. And to add to the excitement, those guys have also kindly offered us a couple of copies which we'll be giving away in a competition at the beginning of June. Until then, here's a copy of the press release to get you all hot under the collar.
Female Convict Scorpion : Jailhouse 41
Shunya Ito’s incredible Female Convict Scorpion : Jailhouse 41 is amongst Japan’s most famous ever cult films and the primary influence on Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. It remains one of the most sought after cult films in existence, with the deleted US DVD currently changing hands for large sums of money across the internet.
Recently publicized nationwide as the flagship film in the British Film Institute’s touring Wild Japan : Outlaw Masters Of Cinema programme, Eureka is proud to present this masterpiece for the first time ever on DVD or video in the UK.
A truly visionary, one of a kind experience, Female Convict Scorpion is an astoundingly visceral art house-feminist-exploitation hybrid featuring gorgeous Japanese cult icon Meiko Kaji. Shunya Ito’s movie unfolds in a state of perpetual delirium and is by turns shocking, perverse and hilarious. Beautiful, bold and outrageous entertainment, this is one of the most essential, exciting DVD releases of 2007…
Female Convict Scorpion : Jailhouse 41 carries an 18 certificate, has a running time of 90 minutes and a RRP of £15.99.
Extras include: Theatrical Trailer
Optional English subtitles
Full colour insert with a new essay by Matt Palmer (Co-curator of Wild Japan: Outlaw Masters Of Japanese Film festival)