Eyeless in Japan
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Eyeless in Japan

The Scorpion Strikes Back

The Female Prisoner Scorpion films are visceral critiques of misogyny, the prison system, and police brutality

An image of Meiko Kaji from “Female Prisoner #701’s Grudge Song.” Used as an aide for criticism under “Fair Use.” All rights to Toei.
Meiko Kaji singing “Urami Bushi” or “Song of Vengeance.”
Meiko Kaji and Quentin Tarantino in Japan. Tarantino clearly drew on Kaji’s work in “Female Prisoner Scorpion” and “Lady Snowblood” for his “Kill Bill” movies.



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Sansu the Cat

I write about art, life, and humanity. M.A. Japanese Literature. B.A. Spanish & Japanese. email: sansuthecat@yahoo.com