This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1972 for the first release of Female Prisoner Scorpion Jailhouse 41. The manga style art work on this poster is phenomenal. Sasori is one of the most popular Japanese film exports.
Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (女囚さそり 第４１雑居房, Joshū Sasori – Dai 41 Zakkyobō) is a film released in 1972 by Toei Company. It is the second in the Female Convict Scorpion series. It stars Meiko Kaji and is directed by Shunya Itō, who also directed the first film in the series Female Convict 701: Scorpion.
In a retrospective review, AllMovie described the film as "an outrageously stylish and imaginative women-in-prison film." and that the film "bombards the viewer with outrageously brutal images, including the aftermath of a rather creative castration; lyrical images such as leaves turning from brown-orange to gray for one death scene and a waterfall turning red for another; and Kabuki-like fantasy sequences that are interspersed between the action." The review noted that the story line "could be enjoyed as camp or even praised as a critique of society's mistreatment of women, although the unpleasant scenes of rape and torture of women may ruin some people's enjoyment of the film." Sight & Sound described the film as "artful exploitation", noting that "All the male-female relationships are portrayed as antagonistic and abusive, and there is little empathy among the women themselves" as well as that "Although there are scenes of rape, torture and molestation, the tough content is offset by the film's formal beauty -- it's a rare scene that passes without some kind of visual or aural flourish."
This poster is in a near mint condition with vibrant colors. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 49 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.
Size B2 19.7 x 27.8 inches