Female Prisoner Scorpion – Beast Stable (1973)

Directed by: Shunya Ito

Stars: Meiko Kaji, Mikio Narita and Reisen Lee

Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English

Country: Japan

Also known as: Joshuu sasori: Kemono-beya, La tanière de la bête, Sasori: Den of the Beast

Description: After escaping from Detective Kondo to whom she was handcuffed , Nami seeks temporary refuge in the dirt-floor shack of the young prostitute Yuki. Yuki’s existence is indeed a difficult one, spent tending her brain damaged elder brother whom she must lock in the closet while out to keep him from committing trouble. Yuki’s is the only kind face Nami encounters and the two soon form a rather gloomy bond. Utilizing skills she gained in prison, Nami finds employment as a seamstress and eventually moves to her own apartment. The horny yakuza thug downstairs soon has libidinous intentions, which inevitably lead to his painful demise. When the thug’s bosses find Nami, they drug, torture and imprison her in retaliation. While being held, she witnesses a sadness which she can no longer contain, and soon detective Kondo’s list of unsolved violent murders grows



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