Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 is based on the comic book tales by Tooru Shinohara and is one of a series of films based on the main character, Matsu (Kaji), a mysterious woman known to her fellow inmates as Scorpion. Poor Matsu, set up by her revenge-minded boyfriend, she is wrongly convicted of a crime and is sent to an abysmal prison where the women are beaten, raped, and subjected to deplorable conditions by the guards. With quiet determination, she leads some of the woman in an amazing escape, but only after killing the most brutal of the horrible guards. The women take refuge in a deserted village where Matsu
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is smeared and undefined. Overall, the picture has a flat appearance that is wanting in clarity and definition. The color scheme exhibits poor balance, with hues that occasionally appear oversaturated with undefined colors. Contrast and shadow delineation are poorly rendered. Source element dirt, artifacts, and scratches are evident throughout. (Suzanne Hodges)
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