History Film / JoshuuSasori

1st Jan '17 4:04:15 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The ''Female Prisoner Scorpion'' (Japanese: ''Joshuu Sasori'') series are [[GirlsBehindBars women in prison]] films (surprise!) from Japan's {{Toei}} Studio. The first was director Shunya Itou's debut in 1972, and he also directed the second and third; the first four star Meiko Kaji in the title role. Several different lead actresses, reboots and plotlines, not necessarily anything to do with each other, followed her departure. They originate from a manga series begun in 1970 by Touru Shinohara.

to:

The ''Female Prisoner Scorpion'' (Japanese: ''Joshuu Sasori'') series are [[GirlsBehindBars women in prison]] films (surprise!) from Japan's {{Toei}} Creator/{{Toei}} Studio. The first was director Shunya Itou's debut in 1972, and he also directed the second and third; the first four star Meiko Kaji in the title role. Several different lead actresses, reboots and plotlines, not necessarily anything to do with each other, followed her departure. They originate from a manga series begun in 1970 by Touru Shinohara.
2nd Dec '16 5:22:04 PM captainpat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Averted - Matsu has no interest in complex schemes to ruin people's lives or make them suffer. She just lays their carotid artery open and moves on, barely even looking back.
* WomanInBlack: A [[NiceHat wide, floppy sunhat]], [[BadassLongcoat long belted coat]] done up to the neck, flares and gloves tends to be Matsu's preferred garb [[spoiler:after she escapes and goes on her vengeance streaks]].

to:

* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Averted - Matsu has no interest in complex schemes to ruin people's lives or make them suffer. She just lays their carotid artery open and moves on, barely even looking back.
* WomanInBlack: A [[NiceHat wide, floppy sunhat]], [[BadassLongcoat long belted coat]] done up to the neck, flares and gloves tends to be Matsu's preferred garb [[spoiler:after she escapes and goes on her vengeance streaks]].
back.
13th Feb '16 4:35:46 PM Prfnoff
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EyeScream: This, in a very obvious way regarding the warden, and in a rather less obvious way concerning Matsu. [[IncrediblyLamePun Keen-eyed viewers]] will notice that much of the shot design, from her character design integrating long hair and floppy hat, to camera angles, serves to obscure one of her eyes a lot of the time. Japanese viewers will probably get this, while westerners might well miss it - it's a reference to youkai, Japanese ghost/demon/evil spirits, which frequently have only one eye. The trope crops up in [[GeGeGeNoKitaro various works]]. Additionally, there's multiple moments of close-ups on eyes with a knife held readied in front of them.

to:

* EyeScream: This, in a very obvious way regarding the warden, and in a rather less obvious way concerning Matsu. [[IncrediblyLamePun Keen-eyed viewers]] will notice that much of the shot design, from her character design integrating long hair and floppy hat, to camera angles, serves to obscure one of her eyes a lot of the time. Japanese viewers will probably get this, while westerners might well miss it - it's a reference to youkai, {{youkai}}, Japanese ghost/demon/evil spirits, which frequently have only one eye. The trope crops up in [[GeGeGeNoKitaro [[Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro various works]]. Additionally, there's multiple moments of close-ups on eyes with a knife held readied in front of them.
6th Dec '15 2:55:38 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The costume is fairly iconic; it's referenced in ''LoveExposure''.
14th Sep '15 3:15:03 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Revenge}}: The lifeblood of this series. While the link to {{Lady Snowblood}} is better known, this is in some ways just as much of an influence on ''Film/KillBill as the former, e.g. the modern setting, the protagonist's character, the fact that the {{Roaring Rampage Of Revenge}} is something she comes to as an adult (by contrast, the protagonist of Lady Snowblood is fated to it since before her birth). Vengeance comes in a variety of flavours here:

to:

* {{Revenge}}: The lifeblood of this series. While the link to {{Lady Snowblood}} ''Manga/LadySnowblood'' is better known, this is in some ways just as much of an influence on ''Film/KillBill as the former, e.g. the modern setting, the protagonist's character, the fact that the {{Roaring Rampage Of Revenge}} is something she comes to as an adult (by contrast, the protagonist of Lady Snowblood is fated to it since before her birth). Vengeance comes in a variety of flavours here:
28th Jan '14 3:09:07 AM m8e
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Revenge}}: The lifeblood of this series. While the link to {{Lady Snowblood}} is better known, this is in some ways just as much of an influence on {{Kill Bill}} as the former, e.g. the modern setting, the protagonist's character, the fact that the {{Roaring Rampage Of Revenge}} is something she comes to as an adult (by contrast, the protagonist of Lady Snowblood is fated to it since before her birth). Vengeance comes in a variety of flavours here:

to:

* {{Revenge}}: The lifeblood of this series. While the link to {{Lady Snowblood}} is better known, this is in some ways just as much of an influence on {{Kill Bill}} ''Film/KillBill as the former, e.g. the modern setting, the protagonist's character, the fact that the {{Roaring Rampage Of Revenge}} is something she comes to as an adult (by contrast, the protagonist of Lady Snowblood is fated to it since before her birth). Vengeance comes in a variety of flavours here:
12th Jan '14 11:01:25 AM TwoGunAngel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WomanInBlack: A [[NiceHat wide, floppy sunhat]], [[BadassLongcoat long belted coat]] done up to the neck, flares and gloves tends to be Matsu's preferred garb [[spoiler: having escaped, during her vengeance streaks]].

to:

* WomanInBlack: A [[NiceHat wide, floppy sunhat]], [[BadassLongcoat long belted coat]] done up to the neck, flares and gloves tends to be Matsu's preferred garb [[spoiler: having escaped, during [[spoiler:after she escapes and goes on her vengeance streaks]].
12th Jan '14 10:58:09 AM TwoGunAngel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The series centres around Nami 'Matsu' Matsushima, prisoner number 701, also known by the inmates as Scorpion. Seduced, horribly used and casually betrayed by Sugimi, her corrupt detective boyfriend, she is imprisoned for trying and failing to kill him. Her story revolves around her determination to escape in order to get her revenge, and the increasingly large web of bitter feuds and grievances this creates, inside the prison and beyond.

to:

The series centres around Nami 'Matsu' Matsushima, prisoner number 701, also known by the inmates as ''Sasori'' -- Scorpion. Seduced, horribly used and casually betrayed by Sugimi, her corrupt detective boyfriend, she is imprisoned for trying and failing to kill him. Her story revolves around her determination to escape in order to get her revenge, and the increasingly large web of bitter feuds and grievances this creates, inside the prison and beyond.
12th Jan '14 10:55:46 AM TwoGunAngel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[AntiHero Antiheroine]]: Matsu - a type IV or V. While it's hard not to sympathise with her, she is undeniably merciless, and some of what she does is pure vindictiveness. Although never explicitly stated, she seems to have a code of conduct: help her and she'll help you, mess with her and watch your back, betray her and ''you're going down''.

to:

* [[AntiHero Antiheroine]]: Matsu - a type IV or V. While it's hard not to sympathise with her, she is undeniably merciless, and some of what she does is pure vindictiveness. Although never explicitly stated, she seems to have a code of conduct: help her and she'll help you, you; mess with her and watch your back, back; betray her trust and ''you're going down''.
12th Jan '14 10:50:11 AM TwoGunAngel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[AntiHero Antiheroine]]: Matsu - a type IV or V. While it's hard not to sympathise with her, she is undeniably merciless, and some of what she does is pure vindictiveness. Although never explicitly stated, she seems to have a code of conduct: help her and she'll help you, mess with her and watch your back, betray her trust and ''you're going down''.

to:

* [[AntiHero Antiheroine]]: Matsu - a type IV or V. While it's hard not to sympathise with her, she is undeniably merciless, and some of what she does is pure vindictiveness. Although never explicitly stated, she seems to have a code of conduct: help her and she'll help you, mess with her and watch your back, betray her trust and ''you're going down''.
This list shows the last 10 events of 58. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.JoshuuSasori