Tag Archives: Shunya Ito

Stewart Home answers 38 questions from Catalonia

5 years ago Kiko Amat wrote a big feature on me for  La Vanguardia, Spain’s biggest selling paper.  A couple of days ago he emailed me 38 questions saying: “…we’ve started a new series of Q&A to people we like … Continue reading

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“Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion” and the trope of ‘revenge’

While most women-in-prison flicks bore me, Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1973) directed by Shunya Ito is a groove sensation. The plot is simple, Nami Matsushima AKA Matsu the Scorpion (Meiko Kaji) is betrayed by her bent cop boyfriend Sugimi (Isao … Continue reading

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