The film opens with Nami Matsushima (a.k.a. Matsu, a.k.a. Scorpion) once again on the lam. The police track her down at a wedding, but she manages to escape. Badly injured, she is saved by a man who works in a strip joint and holds a grudge against the police for torturing him. Can the Scorpion trust a man again? Should she?
Yasuharu Hasebe (長谷部安春 Hasebe Yasuharu, April 4, 1932-June 14, 2009) was a Japanese film director best known known for his movies in the “Violent pink” subgenre of the Pink film, such as Assault! Jack the Ripper (1976), Rape! (1976), Rape! 13th Hour (1977) and Raping! (1978). Earlier genre films directed by Hasebe include Black Tight Killers (1966) and the Alleycat Rock series (1970).
Hasebe recalled a trusting relationship with his father, whom he considered the biggest influence on his life. In the post-war years, Hasebe was influenced strongly by American and French films, particularly American “B” movies, and the films of John Huston and Samuel Fuller. After studying French literature at Waseda University, he began working at Nikkatsu studios in 1958. For eight years he worked as an assistant director, including a lengthy apprenticeship under Seijun Suzuki. He was given his first chance to direct in 1966 with Black Tight Killers. He directed more action… read more
Taut angst and EuroWestern analogues compose a proper swan song for Kaji's Matsu, and any possibility of redemption, though Yasuharu Hasebe's vision of the end is somehow less nightmarish and surreal than what could have been expected had Shunya Ito not dropped as director of the series. Doesn't attain the heights of Jailhouse 41, but is more somber and volcanic than the original and the second sequel.