Silent rage and a thirst for justice has seldom been so well captured as in this exploitive but incendiary Japanese film that weaves in elements of both the 'women's prison' film and pinku cinema. Meiko Kaji is most impressive as the title prisoner and though the film may often be way over the top its reputation is well deserved.
Loud and unrepentant, #701 is true Japanese political exploitation - walking a very, very fine line between the anger of the political avant-garde and mainstream pinky rapey violence (that's a thing). Its female-centric savagery has rarely been matched - which is why it is justifiably a classic.
So over the top.you can't help butlove it. It never wears out it's welcome. Becomes so insane at times you can't help bu thave a smile while shaking your head., Wondering what will happen next. A great revenge tale