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Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion/DVD

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< Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion

US

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  • Released in 2004
  • Region 1
  • 87 min
  • STUDIO: Media Blasters
  • PICTURE: 2.35:1 Anamorphic NTSC
  • SOUND: Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 (192 kbps)
  • SUBTITLES: English Subtitles
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Photo Gallery (20 pics) | Theatrical Trailer (3:00) | Bonus Trailers | 4 Page Booklet
  • DVD COMMENTS: The Media Blasters dvd uses the same transfer as the Japanese Toei dvd, although the bitrate is lower. I don’t recall any notable compression artifacts, though. The interlaced transfer is pretty good and natural. Audio features no problems, and the extras are what you'd expect from a film like this. The dvd is also available in a 3 disc box set with Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (3rd film) and Female Prisoner Scorpion: Grudge Song (4th film). - HungFist
  • Buy the R1 DVD

Box Set

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UK

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  • Released in 2006
  • Region 2
  • 87 min
  • STUDIO: Eureka
  • PICTURE: 2.35:1 Anamorphic PAL
  • SOUND: Japanese Mono
  • SUBTITLES: English Subtitles
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Photo Gallery | Trailer
  • DVD COMMENTS: All specs unconfirmed. This dvd is likely to be a NTSC to PAL conversion of the R1 dvd. - HungFist
  • BUY THE DVD

French (HK Video)

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  • Released in 2004
  • Region 2
  • 84 min
  • STUDIO: HK Video
  • PICTURE: 2.35:1 Anamorphic PAL
  • SOUND: Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 (192 kbps)
  • SUBTITLES: French Subtitles (forced)
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Presentation for the Film (3:56) | Meiko Kaji and Shunya Ito Filmographies | Theatrical Trailer (2:58) | Bonus Trailers | 16 Page Booklet
  • DVD COMMENTS: HK Video’s presentation for the film is rather poor. It’s a progressive transfer and encoded with a high bitrate, but that’s where the good things end. The image is darkish, has a notable blue tint, and skin tones often look either pale or slightly pink. This is the worst presentation I have seen for the film, although being remastered this is not a total disaster either. Subtitles are in French and forced, but not burnt it. Extras are basic stuff, but the animated menus are some of the most impressive I have seen. This dvd is only available in the Coffret Femmes Fatales double pack, with Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs. Both discs come in their individual digipacks. A very nice booklet is included. - HungFist
  • BUY THE DVD

French Pathe Box

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  • Released in 2007
  • Region 2
  • 87 min
  • STUDIO: Pathe / Asian Star
  • PICTURE: 2.35:1 Anamorphic PAL
  • SOUND: Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 (192 kbps)
  • SUBTITLES: French Subtitles
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Photo Gallery (20 pics) | Meiko Kaji and Shunya Ito Filmographies | Theatrical Trailer (2:56)
  • DVD COMMENTS: Pathe’s dvd has some problems. First of all the running time suggest the transfer has been converted from a NTSC source. It is interlaced and features lots of ghosting, but myself I didn’t notice any flickering (which is usually visible on conversion dvds). I’m not an expert on this, though. Otherwise it seems that the source material is the same as on the R1 and R2J dvds, but this transfer is slighty darker and contrast boosted. It loses some detail in both dark and bright shots. But ultimately this is a rather good looking transfer, and many casual viewers won’t see a huge difference compared to the R1 dvd. Audio is clean. French subtitles are offered, and they are optional. The picture gallery is very good and quaranteed to please the fans of the film. This dvd is only available in Pathe’s 6 Disc La Femme Scorpion Box Set (with all other Female Prisoner Scorpion films). - HungFist
  • BUY THE BOX SET

German DVD

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  • Released in 2006
  • Region 2
  • 87 min
  • STUDIO: R.E.M
  • PICTURE: 2.35:1 Anamorphic PAL
  • SOUND: Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 | German Dolby Digital 2.0
  • SUBTITLES: German Subtitles
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Photo Gallery | Trailer | Bonus Trailers
  • DVD COMMENTS: All specs unconfirmed. This dvd is likely to be a NTSC to PAL conversion of the Japanese dvd. Also available in a 4 Disc Sasori Box Set. - HungFist
  • BUY THE DVD

German DVD Box Set

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Japan

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  • Released in 2002
  • Region 2
  • 87 min
  • STUDIO: Toei
  • PICTURE: 2.35:1 Anamorphic NTSC
  • SOUND: Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 (384 kbps)
  • SUBTITLES: No Subtitles
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Photo Gallery (10 pics) | Original Trailer (3:00)
  • DVD COMMENTS: This transfer was later used on R1, although that release features a lower bitrate. Audio is also 384 kbps instead of 192 kbps like on the R1. In 2007 Toei released a low priced edition of this film. The dvd is the same as before. - HungFist
  • BUY THE DVD
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