The films of the Female Prisoner Scorpion Collection have been exclusively restored in 2K resolution for this release by Arrow Films and are presented in their original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 with mono sound.
A set of low-contrast 35mm prints struck from the original 35mm film elements were supplied by Toei Company, Ltd. These prints were scanned in 2K resolution on a pin-registered 4K Northlight Scanner. Picture grading was completed on a DaVinci Resolve and thousands of instances of dirt, debris and light scratches were removed using PFClean software. Overall image stability and instances of density fluctuation were was also improved. All restoration work was completed at Pinewood Studios.
The images on all four Female Prisoner Scorpion films favor a noticeably cyan/blue look throughout. This look was inherent in the film materials supplied and relates to how these lab materials were created, as well as how the original elements have faded over time. With these restorations, we have aimed to present the films as close to their intended original style and appearance as possible.
The original mono soundtracks were transferred from the original 35mm optical sound negatives and were conformed and restored at Pinewood Studios.
Restoration supervised by James White, Arrow Films
Materials made available by Toei Company, Ltd: Daichi Yashiki
Additional reference materials supplied by Eureka Video: Kevin Lambert
Restoration services by Pinewood Studios:
Color grading: Carl Thompson, Michael Davis
Restoration technicians: Lucie Hancock, Rob Langridge, Jake Chapman
Audio conform & restoration: Jason Stevens
Conform & deliverables: Leigh Reid
Restoration Department Management: Jon Mann, Philip Lee