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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
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A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.

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(as Simon Nam)

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(manga "Riki-oh"), (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
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Mei Sheng Fan ...
Assistant Warden (as Faan Mooi Saang)
Ka-Kui Ho ...
Yukari Ôshima ...
Yomi - Huang Chaun
Chi-leung Chan ...
Narumi - Hai
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Master Zhang Shan-Gui
Gloria Yip ...
Keiko - Riki's Girlfriend
Philip Kwok ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Lung Biu ...
Yiu-Sing Cheung ...
Chi-Shing Chiu ...
Kin-Shing Choi ...
Inmate
Kwok-Ping Choi ...
Choi Gin-Shing ...
William Ho Ka-Kui ...
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The story is set in the year of 2001 in a prison owned by a major company. A new prisoner sees his friends being harassed and killed by the guards and seeks his revenge. Written by Martin Blom <Martin.Blom@hks.se>

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The Greatest Hong Kong Martial Arts Action Revenge Gore-Soaked Prision Breakout Love Story Cult Film of 1991 Ever Put on DVD!!! (2010 Media Blasters Remastered DVD Edition)


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Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for some drug content | See all certifications »

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The film takes place in 2001. See more »

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The film is presumably set somewhere in Asia, but the sign for the prison seen during the opening credits reads "Establecimiento Prisional Masculino," which is Spanish. See more »

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Asst. Warden: Tarzan! You're really useless! I was betting on you!
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Greatest Film of Its Kind
20 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A man jailed for getting his revenge on those who (indirectly) killed his girlfriend gets sent to the prison of the future. While in prison, he discovers an opium greenhouse (not cleverly hidden) and fights plenty of guards, inmates and the warden.

I gave this film a ten, not because it is a cinematic masterpiece... but because this film stands alone as something that can never be equaled. You will not walk away from this film the same person. Its kiss is like jackhammer; when it is through with you, you are changed.

The violence is excessive to the point of being funny -- walls and body parts exploding. It was hard to tell if this film was supposed to be a comedy or action because while the plot is serious, the action is outrageous. And sometimes you can too easily tell that a body part is a model or that walls are being pulled apart by strings.

The dubbing is really funny, and the use of multiple subtitles (in both British English and American English) is amusing. The film probably deserves a decent transfer and better subtitles, but that might take something away from this film's immense cheese factor. The characters are pretty interesting -- a warden who can transform into the Incredible Hulk and his assistant with one eye and a hook for a hand (who has a wall full of pornographic videos).

If you liked the gore of something like "Terror Firmer", you will find this to be in a similar vein (though, in my opinion, far less offensive). If you do not like blood in your movies, you want to run away from this as quickly as possible. But heck, this is seriously something you cannot go through life without seeing. Highest possible recommendation.


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