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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
"Lik Wong" (original title)

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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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Mei Sheng Fan ...
Assistant Warden (as Faan Mooi Saang)
Ka-Kui Ho ...
Warden Sugiyama
Yukari Ôshima ...
Yomi - Huang Chaun
Chi-leung Chan ...
Narumi - Hai
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Master Zhang Shan-Gui
Gloria Yip ...
Keiko - Riki's Girlfriend
Philip Kwok ...
Lin Hung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Lung Biu ...
Yiu-Sing Cheung ...
Ling Chi-Hung ...
Chi-Shing Chiu ...
Kwok-Ping Choi ...
Choi Gin-Shing ...
William Ho Ka-Kui ...
Prison Warden
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Storyline

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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5 October 1991 (Japan)  »

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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky  »

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Trivia

One scene required Siu-Wong Fan and Yukari Ôshima to exchange lines while standing close to a raging fire. Siu-Wong, doused with water for protection, was horrified when he noticed Ôshima's exposed neck literally smoking and blistering from the heat. When he asked her why she didn't move, she reportedly replied, "You weren't done with your lines, so I had to wait for the cut." Amazed by her professionalism, he referred to her in future interviews as "amazing Yukari." See more »

Goofs

When Ricky punches down the prison wall, the wires pulling the chunks of debris are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Asst. Warden: [to the Warden's son] Well, how was Hawaii?
[the Warden's son puts his chewed gun on the AW's forehead]
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Gore epic.
16 April 2005 | by (Hawaii, USA) – See all my reviews

Close second to "Dead Alive" as goriest film ever made. Rivers of ridiculously over-exaggerated red will fill your screen and turn your stomach.

Riki was just an innocent (though super-powered, think Mr. Incredible) youth until the day his girlfriend was killed in a botched rape attempt by gangsters. After dealing out his bloody revenge he is carted off to prison where he wishes to serve his sentence as peacefully and undisturbed as he can. However, this pseudo sci-fi Asian prison is any thing but peaceful. Prison film clichés ensue (ie. corrupt guards, an evil warden, an escape attempt).

Technically speaking, the movie isn't very good. The sets lack believability, the dialogue is pretty horrible, and the acting is way over board. The bad guys seem to be bad because they can be...either that or they are just bored, one or the other. Outside of Riki, there is no background attached to any of the characters and none of them are ever developed properly. Additionally, the plentiful fight scenes aren't choreographed very well. Top it all off with some of the cheesiest kung-fu dubs ever recorded and you have a film suffering from lack of talent.

So why the positive score? This is a damn fun movie, that's why. Each and every fight scene ends with a gory display of gruesome blood letting. Heads crushed, stomachs torn open, eyes popped out, faces cut off, one villain even tries to strangle Riki with his own intestines. Amidst the crimson flow, the dumb-as-a-brick story is awash in unintentional humor; the more serious it takes itself the funnier it is. Even the gore itself makes for a joke, it's so over the top it ceases to offend and becomes a sight gag.

Main stream viewers will not get this movie and will simply not like it. Genre fans, however, will find the holy grail of gore flicks.

8/10


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