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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Tokyo Shock
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2015
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0057FGD2W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,784 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Product Description

A practitioner of the mystical kung-fu style known as Qigong,
Ricky is invincible, has superhuman strength, and can virtually
withstand all pain. He uses his martial arts skills to clean up
the system after being incarcerated in a prison run by corrupt
officials. This leads to ill-fated attempts by others to subdue
him, which end up being extremely gory and over-the-top.

Review

A rather astonishing, starkly
stylized blood flood set inside
a privatized prison. --The Village Voice

Apart from Ichi the Killer, it is the
only live-action film ever to capture
the anarchic, excessive, highly
stylized violence of manga. --Movie Gazette

Customer Reviews

This movie is great if you like gore.
Coldgame X
You can make fun of just about everyone in the movie!
G. Winer
Riki Oh is the best movie I have ever seen.
Scott Mclaren

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 24, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
You MUST buy/rent/steal the video "the story of Ricki Oh"....An instant classic and quite possibly the most violent, gory, and graphic film ever made. Multiple gorings, eye gougings,stabbings, impalings, and dismemberments. Dudes get buried alive, encased in concrete, flayed, their tongues cut out, crushed under presses, and run through meat grinders. Guys are chopped in the face with swords, boards studded with nails, and have wood planes run up their face. Did I menntion that the prison warden in this movie shoots prisoners with exploding bullets that make them expand like balloons beforee they burst like road kill underneath a car tire?
The hero ricki punched through dudes, decapitates his enemies with oopen fist blows, crushes guys heads like he's popping a zit. There's even a scene where a guy, who is about to die in a fight with Ricki, grabs a knife and stabs himself in the stomach...then he pulls out his intestines and tries to strangle ricki with them....
With memorable lines like:
"They gave me 30 pounds of rice to cut you up, turn you into mince meat, and put you in a pie..."
"Oscar has shown his tatoos...now he must kill!!!!"
"Ricki, I am your uncle. I have known you since your were 7 or 8 years old, when you possessed suoperjuman strength. Do you still possess your super human strength?"
"Chi Cong feeds on strength!!!!!"
"I have hit you in your death spot..soon you will die"
"His style of Kung Fu is unorthodox...I do not think I can defeat him..."
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By cookieman108 on January 4, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Based on a Japanese manga by Tetsuya Saruwatari, which developed into an animated series and finally this live action film, Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1992) aka Lik Wong is probably one of the most comically gonzo, graphically gory features I've seen since viewing Peter Jackson's comical horror splatter fest Dead Alive (1992) aka Braindead. Written and directed by Ngai Kai Lam (Erotic Ghost Story), the film stars Siu-Wong Fan (Supercop 2) as a young man with superhuman abilities who ends up taking on the sadistic leaders of a corrupt prison system. Also appearing is Mei Sheng Fan (Year of the Dragon), Frankie Chin (Operation Scorpio), Yukari Oshima (Death Triangle), and Ka-Kui Ho (Once Upon a Time in China II).

As the movie, set in the not to distant future of 2001 A.D., begins, we learn prisons have been privatized, and are run as franchised businesses, at least in Hong Kong, and we witness the arrival of a group of new inmates including a young, muscular man named Ricky. Shortly after settling in to his new surroundings, Ricky runs afoul of a mid-level flunky/bully, who subsequently recruits a homicidal blimp named Silly Lung to dispatch Ricky in the shower. Thing is Ricky isn't any ordinary schmuck, as he possesses superhuman strength along with powerful kung fu, enough to punch a hole through his obese attacker's guts causing them to spill out all over the floor. This causes the sadistic assistant warden, a fat slob with a hook for a hand and a prosthetic eyeball, to take notice, enough so to order the Gang of Four, a group of powerful prisoners with awesoma skills who rule the inmate population, to take Ricky to task.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sean E. Mcgrath on September 10, 2001
Format: DVD
What more can one say except that this is a movie you MUST have in your collection!!! It will horrify your parents! Your pets will hide under the couch! Friends will think you are twisted and super-cool! "The Story of Ricky" is Hong Kong's answer to The "Evil Dead" Trilogy: over the top, disgusting and totally hilarious.
Ricky is sent to prison for killing the thugs who kidnapped his girlfriend after she witnessed a drug deal and jumped off a roof to escape said thugs. Granted, it was lemming behavior (and somehow not as poignant as Isaac falling to his roof-induced death in "SMilla's Sense of Snow"), but this is Hong Kong Cinema and Ricky is HUGE and needs revenge.
So.. jail.
It's not "Cool Hand Luke" per se but there is a heirarchy and I KNOW one fo the wardens HAD to have said, "Son, what we got here is a failure to communicate" but it never made it to the subtitles. Ricky navigates the heirarchy by eliminating the Wing Bosses, using wood lathes in rhinoplasty, doing surgery on himself, being strangled by people's intestines (while they are still attatched to them. Was this a homage to "The Reanimator"? Could be!) all the while befriending tongueless mutes and playing Enya-like music on blades of grass.
Ricky is not only HUGE but he's a Sensitive New Age Guy, too. A SNAG who kicks butt.
I don't have enough space to delve into the homoerotic scenery and undertones, but it ranks with "Midnight Express". Trust me.
In conclusion, "The Story of Ricky".. buy it. It's a wonderful and horribly horribly horribly violent movie that brings a smile to my face and song to my heart.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By BIG JIM SLADE on December 2, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Do you like martial arts? Do you like gore? Do you like campy, trash videos? If you said yes to any of the above questions, then The Story of Ricky is definitely for you. What can I possibly say about a movie that has been voted #1 by all stoners as the greatest movie ever to watch while high. Nam Nai Choi proves that you do not need any computers to create the greatest and most hilarious gore scenes ever to grace celluloid. The Story of Ricky is the average tale of one strong, noble man that has the courage to stand up to the evil, and oppressive authority. In this case the strong man happens to be an invincible prisoner named Ricky, and the cruel authoritarians happen to be super powered thugs and prison officials. The Story of Ricky is definitely one to add to the collection.
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