Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Story Of Ricky (1991) aka Riki-Oh aka Lik Wong aka King Of Strength aka Riki O

5 / 5
Tagline: N/A
Directed By: Ngai Kai Lam
Written By: Tetsuya Saruwatari, Ngai Kai Lam
Actors Include: Siu-Wong Fan, Mei Sheng Fan, Ka-Kui Ho
Genre: Action, Thriller, Cult, Kung-Fu
Length: 91 minutes
Banned: West Germany, Ireland, Malaysia
Country: Hong Kong/Japan

So this may just be the greatest action gore film I've ever seen. Okay fine, it is. Firstly this isn't "well-done" this is utterly ridiculous in an "I can't believe they are doing that" kind of way. I'd read about this film on Badmovies.org and was incredibly excited about getting to watch it. Oddly my husband had been looking to see this film for years and had forgotten what it was called until I brought it up, guess it was fate that brought us to Riki! Our hero Riki (Ricky) was put in jail after getting revenge on the gangsters who nearly raped his Girlfriend. The prison is a crooked one however. There are four wings with four "characters" that try to keep Riki down. They aren't the only obstacle as some of the inmates are pretty darned violent and awful. One even breaks an old man's sailboat (for his grandson)...but no worries because Riki is there to avenge just about any wrong that is done. Nearly everyone in this movie has super-human strength, but Riki may be the strongest character ever. He punches THROUGH people, survives the unsurvivable and well I don't want to ruin any of the bloody fun surprises. The writing isn't so great, and well the movie just is so excessive that it's hard to not get sucked in and enjoy the hell out of it. If you like excessive violence then you simply must see this...I insist!

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