Thursday, October 27, 2011

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

After his girlfriend is murdered by a ruthless gang of miscreants, the unstoppable Riki-Oh is thrown in prison for killing the crime boss that was responsible for her death. Finding the same vile corruption in jail, Riki decides to battle his way through countless more villains in order to clean up the prison system and take down its evil warden. Nothing can prepare you for RIKI-OH! It is a non-stop freight train of bloody violence set to absurd kung fu action and outrageous humor. Adapted from the popular manga by Masahiko Takajo, RIKI-OH feels like a comic book come to life, with an explosive display of gore unlike anything else. The ultra-powerful hero is virtually indestructible, withstanding bullets and broken bones, and even tying his own tendons back together to continue fighting after his arm is nearly sliced off! Riki blasts holes through people with his fists, punches through one guy's chin and out his face, and grinds the warden into liquid goo before he is through. The ridiculous characters and silly script add up to pure entertainment as Riki prepares to fight his way to the top. Fans of Peter Jackson and Sam Raimi can't afford to miss this over-the-top action flick!

Rating: 7/10.
Entertainment: 9/10.
Gore: 10/10.

Movies like RIKI-OH:
DEAD ALIVE, THE EVIL DEAD, MR. VAMPIRE, FIST OF THE NORTH STAR, BAD TASTE.

9 comments:

  1. "Riki-Oh" is so great and gory that gore scenes can actually be forgotten in all of the chaos.

    When my friends and I watched this movie for the second time, we had completely forgotten the poor schmuck who gets the top of his head punched off. We actually all said 'I forgot that one!'

    If you have not seen this movie, go see it already. It is just that damn awesome!

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  2. He really does get faced, as do so many others. There are so many countless slash amazing death scenes it would take about an hour and a half to describe them all. This movie kicks infinite ass!

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  3. It's one of the goriest movies you can watch and is one of the reasons why I watch horror movies.

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  4. One of the venoms is in this movie and it is very entertaining as you guys have stated. It's based on an equally mad and gruesome Japanese manga and anime.

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  5. I have never seen Riki-Oh, but I know all about it and I can only guess that I would completely love every second of it too. I remember the original Daily Show played the head smashing clip on it way back in the day.

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  6. Matt you cant miss this one, it is truly amazing, the humor just works and the gore is unbelievable

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  7. One of the craziest movies I have ever seen in my life! So freaking bloody! Yet, so cartoony! Fun times.

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  8. (Text in german) Ich war überrascht, wie gut der Film war. Die Splatter-Szenen sind gut gemacht und passen gut in den Film und wirken nicht zu unpassend. Mir hat der Film gut gefallen!

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  9. So albern wie das Spielen und die Handlung können gelegentlich, das geronnene Blut wirklich ist oberste Kerbe sein! Dies ist einer von meinen neuen Lieblingen, ein ausgezeichnetes Spritzen Bild!

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