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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (2002)

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This offbeat action drama from Hong Kong stars Bin Shimada as Riki, a new prisoner at a high-tech penal institution of the future. Riki finds himself challenged by the prison's violent, corrupt guards, and when one of his friends is murdered by the jailers, Riki explodes into a fury of violence as he seeks bloody vengeance against all who would cross him. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky has won a cult following for its deliberately outlandish martial arts violence, in which Riki displays the remarkable ability to punch through his victims -- and even blow them up.

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Cast

Louis Fan
as Riki-Oh
Mei Sheng Fan
as Assistant Warden
Ka-Kui Ho
as Warden Sugiyama
Yukari Oshima
as Huang Chung
Tetsuro Tanba
as Master Zhang Shan-Gui
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Critic Reviews for Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

If you can handle the torrent of grisly violence, you'll find yourself royally entertained by this Hong Kong actioner.

March 12, 2008 | Full Review…

A rather astonishing, starkly stylized blood flood set inside a privatized prison.

March 12, 2008

A wild martial arts feature that combines a prison movie setting with the sort of gore effects one normally finds in a horror film.

March 12, 2008

Gore galore but not much more.

January 17, 2008 | Rating: 3/5

You should have been running to the video store before you got to this sentence.

December 24, 2005 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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

October 28, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

It may be a grateful attempt at being a visually advanced film at its time (which could be humorous and entertaining once you really get to think about it) the film does no good and ends up looking like a parody, or rather a slapstick of a martial arts film. Ricky-oh: the Story of Ricky is just as predictable and effortless as the effects and misdirections portrayed in the film. 1/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

utter madness.

Kevin Cookman
Kevin Cookman

Super Reviewer

Absurdly over the top violence plus hilariously ridiculous dramatization and the result is quite a fun movie

Arash Xak
Arash Xak

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