|Out on:||Blu-Ray 27th July 2015
DVD 27th July 2015
Banned in many countries around the world, Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky is 88 minutes of the purest, unadulterated, blood-soaked fun ever to be passed by the BBFC. A radical fusion of brutal martial artistry, extreme violence and dark visuals, this masterpiece features some of the most outrageously graphic and convincing ‘splatter’ effects in the history of cinema. Consider yourself warned...
Fan Siu-Wong (Ip Man)
Ngai Kai Lam
Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky is set in an alternative universe in the year 2001. After killing the drug dealer responsible for his girlfriend’s death, Ricky (Fan Siu-Wong) finds himself banged up in a prison ruled by a corrupt warden and a group of super-mercenaries known as the Gang of Four.
Trained in an especially deadly form of martial arts, and possessing super-human strength making him virtually indestructible, Ricky responds to the bullying of various inmates, prison guards and the Gang of Four in the only way he knows how…
Cue disembowelment, decapitation, dismemberment, flaying, manual organ removal, exploding bodies, crushed heads, exposed brains, popping eyeballs, human mincing (and we’re not talking about adopting dandyish affectations here!), one jaw-dropping mother of a monster and the goriest climax you will ever see!
We like it because:
Easily the most amazingly violent and gory movie ever to emerge from Hong Kong (or anywhere else for that matter!), Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky is based on the hyper-violent Japanese manga comic Rikki-O and is regarded as the most faithful live-action adaptation of manga source material to date.
A hilarious, crowd-pleasing party movie if ever there was one, in the US the VHS bootleg of Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky was, for years, one of the best-selling bootleg video titles of all time. Written and directed by Ngai Kai Lam, the movie made a star of lead Fan Siu-Wong.
Funny, astonishing and totally exhilarating to watch, this is one film that really does have to be seen to be believed. Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky is still guaranteed to rock your world, leaving you breathless with both laughter and sheer amazement.
Gore-hounds who indulge in the dubious pleasures of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Ichi the Killer will be in Seventh Heaven!
Newly restored High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD
Interview with leading man Fan Siu-Wong
Feature-length audio commentary with Hong Kong Stuntman Jude Power and critic Miles Wood
Martial Arts Showcase with Fan Siu-Wong
24-Page Collector's Booklet
Reversible sleeve with newly created artwork on both sides
Original Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 audio
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing