Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
1989, NR, 91 min. Directed by Ngai Kai Lam. Starring Frankie Chin, Sui-Wong Fan, Ho Ka Kui.
REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., March 30, 2000
Reported to be the most quintessentially over-the-top kung-fu flick ever made, Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky combines images of violent excess with generous amounts of humor. Gory things are done to old men and animals, strangulations are conducted with human intestines, and a glass eye dispenses mints - you get the idea. The story revolves around a strong but outraged prisoner and an evil warden. New prints have been struck so that all the grisly gore will be delivered intact.