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Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: on February 26, 1999, 06:16:37 PM
Watching a 4th generation dupe of this flick is for the birds... I screened it in glorious 35mm with english subtitles on a HUGE screen 3 yrs ago...

too bad you live in the US... New Zealand is where this s**t plays on celluloid for rabid fans..


Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: on March 15, 1999, 04:14:01 AM
This is the freakest movie in the world also the most gore. DIRECTOR AND WRITTER-Simon Nam. RICKY-Fan Siu Wong . Itīs also take from a manga.......

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: on May 02, 1999, 12:48:49 AM
I bought this movie a few years back on the tai seng label... all Manderin, no subs.  Strangely, it did't detract too much.
But gorehounds rejoice!  A dubbed version is being released this summer!  Check out for details.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: on May 14, 1999, 07:38:21 AM
Next to "Dead Alive" this is surly one of the goriest movies I have ever seen.Entertaining, but very dumb.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: on September 01, 1999, 11:55:47 PM
This film is the best I've seen this year (1999).  It really puts to shame that American Fist of the North Star movie with Sean Penn's fat brother.  AMAZON.COM should have this film on VHS already, so go to them if you don't live in the US.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: on September 15, 1999, 03:56:09 AM
I have had this movie for over two months,and I watch it once every week. I never get tired of it. Oh would I kill if I could find a wav of "We're gonna get you for killing Freddyyyyy! Yaaaaah!". I would be complete. The English dubbed version is a treat because half of the voice talents in this movie sound so ridiculous it's laughable. But seriously,a glass eye is no place to put your mints.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: on September 19, 1999, 04:25:50 AM
After watching this movie...I had a life changing result..I became a hero to many felons in the prisons...and released them all..just like our crooked judicial system..

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: on September 25, 1999, 12:44:34 AM
I watched this movie and watch out.. There's a version of it out there that is heavily censored. The packaging was in Chinese but everything was subtitled. (Not dubbed over) As soon as you began to have gore, the damn censors cut it out.. Ruined most of the movie for me. Although, the fight scenes in this movie were classic. :)

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: Audiolizard on October 04, 1999, 11:23:55 PM
The only movie worse than Meet The Feebles.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: on October 28, 1999, 09:53:02 PM
The Greatest movie of all time!
If you like Bad movies...
If you like violent kung-fu...
If you like gore...
If you like people getting smacked about the head with a monkey-wrench...
Then this, my friend, is the movie for you.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: Paul Westbrook on January 18, 2000, 10:27:45 AM
Talk about a movie gaining a lot of attention. It was on this site, where I first heard about this film. Anybody who wants to obtain this movie, should check the video store in their area[ Try Jumbo Video) If not then try a movie store to see if they have it. Thanks moviephiles. Write to me at with movie questions, or maybe to chat about movies. Hope to hear from you soon.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: Dickie Vicious on February 02, 2000, 05:52:43 PM
I took the advice that I read on another site where some guy said he found Ricky at Suncoast in the martial arts section. I went there and sure enough, there it was! UNCUT and UNCENSORED! This is the goriest movie that I have ever seen! And it is hilarious! The prison warden stores breathmints in his FAKE EYE! If there is a Suncoast near you, look for it there! And if they don't have it, keep fighting the good fight until you get it!

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: Deis Knutts on May 21, 2000, 12:32:40 AM
The first time i watched this movie was with my college suitemates while we were eating pizza...the food couldnt have gone down smoother and my appitite to watch this movie again and again got stronger.  Ricky Ho is amazing...A damn one man army who dont take s**t from nobody...(am i the only one that liked the the warden's son?? i thought that little fat clumsy bastard was hilarious) The only part of the movie i didnt like was when ricki had a flashback of himself and his girlfriend flying a kite instead of having a flashback of him f**kin the life outta her.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: John Doe on August 26, 2000, 04:56:54 PM
Thank you for opening up my eyes to the story of ricky.  Thanks to you I bought the movie from you webpage.  I have now got the movie of the century in my possesion.  I loved every minute of it, (especially rickies girl friend who jumped of the building for no real reason.)  

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: miranda on November 18, 2000, 02:16:22 AM
I first saw this film on the big screen at the Incredibly Strange Film Fest in Wellington (NZ)!! Words cannot express what an experience this film is. From the initial wood-embedded-in-face-unexpectedly scene, we knew that this was something special... once it had finished, the entire audience gave it a standing ovation, stamped their feet and howled for more!! And the magical flute-leaf playing, heh. God I love this film.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: Anthony on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie is great. It's so hard to find in stores..hehe wonder why.. Thanks for the site. Gotta finally show friend the head crush video.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: ShogunOfPork on June 06, 2001, 08:49:17 PM
This is an amazing movie!!!   But why did they fill the dog with strawberry preserves?

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: Gabe Kelly on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I have owned this movie since May of '01, and have watched it at least once a day since. This movie is one of the most fun I've seen. And believe me, I have seen a LOT of films. This video, at least the uncut version, is available from Tokyo Shock productions, and is worth having in your collection. By the by, did you know that the "effeminate" Gang of Four leader is actually PLAYED BY A GIRL!!! I can't remember her name right now, but she is in a bunch of other martial arts movies. Anyway, the film is worth getting, so GET IT ALREADY!!!!!!!

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: Daniel on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Well, I bought it and it is gory! I just watched a little bit and Ricky punched through a fat guy's stomach! I stopped it because my dad might make me get rid of it. My mom saw it but I hope she doesn't tell him. I'll have to wait until monday to watch it(I'm 13 years old and my mom and I are the only people in te house).

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: The Necrofile-Crocodile:Leonard D. Loftin on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
My wife was very amused of the hand-crushing fist-fight.I think the best "fun" in this film is the little fat son of the prison-keeper.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: Andrew on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Movie is good. Just in case you were wondering Huang Chan (unorthodox white crane style person) IS a girl. That is why so looks a bit girly. There is another B Movie out with Fan Siu Wong (Ricky) in it. Something like the "haunted house", that is a rough translation. Haven't a clue what it would be in English. Seen it here in Japan, probably will exist in Hong Kong but as to a dubbed/subbed version am not sure. Looks like it could be better than Ricky.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: KC on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Did anyone notice all the porn in the assistant warden's office?

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: dethy on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I saw this at the Nuart in Santa Monica.  Terrible film, but terrible in a good way.  One strange thing - whenever Ricky punched through someone's body parts, the whole screen would turn read as if shot through a red filter.  Even the head-crush scene was like this.  Did I see some kind of pseudo-censored version?  Does the DVD turn red like this in the gore scenes?

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: The MessiahMan on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Red?  strange stuff.  I don't remember anything turning red, except that one scene where the gore looked like it splattered all over the camera.  Either way, Andrew's review hits the nail on the head.  This movie is a MUST see.  It's badness is legendary, and Chi-coh (or whatever) is one of the best styles of Kung-fu ever featured on film!  Though if I were Ricky, I'd avoid the entire events of the movie and sock a hole through the wall after about the first scene...but it's that kind of nonsense that makes this movie grand.  OH, and the "Rogan's Kung-fu is unorthodox" line is incredibly funny...ESPECIALLY after that goofy bit of posing.  It just tickles my funny-bone each time I see it.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: turd fergeson on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This movie is one of the best in my collection. I watch the DVD on almost a daily basis...I dont know what keeps me coming back. The ultra cheesy dubbing? The gore? The "early 90's-ness" of it? I dunno, but the movie will be one of my favorites for years to come.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: Hero on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Thank God for "Story of Ricky"!!! I just saw a midnight show with my friends in Kansas and it was the most absurd, hilarious, disgusting, f**ked-up movie I ever saw! Great crowd in the theatre too... Plus they showed a "Speed Racer" cartoon beforehand, but this was quickly forgotten once Ricky graced the screen. I tried describing it to my husband, but there are no words for the beauty of "Story of Ricky".

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: Tozmo on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
One of the most inexpicable events in this movie (and that's saying something) is watching the crowd point and talk to the buried Ricky

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: R.P.Gemmell on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
One of the many movies you must see before you die. An amazing fusion of brutal martial artistry, mutations, sci-fi and horror. Based on the 1988 manga book series called 'Riki Oh' (King Of Strength) by Masahiko Takajo (story) and Tetsuya Saruwatari (art). Set in the year 2001, it tells the story of Ricky Ho a guy who is sent to prison for taking revenge on the person whom he thinks is responsible for driving his girlfriend to suicide. There are 4 wings within the prison each has it's own leader (the gang of four). Ricky is so tough that he even refuses to have 5 bullets removed from his body!!! He becomes a hero for his fellow prisoners and a target for the gang of four, Cyclops and the warden. That's all i'll say as I don't want to spoil things. To give you a taste of this motion picture it includes prison torture, tons of gore and guess what there is more!!! I recently bought this on the Hong Kong Legends DVD version in Glasgow and I thought this was a solid gold cult classic alongside such other classics such as Battle Royale (2001), Dawn Of The Dead (1978), Ichi The Killer (2000), Five Deadly Venoms (1978), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Kill Bill (2002) etc etc. Oh did I forget to mention? There is also a reprisal of the infamous X-ray punch scene from Sonny 'Shinichi' Chiba's first hit 'The Streetfighter' (Gekitotsu! Satsujin Ken) (1974). I definitely recommend this to anyone who has a reliable stomach and for anyone who wants to see one of the many unique movies ever made and to people who are fans of the genre or not.

MY RATING: 10/10

WARNING: If you are unconfortable of the idea of the film you should keep away as it is not for the faint of heart or the easily upset!!!    

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: Timte01 on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I can only say one thing about this movie-

When the guy pulls out a knife, but decides to cut his chest open and choke Ricky with his intestines, I said "THAT'S THE WORST PLAN EVER!!!!!"

My friends swear that my voice went up slightly when I said it, but I deny it.

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: Zach on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
A very entertaining movie that trully captures the spirit of the Manga it was based on.  This is how over-the-top kung-fu gore should be done.  For the very antithesis of this refer to the made for HBO live version of Fist of the North Star.  I only wished Ricky killed that fat bastard son of the warden.  If somebody deserved to die it was that ugly beast.  My only question is when Ricky punches Taizan's jaw off how is he still able to speak?  That was not believable!  (Pause whilst I remove my tongue firmly ensconched in my cheek) To any kung-fu movie enthusiasts out there this is a MUST SEE!  

Title: Story of Ricky
Post by: hawaii fan on August 17, 2006, 10:06:37 PM
This is the most awesomely bad movie ever!  A must see!

Title: Re: Story of Ricky
Post by: Tanya on December 11, 2007, 08:06:46 AM
I love this movie!   :teddyr:

Thanks for this site, it's the best movie site that i've ever see


:cheers: from Portugal, and a suggestion... see this movie : "Alentejo sem lei" it's a very BAD movie and funny.

Title: Re: Story of Ricky
Post by: Ryan J. Kenner on February 07, 2008, 04:18:23 AM
Wow what a classic this film is.   The Story Of Ricky is miles ahead better than Fist Of The North Star and Crying Freeman.  (The live action versions)  Where to start?  How about the fact that a guy tries to strangle Ricky with his own intestines?  Or for that matter how Ricky uses a meatgrinder to kill the main bad guy  or the fact that people are crucified,  decapitated by head crushes (What most likely inspired Jax's Mortal Kombat II's fatality)  and of course a warden who keeps mints in his glass eye.  In terms of kung fu it is all well done and this movie is one of the best things out of Hong Kong.   Also this movie is probably the closest we'll ever get to a Chuck Norris Fact movie. 

Also how many eyeballs were knocked out of sockets?   

I got this on DVD only paying a 11 bucks,  but even though rate at amazon is 20 bucks it's well worth it.  I mean movies don't get this surreal.   Simply put, a true classic.   

Title: Re: Story of Ricky
Post by: Gimly on February 12, 2008, 12:16:20 AM
This is one of the best (and worst) films I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The scene with much concern over the death & crucification of a fellow inmate that Riki fought Oscar (one of the gang-of-4), but no-one blinked an eyelid over the poor bloke who had his head terminally happy-slapped, was hillarious. BTW I think the crows expected mints when Oscar's eye "flew" accross the courtyard - obviously Crows are not keen on intestines though.

I found the film extremely funny, with many, many, random, unexpected funny gruesome moments. And near the end when the Warden's arms "grew" in length, it reminded me of Mr Tickle from the Mr-Men.

Make sure you watch the dubbed version - it makes the film 100% funnier.

Title: Re: Story of Ricky
Post by: Tj on May 31, 2008, 09:36:06 PM
The first time I watched this movie, I watched it over and over again for like 5 times in a row.  This has to be the most amazing thing ever put out on film.  I still watch it like once a week and each time I find something new, like in one part how it's only raining on Riki, or the pornos on the shelf in the assistant warden's office.

"Rogan's kung fu is unorthodox"  That's gotta be the best line ever in any movie.  Where's the sequel already :P

Title: Re: Story of Ricky
Post by: annoymous on June 05, 2010, 11:35:55 PM
Little known fact: the guy who played ricky's kung fu master should be recognizable from The Last days of planet earth 1974 as Dr. Nishyama the scientist no one would listen to about the end of the world.