It’s just like Cool Hand Luke…

The Greatest Movie EVER!

Grab your blood-bucket, because Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

is the Greatest Movie EVER!

This film contains:

Ricky is Emo.

Pretty Boys in Prison.

OH THE HUMANITY!

TRAGEDY.

Durr?

Mini-Bosses.

GRR!  ARGH!

ULTRAVIOLENCE.

Did they make that in wood shop?

Religious symbolism.

CLOSING THOUGHT!

I’m so glad this Rude Dude…

Yukari Oshima

…is actually this Foxy Lady.

COMING SOON!

WARNING! INCOMING NINTENDO PROPAGANDA.

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11 Responses

  1. CAAALIIIIFORNIAAAAAA

  2. Oh yes, Fred Savage is coming….and he’s got a friend that can kick your butt in Double Dragon.

  3. The Coming Soon picture looks promising.

    I love the Power Glove. It’s SOoooo bad.

  4. The Wizard! Hell’s YEAH!

  5. One fun thing is to watch the subtitles with the dub track on, and try to reconcile the two.

  6. The best line in this entire film, which you neglected to mention at all and therefore fail, is “the warden is best at kung fu.” This line encapsulates the shonen fighting hierarchy in one shot. You simply don’t GET to be the warden unless you are, indeed, the best at kung fu.

    Speaking as one of the premiere Riki-Oh experts on the planet, this movie is INCREDIBLY faithful to the manga, more so than the anime even. The manga in question was written by Tetsuya Saruwatari, the visionary great who brought us Dog Soldier and Tough/Shootfighter Tekken following his being trained by KAZUO KOIKE~!

    The difference is that the film only covers about the first 3 volumes or so of the manga, which is a 12 volume epic. Also, they omit the bit where Riki’s fist bears the Star of David and his opponents have Nazi swastikas on theirs.

    The first three volumes are the least ridiculous. Don’t make me repost that thread I made from two or three years ago chronicling Riki’s fight against Nazi Jack Nicholson.

  7. As I recall from that thread, Nazi Jack Nicholson rips out his own brain–and he’s even MORE powerful AFTER he does it!

  8. Sean’s last line of the podcast (the podcast proper, not the stinger) would make a GREAT promo.

  9. EELEASE NA REPISODE!

  10. Learn to love Yukari Oshima (it’s very easy). She and Moon Lee ruled the 90s:

  11. Riki-Oh truly is the greatest movie EVER! When I began watching it, I had somewhat of an idea of what I was getting myself into. Even with this knowledge I still wasn’t truly ready for the glory that it brought to my living room.

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