Having read the original manga, this does lose its impact upon re-viewing it, and while it does has its charm in its splatter aesthetics it is diminished by films which combined similar perversities with unexpected moments of depth. That said, rather than merely violent trash, it's blackly humorous Grand-Guignol that is entertaining and never becomes offensive.
The gory depiction of superhuman streagth struck me as more funny and ironic than most films that riff on the superhero genre, we need a film like this today. It's still very much a b movie with flaws like half assed martial arts choreography and hilarious dubbing. But the horror undertones are very unique if not fully realized, in any case I can say I've seen few films like it. Worth seeing.
Shocking documentary about privatized prisons, revealing a world of rampant corruption, inhuman conditions, brutal torture, and even secret narcotics production. Folks, this is what happens when prisons, like car parks, have become franchised business...
Gory beyond belief. I was laughing through the entire movie. If a movie is meant to entertain and can be judged on its ability to do so, Riki Oh gets an A+. This movie defies all standards and is amazing because how terrible it is.
There is a scene in this movie where our protagonist Ricky fights a tatooed muscle-man named Oscar in front of a crowd of prison inmates. The fight becomes so desperate that Oscar cuts open his abdomen, pulls out his intestines, and uses them to strangle Ricky. Someone on the sidelines yells "You've got a lot of guts Oscar!" The whole movie is like this.