Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hilariously Violent Kung fu Movie

I think this is the first time I've ever strung the words "hilarious" and "violent" together. But hell, there's really no other way to put it. I think I might have struck gold this time. Just watch the videos first, and I'll tell you about the movie (yeap, singular) afterward. Please be advised though, you might need a strong stomach.

#1 If you're happy and you know it... What do you do?
Let's start with the most tame of them all, but more importantly this clip will hint you on what to expect from this movie. If you're already sickened by this, it's probably best if you don't watch any further.


#2 The most painless suicide ever
The shoestring budget of the movie is apparent in almost every scene, but you have to give credits to the director's enthusiasm to fulfill his vision in any way he can.
(p/s: The audio doesn't sync)


#3 Fighting inside out
*cackling* Why don't you just see for yourself, and try to make sense of what the hell is going on.


#4 The literally big boss fight
Remember in Kung fu movies starring the likes of Bruce Lee and Jet Li? Maybe even Tony Jaa? Where after fighting hordes after hordes of thugs and underlings, there's always that great, awe-inspiring, climactic big boss fight?

This is not one of them.
But it is so wacky and so batshit insane... It's kinda good.


Alright, by now you're probably trying to make the heads and tails of what-in-the-name-of-all-that's-holy is going on. I can't tell if they wanted this movie to be taken seriously, or did they sell it as some sort of a violent take on Stephen Chow-esque mo lei tau comedy.

Thanks to Mr.Google, I discovered that it was the former. A serious movie that unintentionally became funny the same way Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space [1959] did, and this one's called Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky [1991].


The movie follows the titular character, a martial artist who is so indestructible, John Connor would have drafted him into the Resistance had he known Ricky here existed. Anyway, Ricky was sentenced to ten years in prison after killing a man responsible for the death of his girlfriend. Ricky then proceeds with mass-murdering the shit out of everyone in front of him.

Aw man... I wonder how the actors were able to keep a straight face throughout the movie. I imagine it must have been demeaning for Martial artists to witness such blatant display of... Ridiculousness.

"Don't laugh... Don't laugh... Whatever you do, don't laugh"
But I wouldn't feel too bad for the actor playing Ricky, though. Whatever dignity he lost playing this role, he sure as hell regained it when he starred in the two Ip Man movies.

Yeap, it's the same guy

2 comments:

Mohd Rafie Suhaimi said...

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Mamü Miguel Ellezda Vies said...

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