In the future -- and by "future," we mean 2001 -- the Chinese prison system will be stupid. Also violent, sadistic, and quite, quite unsanitary -- what with there not being a wall, fixture or floor that isn't thoroughly coated with the viscera of its unfortunate inhabitants -- but mostly really, really dumb. That's the big take-away from Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky, an ultra-violent Hong Kong martial arts film that doesn't so much tell a story as throw buckets of gore around and hope that viewers will, Rorschach-like, synthesize meaning from the incoherent mess.
Multimediumrare.com's Orenthal Hawkins joins Temple of Bad's Andrea Lipinski, Kevin Lauderdale, and I to celebrate ToB's first anniversary, curse my name for being the one to pick this episode's feature, and engage in possibly the liveliest exploration of a bad movie since the Temple opened its doors with a discussion of Birdemic: Shock and Terror.
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