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The Story of Ricky! Remastered!

Posted by Bryan White | Tuesday July 22, 2008 | News

The Story of Ricky Remastered DVDBoy, if ever there was a movie that needed a special edition, it’s The Story of Ricky.  This insane, blood-soaked prison smash-em-up, made famous by the old Daily Show Five Questions clip of a dude smashing another dude’s head to pieces, shot up to cult movie fame and circulated heavily on the bootleg scene for years before Media Blasters did something about that and released a region 1 DVD with subtitles, no doubt sourced from existing foreign market DVDs.  The problem is that the old DVD looks like ass.  Thankfully, for those of us with either Region 3 or region free DVD players, are going to have a superior option.  Yesasia is taking preorders on this remastered edition.

Extras are still as scarce as ever, featuring only an interview with Ricky star, Fan Siu Wong but you get a stellar picture and audio in a Dolby 5.1 mix.  The price is also tough to beat at $13.95.  If you’re a cult movie fan and don’t have a region free player, I feel sorry for you.  I have this on my must own list.

For more information on this crazy-ass martial arts flick, check out my review.

2 Comments 

  1. July 24, 2008 9:57 am

    Lurple

    Hmm. I already own this on DVD, but I could give that away to someone who hasn’t seen it. I keep bumping into people who haven’t seen Story of Ricky. It makes me cry a little on the inside.

    One of these days I may get around to reviewing this but I think almost everything that needs to be said about it has already been said. If you haven’t seen it and you’re spending time on websites like this one, you need to go see it. Even the old DVD is a great experience.

  2. July 24, 2008 10:39 am

    Bryan White

    I remember having a conversation at work about it. Just talking to a friend of mine and trying to explain it because he had never seen it. All these people overheard and either thought I was making it up or they went and bought it on the spot.


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