Boy, 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.