Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (力王), is a Hong Kong martial arts horror/gore movie from 1991. Based on a Japanese manga series of the same name. It's well known among cult cinema fans, especially fans of Hong Kong movies for its appallingly brutal and utterly unrealistic gore and violence. As with many Hong Kong movies, it's also badly dubbed, and mixes very earnestly acted drama with weird campy characters and comedy moments. So it pretty much has everything a fan of the genre could ever hope for, in bucket loads.
The story revolves around our titular hero being imprisoned for the murder of a crime lord, who he blames for the death of his girlfriend. Things are now set in place for what is a loose prison drama, with a story-line purely designed to set things up for some laughably over-the-top and bloody fight scenes. Crime, corruption, gangs, back-stabbing, it's all shoe-horned in there.
One particular death scene, that shows one character literally smashing another guys head into tiny pieces, went viral. The scene was shown on TV shows, in particular The Daily Show, and it did the rounds as a meme on the Internet for a long time. Even still it's not unusual to see someone using the animated gif (on the right) as an avatar.
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Rather than explain the bizarre brilliance of the violence of Riki-Oh, it's best just to see it. And rather than watch the whole movie (which is available online) you can just watch the death scenes. As violence in movies goes, this one sits firmly and squarely alongside such over-the-top gore genre pieces like Tokyo Gore Police (2008), Peter Jackson's Braindead (1992) and Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2 (1987). Definitely one for fans of "splatstick" horror.