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Screen: Special Showings

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

When: Fri., Feb. 26 2016

Update: After press time, this screening was moved from the Rialto to Mission Valley.



Y'all don't know what you're in for when the Rialto runs an almost-midnight screening of Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky on Friday. Based on the Japanese manga Riki-Oh, this 1991 Hong Kong actioner, set in a treacherous prison, is basically Cool Hand Luke if Paul Newman knew how to hit people so hard their eyes popped out of the sockets. That's not the only graphic imagery on display. For years, the movie was infamous for a shot of a dude smashing a guy's head with his hands like a melon, which played at the top of original Daily Show host Craig Kilborn's "5 Questions" segment. And yeah, it gets way gorier than that. The titular superhuman protagonist's fists of fury destroy heads, torsos, and limbs that come one after the other. He has enough power to obliterate men's midsections, knock the top of one dude's head off and uppercut another's jaw out of his mouth. Now you know what to expect, so you can't say you weren't warned. —Craig D. Lindsey

MISSION VALLEY, RALEIGH 11:30 p.m., $5, www.amabassadorcinemas.com

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