DOUBLE BILL: BLOOD BEACH & RIKI-OH: THE STORY OF RICKY
US, 1980, 35mm, VO ENG, 92'
Ngai Choi Lam
HK, 1991, DCP, VO ZH-YUE ST ENG & FR OND, 91'
"Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water… you can’t get to it." Nice old ladies, young hotties, beachcombers, would-be rapists and a fluffy dog all get sucked into the sand and chomped on by an unseen creature in this bonkers horror movie set on and around Venice Beach in Los Angeles.
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
Ricky is a superhumanly skilled martial artist whose revenge on the thug who caused his girlfriend’s death condemns him to jail, where he defends himself from psychotic inmates by punching people’s heads off amid insane levels of splatter and bad acting. "Braindead"-era Peter Jackson would have been proud.