Even amongst exploitation junkies "Ricco, the Mean Machine" doesn't get a lot of attention and that's a shame because it's a very sadistic, effective and all around excellent Italian Crime movie with lots of nudity. Ri...展开cco (Christopher Mitchum) is out to get his revenge on the crime lord that killed his father with the help of the very sexy Rosa (Melisa Longo). He takes each of Vito's (Arthur Kennedy) men down one by one, bringing him closer and closer to his prize.
What sets "Ricco" apart from so many other films of its ilk is just how violent it is. Director Tulio Demicheli refuses to hold back or play nice as the violence just keeps coming down. This establishes a very bleak and nihilist tone that fit this revenge movie like a glove. "Ricco" even features acid baths! In addition the characters are well drawn out. Ricco and Rosa remain likable even as they lay more and more sadistic punishments out on the syndicate. The script is pretty well laid out as well and he acting is pretty solid. In addition his movie also features plenty of tasty nudity courtesy of both Melisa Longo AND Barbara Bouchet. How can you beat that?