Road Rash Reviews

One, Two, Three (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray Review *****

Cert U | 108 mins | 1961

5 Star
Cold War Hi-jinx.
Billy Wilder (Stalag 17, Irma La Douce, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Apartment, Witness For The Prosecution) gets hands on, with this 1961 release by writing, producing and directing this stage for James Cagney (Angels with Dirty Faces, The Roaring Twenties, Yankee Doodle Dandy,  Shake Hands with the Devil). Adapted from the play Egy, kettő,…more

The Rage: Carrie II Review ***--

Cert 15 | 108 mins | 1999

3 stars for this somewhat lacklustre horror sequel.
The Rage: Carrie II is written by Rafael Moreu (Hackers) and directed by Katt Shea (Poison Ivy, Streets). It was first released in 1999 and is the sequel to the groundbreaking 1976 film Carrie from Brian DePalma, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. This film loosely uses some of…more


Cert 18

Out of time without a clue!
Available on Blu-ray 20th May 2019 from Arrow Video
Available on Blu-ray 20th May 2019 from Arrow Video
Caution Strong Language, Violence and Kiwi Sense of Humour.

Welcome to Thames, New Zealand. Population: 7,518 – and falling. Unless of course you’re Johnny (Anton Tennet), the new member of a local gang led by Shelton (Jonathan Brugh,…more

Anna and the Apocalypse Review ****-

Cert 15 | 92 mins | 2019

4 star deliciously disrespectful musical horror comedy.
Anna and the Apocalypse is based on a BAFTA winning 2010 short film by Ryan McHenry, creator of the internet Vine smash hit, Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal. Unfortunately, he didn’t get to see it made into a feature film, but his friends, including co-writer Alan McDonald made sure his dream became a…more

The Song of Bernadette (Eureka Classics) Review *****

Cert U | 156 mins | 1943

5 Star
Humility in the Face of Adversity.
From the master of adaptations Henry King, (Lloyds of London, A Yank in the R.A.F., Twelve O’Clock High, David and Bathsheba) a man with a glittering career during the golden age of Hollywood, The Song of Bernadette (Franz Werfel (novel), Embezzled Heaven) is the biography of a young Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes France and…more

The Bouncer Review ***--

Cert 18 | 94 mins | 2018

3 Star
Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Case.
Julien Leclercq (The Informant) brings Jean-Claude Van Damme (Double Impact, Bloodsport, Universal Soldier) to a new genre for him, Film Noir.  This is a bit of a shock for Van Damme fans as we expect the splits and high kicks , but at 59 I suppose we have to forgive him that, however…more

The White Reindeer Review ****-

Cert PG | 68 mins | 1952

4 star restoration of an underrated classic Finnish folk tale.
The White Reindeer is written by Mirjami Kuosmanen (Kihlaus, Kun on Tunteet) and Erik Blomberg (Wedding Night). It was originally released in 1952 and is presented here following a 4K restoration, in the original Finnish with optional English subtitles. It is part of the Masters of Cinema Series #203.
“You must sacrifice…more

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