Road Rash Reviews

Pick-up Alley (1957) Blu-ray Review ***--

Cert PG | 92 mins | 1957

3 Star
Globe Trotting Drug Hunt.
Director John Gilling (The Pirates of Blood River, The Plague of the Zombies) takes the novel by A.J. Forrest and screenwritten by John Paxton (Murder, My Sweet). A great way to get shots of great places like Athens and Rome, as our Interpol agent chases a drug lord across Europe to America.
Charles Sturgis (Victor Mature, Samson…more

SIL and the Devil Seeds of Arodor and the Doctors: More Monsters! Review ***--

Cert 12 | 150, 330 mins | 2019

3 stars of new independent journey into the world of Doctor Who and some fascinating new interviews with familiar faces.
SIL and the Devil Seeds of Arodor is a new straight-to-video Doctor Who spin off series. In order to avoid those pesky copyright issues, it features neither a Doctor or a TARDIS.
It is directed by Keith Barnfather (Terrance Dicks: Fact and…more

The Invitation Review ****-

Cert 15 | 100 mins | 2019

4 stars of stylish and intelligent psychological thriller.
The Invitation is written by Phil Hay (R.I.P.D., Destroyer) and Matt Manfredi (Bug, ├ćon Flux) and directed by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight). It is presented here on Blu-ray with plenty of special features, courtesy of Second Sight Films.
“Let me ask you something. How has he been handling things? He can be self destructive.”
Will (Logan…more

Man of a Thousand Faces Review ****-

Cert PG | 122 mins | 1957

4 Star
The Legacy of Lon Chaney.
From directing family favourites like Star Trek, The Munsters and The Virginian, Joseph Pevney went on to direct major silver screen stars such as Rock Hudson (Back to God’s Country), Debbie Reynolds (Tammy and the Batchelor) and Tony Curtis (Flesh and Fury). With Man of a Thousand Faces he tells the life story of one…more

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Review *****

Cert 15 | 102 mins | 1999

5 Star
Civil Unrest Dilemmas
Twenty years from its first release, Key animator and director (this being his first) Hiroyuki Okiura’s (Akira, Your Name., A Letter to Momo, Venus Wars) Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade sees itself on Dual Format release from All The Anime LTD. Being a Production I.G (Attack on Titan, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Attack on Titan: Junior High,…more

The Fate of Lee Khan (1973) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format edition Review *****

Cert 12 | 105 mins | 1973

5 Star
The Intrigues of War.
From actor, writer, director King Hu (Legend of the Mountain, All the King’s Men) comes a tale of fourteenth century China when the Monguls rule with an iron fist and the people have had enough and are fighting back under rebel Chu Yuan-Chang’s army. With choreography from the legend that is Sammo Hung (Wheels on Meals,…more

Red Heat Review ****-

Cert 18 | 104 mins | 1988

4 Star
East Meets West.
At a time when Schwarzenegger (Conan the Barbarian, The Terminator, Commando, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Aftermath) was proving he was a Hollywood star, popular writer/director Walter Hill (The Driver, The Warriors, The Long Riders, 48 Hrs.) partners him with the wise cracking James Belushi (Salvador, K-9, Last Action Hero) for this Red meets the Red, White and…more

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