Road Rash Reviews

High Noon (1952) (Masters of Cinema) Limited Edition Review *****

Cert U | 85 mins | 1952

5 Star
A Man of Principles.
From humble beginnings as The Tin Star by John Cunningham and adapted by screenwriter Carl Foreman (The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Guns of Navarone, Force 10 from Navarone), High Noon is brought to the screen by visionary director Fred Zinnemann (From Here to Eternity, Oklahoma!, A Man for All Seasons, The Day of the…more

The Prey Blu-ray Review ***--

Cert 18 | 80 mins | 1984

3 stars, terrible film but great package for the horror enthusiast.
The Prey was originally released in 1984, although it was filmed between 1978 and 1980. It was written by Summer and Edwin Brown (Every Woman Has a Fantasy) who also directed.
It has been saved from V.H.S. obscurity enjoying a 2K restoration courtesy of Arrow Video.
“Well, I’m going to take a…more

Castle Rock Review ****-

480 mins | 2019

4 star dark and brooding horror anthology series.
Castle Rock is based on the characters, locations and stories of horror legend Stephen King (Pet Sematary, Cujo). He is an executive producer, as is J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost). It is an original story, created for television by Sam Shaw (Manhattan) and Dustin Thomason (Lie To Me).
“Take any house in this town, hell,…more

Amazing Grace Review *****

Cert U | 89 mins | 2019

5 stars of heartfelt performance and true passion.
Amazing Grace was originally recorded in 1972 and is directed by Alan Elliot and Sydney Pollack (Tootsie, Out of Africa).
“Tonight, I would like you to receive the first lady of music, Miss Aretha Franklin..”
In 1972, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, brought producer Jerry Wexler, her backup singers, and the legendary Atlantic…more

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower Collectors Edition Review ****-

Cert 12 | 90 mins | 2015

4 Star
The Fight For Earth Continues.
Director/ writer Kō Matsuo (Natsuyuki Rendezvous) gets it right, with this slice of the one year war In U.C. 0079. The Gundam collections grow and this is the slickest yet. With great character creation and sweet animation that shows off the manoeuvrability of the modern mecha suits and the vulnerability of those inside the suits…more

Rabid [Limited Edition] Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 18 | 91 mins | 1977

4 stars of classic David Cronenberg madness.
Rabid is written and directed by  David Cronenberg (The Brood, eXistenZ) and was originally released in 1977.
Set in Canada, it has all of his trademark visceral horror, with plenty of special effects. They don’t call him the King of Venereal Horror for nothing.
“I have to have blood, it’s all I can eat. And it’s…more

Flight of the Navigator, Limited Edition Blu-ray Review *****

Cert U | 90 mins | 1986

5 Star
Family Sci-Fi Fun.
It doesn’t get more 1980’s than this brilliant Sci-Fi romp from writer Mark H. Baker (Lifeform) and given to the director of family favourites such as Grease, The Blue Lagoon, White Fang, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (Randal Kleiser). When CGI was young this blew us away and now thirty odd years later it still stands…more

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