Road Rash Reviews

Mind Game Review ****-

Cert 15 | 103 mins | 2004

4 Star
A Psychedelic Roller-coaster Yakuza ride.
From director Masaaki Yuasa (Space Dandy, Lu Over the Wall) and All The Anime comes a wierd and wonderful story of a man with a second chance at life.
Nishi is a twenty year old aspiring manga artist, well a layabout really, not really doing anything with his life. Until one day a young woman jumps…more

Assassination Classroom Season 2 Part 2 *****

Cert 15 | 12 x 25 mins | 2016

5 Star
Life, Deaths and Floods of Tears.
It’s finale time and what a finale it is. Class E-3 have a job to do and do it before anyone else. All The Anime release is on Blu-ray and DVD and it is a fantastic ending to the series. We all knew that E-3 had one year to kill their teacher Koro-sensei, now…more

Sleeping Dogs [1977] Review ****-

Cert 15 | 107 mins | 1977

4 Star
All he Wanted was a Quiet Life.
Arrow Academy brings us a game changing film for both the star Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Event Horizon) and Director Roger Donaldson (The World’s Fastest Indian, Dante’s Peak, Species, Cocktail)  as they both went on to be Hollywood Big time stars. Sleeping Dogs showed that New Zealand films could impact the home market and…more

The Testament of Sister New Devil Review ****-

Cert 18 | 300 mins | 2018

4 stars of extremely naughty supernatural anime.
The Testament of Sister New Devil is based on the Japanese light novel series written by Tetsuto Uesu and illustrated by Nekosuke Ōkuma. It is adapted to anime by studio Production IMS (Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!) and is directed by Hisashi Saito (Bamboo Blade).
“I’ll kill you a hundred times!”
Basara (Chris Hackney – Charlotte) is a seemingly normal young…more

Occultic;Nine Volume 1 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 144 mins | 2018

4 stars of dark and intriguing anime.
Occultic;Nine is based on the Japanese light novel of the same name written by Chiyomaru Shikura (Steins;Gate). It is adapted to anime by A-1 Pictures (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Your Lie In April) and directed by Kyohei Ishiguro. Volume 1 comprises episodes 1 – 6.
“Something about a high school girl that was attracting a…more

Blade of the Immortal Review *****

Cert 18 | 141 mins | 2018

5 stars of bloody, brutal brilliance.
Blade of the Immortal is based on the manga of the same name by Hiroaki Samura and is the 100th feature from renowned director Takashi Miike (Audition, The Happiness of the Katakuris). With it’s  breathtaking and beautifully filmed action sequences it is set to become one of his most revered films.
“Machi, that’s a horse turd. Put…more

Napping Princess Review ****-

Cert 12 | 110 mins | 2017

4 Star
A Girl with a Realm to Save.
Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East)  brings us the beautiful tale of Kokone Morikawa, a young schoolgirl who is prone to falling asleep in class or anywhere else really. It is where she goes while she is asleep that takes us on a flight of fantasy.…more

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