Road Rash Reviews

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Review ****-

Cert 15 | 101 mins | 2001

4 Star
Love knows no Boundaries and D, Deals Death.
Writer/director Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Wicked City, Lensman) brings us a film based on the third novel of Hideyuki Kikuchi‘s Vampire Hunter D series. Following on from Toyoo Ashida‘s (Fist of the North Star) 1985 original film. I mention this as if you have seen the original film, when watching this 2001 film you…more

Occultic;Nine Volume 2 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 138 mins | 2018

4 star conclusion to this 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 2 comprises episodes 7 – 12 and concludes this fascinating story.
“There are no such thing as ‘occult’. It…more

Xtro: Limited Edition Box Set Review ***--

Cert 15 | 87 mins | 1982

3 star eighties horror in a jar.
Xtro was originally released in 1982 and is written and directed by Harry Bromley Davenport (Erasable You, Mockingbird Don’t Sing). It is presented here on Blu-ray as a limited edition box set with lots of special features and collector’s packaging.
Xtro is a very typical if not altogether brilliant example of early eighties British horror…more

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers- Collector’s Blu-Ray ****-

Cert 15 | 12 x 25 mins | 2015

4 Star
When Humans and Fiends Collide.
Takeo Takahashi (So, I Can’t Play H!) takes Ishio Yamagata‘s (The Book of Bantorra) light novel and manga and brings them to life. Thanks to All The Anime we get all 12 episodes
in a collectors set.
Legend says when the Demon God awakens from the deepest of darkness, the Goddess of Fate will summon Six…more

Hyouka Part 2 Review ****-

Cert 12 | 275 mins | 2018

4 stars of fascinating slice-of-life anime.
Hyouka Part 2 is based on the mystery novels written by Honobu Yonezawa and is also known as the Classic Literature Club series. It is produced by Kyoto Animation (K-On!!, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions) and directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto (Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu). This release includes episodes 12-22 and concludes the story.
“A Glock 17, just what I always wanted…”
Hyouka tells…more

Night is Short, Walk On Girl Review ***--

Cert 15 | 93 mins | 2018

3 stars of eccentric and surreal animated romantic comedy.
Night is Short, Walk On Girl is based on the novel of the same name written by Tomihiko Morimi and directed by Masaaki Yuasa (The Tatami Galaxy, Space Dandy).
“While embarrassing, at this time I wanted to plunge into the adult world by myself. In other words, I wanted to drink my own…more

Love Live! Sunshine!! Review ****-

Cert 12 | 325 mins | 2018

4 stars of uplifting slice-of-life anime.
Love Live! Sunshine!! is produced by Sunrise (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Good Luck Girl!) and directed by Kazuo Sakai.
It is a spin off from the popular anime series, Love Live!, featuring a different cast of characters with the same ambitions.
“To be consumed by your very passion. To have a special dream.I’ve never had that kind…more

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