Road Rash Reviews

The Dark Half Review ****-

Cert 18 | 121 mins | 1993

4 stars of classic and deeply disturbing horror tale.
The Dark Half is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King (Castle Rock, Pet Sematary, Cujo). It features a screenplay written by George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Monkey Shines), who also directs. It was originally released in 1993 and is presented here on Dual Format…more

Skinner Review ****-

Cert 18 | 88 mins | 1993

4 star quintessentially nineties slasher flick.
Skinner is written by Paul Hart-Wilden (Alone, Wolf Town) and directed by Ivan Nagy (Deadly Nightmares, Playing With Fire). It was originally released in 1993 and is presented here on Dual Format DVD and Blu-ray, following a 4K restoration courtesy of 101 Films Black Label.
“He’ll come back here, I know he will. It’s just a…more

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Review *****

Cert 18 | 122 mins | 1978

5 stars of powerful and harrowing Australian drama.
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith was originally released in 1978 and is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Keneally (Schindler’s Ark). The screen adaptation was written, directed and produced by Fred Schepisi (Six Degrees of Separation).
It is presented here courtesy of Eureka Entertainment as part of their Masters of…more

Maquia – Collector’s Combi Review *****

Cert 15 | 114 mins | 2019

5 star beautifully animated, heartwarming tale of love and loss.
Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms is written and directed by Mari Okada (The Anthem of the Heart). It is presented here in collector’s packaging, featuring both the original Japanese track with English subtitles and the English dub.
“A lone child meets another lone child. And so they set off into…more

November Review ****-

Cert 15 | 115 mins | 2019

4 stars of strangely compelling yet deeply disturbing Estonian fairytail.
November is based on the novel Rehepapp ehk November by Andrus Kivirähk. It is written for the screen and directed by Rainer Sarnet (Where Souls Go, The Idiot). It is presented here with English subtitles courtesy of Eureka Video.
“You want work? Go make a ladder out of bread.”
Liina (Rea Lest –…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

Human Desire [1954] (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format Review ****-

Cert PG | 91 mins | 1954

4 Star
What Will You Do For Passion?
Based on the novel “La Bête Humaine” – by Emile Zola, The Sin of Father Mouret) this is the third incarnation of the novel and directed by the legendary Fritz Lang (Metropolis, Der Mude Tod, Spione, M, Moonfleet, Journey to the Lost City). Human Desire is a tale of what will you do and…more

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