Road Rash Reviews

Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Part 1 Collector’s Edition Review ****-

Cert 15 | 6 x 24 mins | 2018

4 Star
SAO from a Dark Angle.
Masayuki Sakoi (Matoi the Sacred Slayer, Kamen No Maid Guy) takes Keiichi Sigsawa‘s (Kino’s Journey) light novel and brings it to life. In SAO style, where ones real life (RL) does not turn out the way you expected and MMORPG’s are the way for release.
Alternative Gun Gale focuses on the life of the young and…more

Last Hurrah For Chivalry & Hand Of Death: Two Films By John Woo (Eureka Classics) *****

Cert 18 | 202 mins | 1976-1979

5 Star
John Woo Magic.
He writes them and he directs them, John Woo (Wu Yu Sheng, John Y.S. Woo) (A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled, Broken Arrow), a man of many names and a master of his craft of action and drama with Martial Arts and swordplay dominating these two films. Mastering his style in Hong Kong before making a…more

Lupin the 3rd Part IV (2015) English Dubbed Edition Review ****-

Cert 15 | 650 mins | 2019

4 stars of hilarious hijinks across Italy.
Lupin the 3rd Part IV 2015 (known in Japan as Lupin III: The Italian Adventure) is based on the manga series written by Monkey Punch. The manga series itself is inspired by the popular stories written by French author Maurice Leblanc.  
Our protagonist, Lupin the 3rd, is the grandson of Leblanc’s Arsene Lupin, a gentleman thief…more

Kokkoku: Moment by Moment Collectors Edition Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 12 x 25 mins | 2018

4 Star
When Time Stands Still, but Life Carries On.
From relatively new anime studio Geno Studio (Golden Kamuy) comes their first anime directed by Yoshimitsu Ohashi (Galaxy Angel Z, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans). Kokkoku: Moment by Moment is an unusual anime, in that it is a tale of a young woman and her family’s secret ability. It doesn’t really veer…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

The Bouncer Review ***--

Cert 18 | 94 mins | 2018

3 Star
Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Case.
Julien Leclercq (The Informant) brings Jean-Claude Van Damme (Double Impact, Bloodsport, Universal Soldier) to a new genre for him, Film Noir.  This is a bit of a shock for Van Damme fans as we expect the splits and high kicks , but at 59 I suppose we have to forgive him that, however…more

Wheels on Meals [Eureka Classics] Review ****-

Cert 15 | 108 mins | 1984

4 Star
The Golden Trio in Barcelona.
Following on from their great releases of Jackie Chan films, Eureka Classics (Police Story 1 & 2, Project A and Project A Part 2) continues with the restored classic Martial Arts film Wheels on Meals. With director Samo Hung (Blade of Fury, Once Upon a Time in China and America) also starring in this high…more

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