Road Rash Reviews

The Fate of Lee Khan (1973) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format edition Review *****

Cert 12 | 105 mins | 1973

5 Star
The Intrigues of War.
From actor, writer, director King Hu (Legend of the Mountain, All the King’s Men) comes a tale of fourteenth century China when the Monguls rule with an iron fist and the people have had enough and are fighting back under rebel Chu Yuan-Chang’s army. With choreography from the legend that is Sammo Hung (Wheels on Meals,…more

Three Films With Sammo Hung (Eureka Classics) Review *****

Cert 18 | 299 mins | 1977, 1979, 1987

5 Star
Martial Arts Master Class.
Before the rise of the martial Arts comedy king that is Jackie Chan (Jackie Chan’s Police Story & Police Story 2, Jackie Chan’s PROJECT A & PROJECT A PART II, City Hunter, Wheels on Meals) in the West,  there was a master of the fists and feet that stayed in the East and that was the…more

Escape Plan 3 Review ***--

Cert 15 | 97 mins | 2019

3 Star
A Bad Day for Ray
Writer/director John Herzfeld (2 Days in the Valley, Bobby Z) drags Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone, Rambo Trilogy, Cliffhanger, Creed, Backtrace) back to life. With his face melting off Stallone drives his team and new help across the Eastern Block on a rescue mission, (so he is not escaping, Hmm).
Sleepy run-down Mansfield Ohio is looking for…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

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

Sister Street Fighter Collection Review *****

Cert 18 | 325 mins | 1974-76

5 Star
A Feast for The Martial Arts Fans.
Arrow Video bring us a true Martial Arts classic series of four films starring the high kicking, flying Etsuko Shiomi (Legend of Eight Samurai, Shogun’s Samurai). This collection comes with the Original Sister Street Fighter and the two sequels and the fourth film shows a different character (still played by Shiomi) but still…more

Ramel Carter (Short) Review ****-

Cert Unknown, YouTube | 30 mins | 2018

4 Star
Love, Honour and Action.
People fight hard to get a film made, non more than an independent production crew on their first project. Directs and acts, does the special effects, camera and electrics and edits, first timer Chris Greene (Alex Riley) does a sterling job of Louie Pizzle‘s story. Ramel Carter is a fast paced action short that has plenty of Martial…more

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