Road Rash Reviews

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

Born Yesterday Review

Cert PG | 103 mins | 1950

4 Star
Love, Violence and Education
George Cukor’s (The Philadelphia Story, Gaslight,  The Marrying Kind, My Fair Lady) 1950 Born Yesterday has been given the Arrow Academy treatment and can now be enjoyed in Blu-ray quality. Born Yesterday is from an era when domestic violence was just a part of life rather than being reviled as it is today.

Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford, All the…more

Laura [1944] (Masters of Cinema) Review *****

Cert PG | 88 mins | 1944

5 Star
The Who’s Who of Who Done It.
Once again Eureka (Masters of Cinema) brings us #196 in their unmissable classic film restorations. Laura is one of The American Film Institute’s 10 best mystery films of all time. Based on the book of the same name by Vera Caspary (Bedelia), Otto Preminger (Porgy and Bess, Anatomy of a Murder, Exodus, Rosebud)…more

Another Plan From Outer Space Review (No Spoilers) ****-

Cert TBC (15)? | 98 mins | 2018

4 Star
The Future with that essential 1950’s Sci-Fi Vibe.
It all started in 2016 with writer/director Lance Polland (Werewolves in Heat) a lover of Sci-Fi and the Horror genres and he brings his latest venture into the Classic B movie style, of those Classic 1950’s films.
Road Rash Reviews were honoured to get to see the film as we couldn’t make the…more

Witness For The Prosecution Review *****

Cert U | 116 mins | 1957

5 Star
The Perfect Courtroom Drama.
Adapted from Agatha Christie’s book of the same name, adapted and directed by Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard, The Seven Year Itch, The Spirit of St. Louis, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment) and bringing 6 Academy Oscar nominations. This courtroom drama is a shining example of Wilder’s work and now that it has had the Masters…more

Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji Review ****-

Cert 12 | 94 mins | 1955

4 Star
Honour and Dedication.
From an illustrious career that started in 1922-1970 Arrow Academy brings Tomu Uchida‘s (Twilight Saloon, Sword in the Moonlight) 1955 Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji, a tale of a Samurai and his two servants as they make their way to Edo and their encounters on the way. This film made Daisuke Katō (Seven Samurai, Street of Shame) the…more

Birdman of Alcatraz Review *****

Cert PG | 147 mins | 1962

 
5 Star
A True Classic Prison Film.
Eureka (Masters of Cinema) bring us the best prison film ever in the guise of the fictionalised life of Robert Stroud (Burt Lancaster, The Train, From Here to Eternity, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Run Silent Run Deep) from the book of the same name. This 1962 film adaptation by new film director John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian…more

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