Road Rash Reviews

Assassination Classroom Season 2 Part 2 *****

Cert 15 | 12 x 25 mins | 2016

5 Star
Life, Deaths and Floods of Tears.
It’s finale time and what a finale it is. Class E-3 have a job to do and do it before anyone else. All The Anime release is on Blu-ray and DVD and it is a fantastic ending to the series. We all knew that E-3 had one year to kill their teacher Koro-sensei, now…more

Pyewacket Review ***--

Cert 15 | 84 mins | 2018

3 stars of mild peril in the woods.
Pyewacket is written and directed by Adam MacDonald (Backcountry) and is a Canadian production from the producers of modern horror classics The Witch and The Void.
“Your friends are losers Leah, like you are becoming. I give up.”
Leah (Nicole Muñoz – Gregoire, Tooth Fairy) is a teenage girl struggling to come to terms with the…more

Sleeping Dogs [1977] Review ****-

Cert 15 | 107 mins | 1977

4 Star
All he Wanted was a Quiet Life.
Arrow Academy brings us a game changing film for both the star Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Event Horizon) and Director Roger Donaldson (The World’s Fastest Indian, Dante’s Peak, Species, Cocktail)  as they both went on to be Hollywood Big time stars. Sleeping Dogs showed that New Zealand films could impact the home market and…more

The Testament of Sister New Devil Review ****-

Cert 18 | 300 mins | 2018

4 stars of extremely naughty supernatural anime.
The Testament of Sister New Devil is based on the Japanese light novel series written by Tetsuto Uesu and illustrated by Nekosuke Ōkuma. It is adapted to anime by studio Production IMS (Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!) and is directed by Hisashi Saito (Bamboo Blade).
“I’ll kill you a hundred times!”
Basara (Chris Hackney – Charlotte) is a seemingly normal young…more

Occultic;Nine Volume 1 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 144 mins | 2018

4 stars of 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 1 comprises episodes 1 – 6.
“Something about a high school girl that was attracting a…more

Momotaro, Sacred Sailors Review ****-

Cert 12 | 74 mins | 1945

4 Star
A Piece of History and the Start of a Legacy.
What do you do when you are ordered to make a propaganda film for the Japanese Navy during World War II? This was the task of Mitsuyo Seo (Momotarô’s Sea Eagles) who two years earlier had made a short film for the Navy. He went and made Japan’s first ever…more

Blade of the Immortal Review *****

Cert 18 | 141 mins | 2018

5 stars of bloody, brutal brilliance.
Blade of the Immortal is based on the manga of the same name by Hiroaki Samura and is the 100th feature from renowned director Takashi Miike (Audition, The Happiness of the Katakuris). With it’s  breathtaking and beautifully filmed action sequences it is set to become one of his most revered films.
“Machi, that’s a horse turd. Put…more

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