Road Rash Reviews

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

Welcome to the Ballroom Part 1 Review ***--

Cert 15 | 300 mins | 2019

3 stars of overly dramatic ballroom action.
Welcome to the Ballroom is based on the manga series written and illustrated by Tomo Takeuchi. It was adapted to anime by studio Production I.G. (Guilty Crown, Psycho Pass, Eden of the East) and directed by Yoshimi Itazu (Pigtails, Miss Hokusai).
This is Part 1 and comprises episodes 1-12. It is presented here in Collector’s…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

Silver Spoon Season 1 Review ****-

Cert 12 | 275 mins | 2019

4 stars of amusing and thought provoking coming of age anime.
Silver Spoon is based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist), It is produced by A-1 Pictures (Your Lie In April, Erased) and directed by Tomohiko Itō (Guilty Crown, Sword Art Online). It is presented here featuring the original Japanese track with…more

Freedom Fields Review *****

Cert PG | 97 mins | 2018

5 Star
Determination, Will, Strength.
Naziha Arebi directs and films this five year long project about Libya’s first female football team in post revolution Libya. (2011). This her first full feature length documentary delves deeply into the hearts of her film subjects and those around them that should help but only seem to hinder the mothers of Revolution.
“Sometimes we are blessed with…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

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