Road Rash Reviews

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower Collectors Edition Review ****-

Cert 12 | 90 mins | 2015

4 Star
The Fight For Earth Continues.
Director/ writer Kō Matsuo (Natsuyuki Rendezvous) gets it right, with this slice of the one year war In U.C. 0079. The Gundam collections grow and this is the slickest yet. With great character creation and sweet animation that shows off the manoeuvrability of the modern mecha suits and the vulnerability of those inside the suits…more

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Part 1 Review ****-

Cert PG | 625 mins | 1995

4 Star
Who Will Rule the Stars?
The classic Mobile Suit Gundam is back with this collectors set parts 1 -25 0f 50 action packed episodes of the battle for Earth and the colonies high above. The old order must fall to the even older order with a new face.
It’s the year After Colony 195, after decades of oppression from the United…more

Oldboy 15th Anniversary, Back in Cinema’s with a 4K remastering ****-

Cert 18 | 120 mins | 2003

4 Star
What Would You Do?
Co-written and directed by Park Chan-wook (I’m a Cyborg). It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. Oldboy is the second instalment of The Vengeance Trilogy, preceded by Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Park Chan-wook) and followed by Lady Vengeance (Park Chan-wook). Now back in select cinema’s…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

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

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