Road Rash Reviews

Anonymous Noise Review ***--

Cert 15 | 300 mins | 2020

3 stars of rocking and romantic slice of life anime.
Anonymous Noise is based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ryoko Fukuyama. It is adapted to anime by studio Brain’s Base (Penguindrum, Brothers Conflict) and directed by Hideya Takahashi.
“Every morning, over and over I sing, looking back on that spring six years ago. My voice still hasn’t reached…more

The Man with the X-ray Eyes (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] Review ****-

Cert PG | 79 mins | 1963

4 Star
Seeing is Believing.
Known for classic horror films such as The Pit and The Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Masque of the Red Death, Roger Corman directed and produced this independently made colour science-fiction horror film on a low budget and now Second Sight Films brings us a newly restored version on Blu-ray.
Right from the…more

The Iron Mask Review ****-

Cert 12A | 117 mins | 2020

4 stars of lavish fantasy extravaganza.
The Iron Mask: Mystery of the Dragon Seal is a Russian/Chinese co-production. It is the sequel to the Russian film Viy and was originally titled Viy 2: Journey to China. It is directed by Oleg Stepchenko (Forbidden Kingdom, Velvet Revolution).
“Go back and exercise gentlemen. Perfect your bodies. Remember, a healthy body houses a healthy mind.”
Set…more

Zu Warriors From the Magic Mountain Review ****-

Cert PG | 95 mins | 1983

4 Star
A Flying Monk, A Flying Demon and Flying Swords.
Visionary Hong Kong film director, producer and screenwriter Hark Tsui (Once Upon a Time in China film series (1991–1997), The Taking of Tiger Mountain) directs his fourth film with Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain which challenged the established way of making Hong Kong films in the 1980’s. Bringing elements of…more

Rio Grande (Masters of Cinema) Limited Edition Blu-ray Review *****

Cert U | 105 mins | 1950

5 Star
Ramrod, Wreckage, Ruin.
Rio Grande is the third installment of John Ford‘s “cavalry trilogy,” following two RKO Pictures releases: Fort Apache (1948) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). This time we are dealing with Apache raids. Fifteen years after the events at Shenandoah, it is the summer of 1879 and Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke and those under his command…more

Relentless Review ****-

Cert 18 | 73 mins | 2018

4 Star
A Hard Knock Life.
Steven Murphy (Doorways) showcases his second feature film in the hard hitting ‘Relentless’, where those on the periphery of society must fight for their piece of ground. Someone is going to have a very bad day.
Jake (Murphy) has just been released from a six year stretch inside, a time he has spent with only his inmates…more

Tokyo Ghoul:re Part 2 Review *****

Cert 15 | 300 mins | 2020

5 star final battle for the fate of Humankind.
Tokyo Ghoul:re Part 2 is based on the manga sequel of the same name written by Sui Ishida. It is effectively Season 3 of the Tokyo Ghoul anime series. It is produced by Studio Pierrot (Yona of the Dawn, Twin Star Exorcists) and directed by Toshinori Watanabe (Mix: Meisei Story).
This release features episodes 13-24 and is…more

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