Road Rash Reviews

The Killers Blu-ray Review **---

Cert 18 | 93 mins | 1964

2* Stars for a 4* Star Classic.
Who ever said, “Spend money on this and turn it into a Blu-ray” wants Slappin’ and Sackin’.
The Original film was great, but this is a prime example of, “Just because you can” doesn’t mean you should.
Directed by Don Siegel, (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Escape From Alcatraz, The Shootist and Dirty Harry) that is…more

Phantom Of The Paradise Blu-ray Review *****

Cert 15 | 92 mins | 1974

5 stars for this beautifully converted rock opera.
Originally released in 1974, Phantom Of The Paradise is written and directed by Brian De Palma  (Scarface, Mission: Impossible) and is a interesting rock fusion of The Phantom Of The Opera, a 1910 novel by Gaston Leroux and The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
When unknown composer Winslow Leach (William Finley –…more

One Chance DVD and Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 12 | 103 mins | 2014

4 stars for this fascinating insight into the life of a reality TV star.
One Chance is directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley and Me) and written by Justin Zackham (The Bucket List, The Big Wedding).
This charming and funny British film tells the story of Paul Potts (James Corden – The History Boys, Gavin and Stacey), the winner…more

Tweet-a-long a Magi with MangaUK

Here is the latest opportunity, following the success of Manga UK’s last tweet-a-long in January, when anime fans sat down to watch the same film, Wolf Children, together.
Not only did a lot of people watch the same film, they also had the chance to comment about what was happening and share their own experiences of the film in real time.

Cosplayers UK – the Movie DVD Review ***--

Cert E | 83 mins | 2014

3 Star Cosplay London Style.
Cosplay, short for “costume play”, is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character. The MCM Expo Group are the organizers of the London MCM Expo. It was founded by Paul Miley and Brian Cooney in 2001. It takes place over 3 days and has attendees…more

Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic Series 1 Part 1 DVD Review ****-

Cert 12 | 13 x 23 mins | 2014

4 Stars for the Magi in Need of friends.
This series is set around the premise of the old tales of the Arabian Nights.
The series is charming and very well animated with beautiful backdrops and great fight sequences but this is another one of those anime series that I think the BBFC misunderstand.
This has a classification of 12 but through the whole…more

One Piece Collection 5 DVD Release Review ****-

Cert 12 | 604 mins | 2014

4 stars for the continued adventures of the Going Merry and her crew.
One Piece Collection 5 is set during the Alabasta Saga, episodes 104 to 130 and is in fact the conclusion of this particular story arc.
It follows directly from the events of Collection 4 and sees our heroes The Straw Hat Pirates – Monkey D. Luffy, Nami, Usopp, Zoro, Sanji…more

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