Road Rash Reviews

Under Fire Blu-ray (Eureka Classics) Review ****-

Cert 15 | 128 mins | 1983

4 Star
The Power of a Photograph.
Director Roger Spottiswoode brings us his third cinema release and one of Nick Nolte‘s (49Hrs, Another 48Hrs, Lorenzo’s Oil) finest roles as determined photo journalist Russell Pearce. Roger Spottiswoode went on to do some of our favourite films of the 1990’s (Turner & Hooch, Air America, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, Tomorrow Never Dies).…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

Once Upon a Time in London Review ***--

Cert 18 | 107 mins | 2019

3 Star
A Cut-throat Crime Thriller.
Writer/director Simon Rumley (Fashionista) brings us the dark tale of London’s East End during the 1930’s when the Italians and the White family run the organised crime, with hopefuls Jack ‘Spot’ Comer and Billy Hill hot on their heels and they will take it through to the 1960’s when the Legends that were the Kray’s take…more

Def-Con 4 Blu-ray Review ***--

Cert 15 | 88 mins | 1985

3 Star
Post-Apocalypse Survival.
Written, directed and produced by Paul Donovan (George’s Island, Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (TV Mini-Series)). Made at a time when thoughts were always that World War III was just around the corner, Def-Con 4 addresses those fears of how the human race will survive a thermonuculear  war. Def-Con 4 is the stage at which the film starts,…more

Twin Star Exorcists – Part 2 Review ****-

Cert 12 | 325 mins | 2019

4 stars of fast paced exorcist action.
Twin Star Exorcists is based on the Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiaki Sukeno and is adapted to anime by Studio Pierrot (Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto Shippuden). It is directed by Tomohisa Taguchi. This release is Part 2 of the series and comprises episodes 14 – 26.
“You’re useless as exorcists. I don’t want you here.”
Twin Star Exorcists is…more

Castlevania Season 1 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 96 mins | 2019

4 stars for this very gruesome but highly enjoyable horror anime.
Castlevania Season 1 is a Netflix original anime series, based on the popular Konami video game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, which was released in 1989. It is produced by Powerhouse Animation Studios, directed by Sam Deats and is brought to Blu-ray in the UK for the first time courtesy of…more

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