Road Rash Reviews

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Review *****

Cert 18 | 122 mins | 1978

5 stars of powerful and harrowing Australian drama.
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith was originally released in 1978 and is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Keneally (Schindler’s Ark). The screen adaptation was written, directed and produced by Fred Schepisi (Six Degrees of Separation).
It is presented here courtesy of Eureka Entertainment as part of their Masters of…more

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

Rabid [Limited Edition] Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 18 | 91 mins | 1977

4 stars of classic David Cronenberg madness.
Rabid is written and directed by  David Cronenberg (The Brood, eXistenZ) and was originally released in 1977.
Set in Canada, it has all of his trademark visceral horror, with plenty of special effects. They don’t call him the King of Venereal Horror for nothing.
“I have to have blood, it’s all I can eat. And it’s…more

Madness in the Method FrightFest 2019 Review ****-

99 mins | 2019

4 stars of delicious easter eggs for Kevin Smith fans.
Madness in the Method enjoyed it’s European premiere at FrightFest 2019. It is written by Dominic Burns (Allies, Alien Uprising) and Chris Anastasi (Annie Waits) and is the directorial debut of Jason Mewes (Clerks, Dogma).
“Walk in there like you’re the authority and drop some method on their asses.”
Jason Mewes, playing himself,…more

Wild Rose DVD Review ****-

Cert 15 | 96 mins | 2019

4 stars of quality Glaswegian country music.
Wild Rose is written by Nicole Taylor (The White Queen, Ashes to Ashes) and directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders, War and Peace). The soundtrack includes both cover versions and songs written specifically for the film and the majority are performed by lead actress Jessie Buckley (Chernobyl, The Woman in White).
“Where do you think…more

Flight of the Navigator, Limited Edition Blu-ray Review *****

Cert U | 90 mins | 1986

5 Star
Family Sci-Fi Fun.
It doesn’t get more 1980’s than this brilliant Sci-Fi romp from writer Mark H. Baker (Lifeform) and given to the director of family favourites such as Grease, The Blue Lagoon, White Fang, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (Randal Kleiser). When CGI was young this blew us away and now thirty odd years later it still stands…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

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