Road Rash Reviews

One Missed Call Trilogy Review ****-

Cert 15 | 112/ 105/ 109 mins | 2020

4 stars of superbly packaged creepy Japanese horror.
One Missed Call Trilogy is based on the novel by Yasushi Akimoto with screenplays written by Minako Daira. One Missed Call is directed by Takashi Miike (Blade of the Immortal, Audition) and originally released in 2003. One Missed Call 2 is directed by Renpei Tsukamoto and released in 2005 and One Missed Call…more

Calamity of a Zombie Girl Review ***--

Cert 18 | 80 mins | 2020

3 stars of gruesome zombie anime.
Calamity of a Zombie Girl is an O.N.A. (Original Net Animation) produced by studio Gonzo (Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing) and Stingray. It is based on the light novel series written by Ryō Ikehata and illustrated by Hagane Tsurugi.
It is presented here on Blu-ray in Japanese with English subtitles, courtesy of Anime Ltd.
“I wanted…more

Raining in the mountain [1979] (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format Review *****

Cert 12 | 121 mins | 1979

5 Star
A Wise Man Sees All.
Once again Masters of Cinema bring us another masterpiece from the magnificent story teller King Hu (A Touch of Zen, The Fate of Lee Khan, Legend of the Mountain), having written, directed and edited this tale of greed, desire and redemption this is 100% a King Hu film. #215 in their Dual-Format restoration series, which…more

Zombie Land Saga Review ****-

Cert 15 | 300 mins | 2020

4 stars of brilliant and bonkers Japanese Idol anime.
Zombie Land Saga is an original production from MAPPA (Yuri on Ice!), Avex Productions and Cygames. It is written by Shigeru Murakoshi and directed by Munehisa Sakai (One Piece: Strong World).
“Keep it up, keep it up! You’re doing great! No, don’t keep that up, it’s terrible! Do it the same, only better…”

Plastic Memories Part 1 Collector’s [Blu-ray] Review ****-

Cert 12 | 175 mins | 2015

4 Star
Full Lives are Cut Short.
From the director of the popular anime Sword Art Online, Attack on Titan and New Game!, director Yoshiyuki Fujiwara delivers the writings of Naotaka Hayashi (Steins;Gate (Video Game)) and brings us a heart warming and on the other side of the coin a heart wrenching story that only the Japanese can deliver.
The eighteen year old…more

Little Monsters Review ****-

Cert 15 | 94 mins | 2020

4 stars of hilarious and very gory zomcom.
Little Monsters is an international co-production between Australia, the U.K. and the United States and set in Australia. It is written and directed by Abe Forsythe, a magnificent debut and extremely promising start.
“Dave, there are plenty of things to be scared of in this world, but having a kid isn’t one of them”
Dave (Alexander…more

First Love UK Cinema Release Review *****

Cert 15 | 108 mins | 2020

5 stars of violence and mayhem across Tokyo.
The perfect (if slightly unorthodox) Valentine’s Day film, First Love is showing from 14th February at selected cinemas across the UK. Show a loved one you care with some good old fashioned limb lopping and mindless violence.
Written by Masa Nakamura (Andromedia) and directed by Takashi Miike (Blade of the Immortal, Audition, The Happiness…more

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