Road Rash Reviews

Kwaidan (Masters of Cinema) Limited Edition Review *****

Cert 15 | 183 mins | 1964

5 Star
Epic Supernatural Tales.
Masaki Kobayashi (The Human Condition trilogy,  Samurai Rebellion) bases this quadrilogy on stories from Lafcadio Hearn‘s (Studies of Strange Things) collections of Japanese folk tales from the early 1900’s. Kwaidan is four separate stories that will put a shiver down your spine, as you see the Japanese take on ghost stories in their own inimitable style.

The creepiness…more

Sea Fever Review ****-

Cert 15 | 94 mins | 2020

4 star tension and terror at sea.
Sea Fever is written and directed by BAFTA© winning Irish filmmaker Neasa Hardiman (Happy Valley, Jessica Jones). An original take on the creature feature, it brings to mind both The Thing and The Abyss.
Take that thing off you. You’re here now, we’d better get used to you.”
Siobhán (Hermione Corfield – Pride and Prejudice &…more

Life of Action II by Mike Fury Review *****

2020

5 star in depth look at the men and women behind the action.
Life of Action II is the second book from Mike Fury ( Life of Action) documenting the behind the scenes activity which goes into the making of action in film and T.V.
This second book features a brand new collection of  in-depth interviews with those in the know, actors,…more

Never-Ending Man Review *****

Cert U | 70 mins | 2016

5 stars, the man behind the magic.
Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki is directed by Kaku Arakawa and produced by NHK World TV. It is presented here on Dual Format DVD and Blu-ray, in the original Japanese with English subtitles and an alternate 48-minute version with English narration and new footage courtesy of Anime Ltd.
“Just one comment. I’ve caused a stir before…more

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.”
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