Road Rash Reviews

Champion (1949 Blu-ray) Master of Cinema Limited Edition Review ****-

Cert PG | 99 mins | 1949

4 Star
No Punches Pulled.
Mark Robson (Von Ryan’s Express, Valley of the Dolls) takes the hard hitting story from seasoned short story writer Ring Lardner (Letters from Bugs to Gus, No. 6, Ring Lardner’s My Roomy), and sets one of the greatest actors of his time in Kirk Douglas (Lust for Life, Spartacus, The Vikings) who delivers a performance fit for…more

Death Valley Review ***--

91 mins | 2021

3 star tense and bloody creature feature.
Death Valley is a Canadian horror film written and directed by Matthew Ninaber (Transference, Extraction Day), who also stars as the very scary monster. It is a Shudder original, available to stream on Shudder from 9th December 2021.
“The facility is under attack and has been put into lockdown. I am still inside, everyone else…more

Neon Genesis Evangelion *****

Cert 15 | 783 mins | 1995-6

5 Star
A Choir of Angels.
For forty years now, Hideaki Anno (Sugar Sugar Rune (TV Series) (51 episodes)) has been involved with Evangelion since it’s conception back in 1995. Now Anime.Ltd has brought it to the UK for the first time on Blu-ray. All twenty-six episodes and the two Forty-five minute films that retell the contentious final episodes concerning the “Human…more

The Love of Jeanne Ney Review ****-

Cert PG | 106 mins | 1927

4 stars of high drama in post-World War 1 Europe.
Originally released in 1927, The Love of Jeanne Ney [Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney] is an epic of Weimar Cinema, based on the novel by Elja Ehrenburg and with a screenplay by Ladislaus Vajda. It is directed by the powerhouse of German cinema that is G.W. Pabst (Paracelsus, Don Quixote) and…more

THE GREAT SILENCE [IL GRANDE SILENZIO] (Masters of Cinema) Review ****-

105 mins | 1968

4 Star
Cold, Cold Lead.
Eureka Classics brought us The Specialists, now Eureka Masters of Cinema brings another piece of cinematic history with the definitive Spaghetti Western in The Great Silence. Once again written and directed by the maestro Sergio Corbucci (Duel of the Titans, Son of Spartacus, Django), who gives us a dark subversive Spaghetti Western, veering from the anti-hero plot…more

Full Alert (Eureka Classics) Review ****-

Cert 15 | 98 mins | 1997

4 Star
Some Victories Come at a Higher Cost.
Respected writer, director Ringo Lam (Wild Search, City on Fire, Wild City) brings us his handing over to China of Hong Kong film. A dark tale about two men, one on the wrong side of the law, and both hate to lose. Who will come out a winner?
Hong Kong 1997 the police have…more

Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge Review ****-

Cert 15 | 90/89/96 mins | 1989

4 stars of quintessentially eighties horror fun.
Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge is an American horror film first released in 1989. It is directed by Richard Friedman (Halfway to Hell, Acts of Desperation) This two disc 1080p Blu-ray release is presented courtesy of Arrow Video and features three versions of the film, the Original Theatrical Cut, TV Cut and bonus…more

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