Road Rash Reviews

VIOLENT STREETS [Bôryoku gai] (AKA VIOLENT CITY) (Masters of Cinema) Special Edition Review ****-

Cert 15 | 96 mins | 1974

4 Star
Fewer Words, More Action.
From popular director Hideo Gosha (Goyokin, Hitokiri), he takes a diversion from his usual Samurai based films and turns to the mean streets of Tokyo, in this uncompromising dark and ruthless action classic. His vision is like something from the 1940’s, a strong hard quiet man (Humphrey DeForest Bogart, Casablanca, In a Lonely Place) who takes…more

Next Exit Digital Review ****-

Cert 15 | 105 mins | 2023

4 star poignant and insightful sci-fi tale.
Next Exit is a 2022 American sci-fi black comedy-drama written and directed by Mali Elfman. This long time in the making film is her very impressive feature directorial debut.
It is available on UK Digital Platforms from 20th February 2023 courtesy of Blue Finch Film Releasing.
“At our Institute, we now bridge dozens of new participants…more

MAGNIFICENT WARRIORS [Zhong hua zhan shi] aka. Dynamite Fighters (Eureka Classics) Review ****-

Cert 18 | 91 mins | 1987

4 Star
Fight the Oppressors.
Eureka have brought us a Stunning Action film, with guns and explosions. All brought together with bone crunching stunts and amazing Martial Arts. Director and Cinematographer David Chung (Once Upon a Time in China, It’s a Drink! It’s a Bomb!) tells the tale of the 1930’s when Japan is expanding, and the locals don’t like it. Sit…more

The Last Emperor (1987) 4K UHD Review *****

Cert 15 | 382 mins | 2023

5 star 4K treatment of an epic tale.
The Last Emperor is a 1987 epic biographical drama, co-written by Mark Peploe (The Passenger, Afraid of the Dark) and Bernado Bertolucci (Last Tango in Paris, The Sheltering Sky). It is adapted from the 1964 autobiography of Puyi, the final Emperor of China.
It is presented here in all it’s glory following a 4K…more

The Fearway Digital Review ***--

Cert 15 | 81 mins | 2023

3 star relentless peril in the desert.
The Fearway is a 2023 American horror/thriller written by Noah Bessey and directed by Robert Gajic, who makes his feature directorial debut with this film.
It is presented on UK Digital Platforms from 13th February 2023 courtesy of Reel 2 Reel Films.
“OK, so wait a second. I am willing to put up with the burns,…more

Jane UK Digital Review ****-

Cert 15 | 84 mins | 2023

4 star thought provoking and unnerving teen thriller.
Jane is a 2023 American thriller written and directed by Sabrina Jaglom in her extremely impressive feature directorial debut.
It is available to stream on UK Digital Platforms from 13th February 2023 courtesy of 101 Films.
“Life is a precious gift and you have so much of it ahead of you. If you’re ever feeling…more

Cutter’s Way Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 104 mins | 1981

4 Star
Post-Vietnam Neo-noir.
Based on the novel “Bone and Cutter” by Newton Thornburg (Beautiful Kate), adapted for the screen by Jeffrey Alan Fiskin (Angel Unchained), and amazing direction by Ivan Passer (Born to Win), in this nearly never made film. This is the aftermath of the 1960’s, and the effects it had on its youth, that have to go forward into…more

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