Road Rash Reviews

Enter the Video Store: Empire of Screams Review *****

Cert 18 | 115/77/77/73/85 mins | 2023

5 star gloriously restored trip down memory lane.
If you pine for the good old days of heading down to your local Blockbuster store for a stack of eighties gems in huge plastic boxes then look no further than this box set from Arrow Video. All of the fun without any of the rewinding.
This release features five films from the catalogue…more

Waterworld (1995) Limited Edition 4K UHD Review *****

Cert 12 | 135 / 176 / 178 mins | 2023

5 star restoration of an epic nineties adventure.
Waterworld is an American Post-apocalyptic action adventure film originally released in 1995. Written by Peter Rader (The Last Legion) and David Twohy (Pitch Black, The Fugitive), it is directed by Kevin Reynolds (The Count of Monte Cristo) and produced by Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves) who also stars.
It is now available to buy…more

The Laureate Review ***--

Cert 15 | 85 mins | 2023

3 star biopic of an influential British writer.
The Laureate is a 2021 British romantic period drama relating a period in the life of poet Robert Graves. It is written and directed by William Nunez and is available on Blu-ray, DVD and Download in the UK from 26th June 2023 courtesy of Dazzler Media.
“How did it come to this? You once…more

The Game Trilogy Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 18 | 281 mins | 1978-1979

4 Star
Savage and Accurate.
The nineteen eighties, while most were enjoying new wave music and men with make-up on, Tôru Murakawa (Lucky 13, New York Undercover Cop) on the other hand, wanted to bring us the tour de force that was the assassin Shouhei Narumi (Yûsaku Matsuda, The Family Game, Black Rain) in this triptych from Arrow Video. A man of…more

SAMURAI REINCARNATION [MAKAI TENSHŌ] (Masters of Cinema) Special Edition Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 18 | 122 mins | 1981

4 Star
The Dead Are Out For Revenge.
From the writer/director that brought us classic genre defining films such as Tora! Tora! Tora! and Battle Royal, with Samurai Reincarnation he does it again in this fantasy horror. It has way out there ideas that tell the tale of the oppression and massacre of the Christian religion in the seventeenth century Japan. Crazy…more

The Black Demon Review ***--

Cert 15 | 101 mins | 2023

3 star toothsome sea based creature feature.
The Black Demon is a 2023 Mexican/American horror/thriller, written by Carlos Cisco (Star Trek: Discovery) and Boise Esquerra and directed by Adrian Grunberg (Rambo: Last Blood, Get the Gringo).
It is available on Digital Platforms in the UK from 19th June 2023 and on DVD and Blu-ray 17th July courtesy of Signature Entertainment.
“For hundreds of…more

Champions DVD and Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 12 | 124 mins | 2023

4 star heartwarming feel good comedy.
Champions is a 2023 American comedy/drama based on the film Campeones by Javier Fesser and David Marques. It features a screenplay by Mark Rizzo (Green Eggs and Ham (TV Series)) and is directed by Bobby Farrelly (There’s Something About Mary, Shallow Hal).
It is available now in the UK on Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of…more

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