Road Rash Reviews

A Queen’s Ransom (1976) (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 12 | 96 mins | 2024

4 star restoration of a fun and exciting heist movie.
Originally released in 1976, A Queen’s Ransom (also known as Ingterbatiis written and directed by Shan-Hsi Ting (Magnificent 72, No One Can Touch Her). It is presented here in a limited edition O-card slipcase, following a 2k restoration courtesy of Eureka Classics.
It is available to own on Blu-ray in the UK…more

William Shatner: You Can Call Me Bill Review ****-

Cert 12 | 95 mins | 2024

4 star intimate and surprisingly moving documentary.
William Shatner: You Can Call Me Bill is a 2024 American documentary film about the life of Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek: The Original Series, T.J. Hooker). It is written and directed by Alexandre O’ Philippe (78/52, The People Vs. George Lucas).
It is available in the UK on Digital Platforms and Blu-ray from…more

PRISON WALLS: ABASHIRI PRISON I-III (Masters of Cinema) Special Edition Review *****

Cert 15 | 267 mins | 1965

5 Star
The Start of a Long Journey.
Prolific Japanese filmmaker Teruo Ishii (Female Yakuza Tale, Gensen-Kan Inn) brings us Abashiri Prison. Based on the 1956 novel of the same name by Hajime Itō, Ishii wrote the script as a remake of the 1958 American film The Defiant Ones. This is the first recognized Yakuza film, starting a long-running series of films…more

THE VALIANT ONES [Zhong lie tu] (Masters of Cinema) Special Edition Review *****

Cert 12 | 102 mins | 1975

5 Star
The Last of a Great Era.
Written and directed by famed Wuxia filmmaker King Hu (A Touch of Zen, Raining in the mountain) is this sword based action Tour de Force, which takes us back to the thirteenth Century, as the Chinese take on Japanese pirates. It is down to a Colonel and his retainers and a married couple to…more

Train to Busan (2016) and Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) 4K UHD Reviews ****-

Cert 15 | 118, 116 mins | 2024

4 star crisp and colourful zombie action.
Train To Busan is a 2016 South Korean action horror film co-written by Joo-Suk Park (Project Silence) and Yeon Sang-Ho (Seoul Station, The King of Pigs), who also directs.
Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula is a 2020 South Korean action horror film, the sequel to Train to Busan and the third film in the franchise…more

The Long Good Friday 4K Release Review ****-

Cert 18 | 114 mins | 1980

4 Star
Gangster with Aspirations for London.
Arrow, have brought us one of the best gangster films of all time, in The Long Good Friday, the 1980 blockbuster that rocketed its main star to International fame. In this gritty London based fight for the future of the Capital city of Great Britain.
Now Arrow are releasing the Limited Edition 4K UHD Arrow…more

The Goldfinger Review ****-

Cert 15 | 125 mins | 2023

4 Star
Hong Kong, The Land of Opportunity.
From the writer of Infernal Affairs comes a story that seems stranger than fiction, but The Goldfinger is based on real events in Hong Kong in the 1980s. Felix Chong (The Counterfeiter, Overheard 2 & 3) as a corporation rises to stratospheric heights, then plummets due to a financial crash. One man is in…more

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