Road Rash Reviews

One Piece Collection 3 DVD Release Review *****

Cert 15 | 650 mins

4.5 stars for this hilarious swashbuckling pirate adventure.
One piece is based on the Manga by Eiichiro Oda, which appears in Weekly Shonan Jump and is the best selling Manga series of all time.
This is the story of the Straw Hat Pirates and their quest to find “One Piece”, a legendary treasure of unimaginable value, reputed to be hidden within the…more

Sir Billi DVD Release Review *----

Cert U | 76 mins

1 star for this misguided attempt at a children’s film.
Sir Billi is written by Tessa Hartman (her writing and producing début, rather embarrassingly) , directed by Sascha Hartman (again, a first attempt) and produced by and starring Sir Sean Connery (Indiana Jones, James Bond).
This film is the first Scottish full length animated feature film, and it shows.
The animation is very…more

The Body DVD and Blu-ray Release Review *****

Cert 15 | 106 mins

5 stars for this outstanding psychological thriller.
The Body (El Cuerpo) is directed by Oriol  Paulo (writer of Julia’s Eyes) and is a Spanish film, subtitled in English, with well deserved rave reviews after its screening at the London film festival.
After Ángel Torres (Miquel Gelabert – Box 507, El Greco), the night security guard at the local morgue, sees something that…more

Deadman Wonderland DVD and Blu-ray Release Review *****

Cert 18 | 325 mins

4.5 stars of glorious 18 certificate anime at its best.
Deadman Wonderland is based on the Manga by Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou and is the directorial début of  Koichi Hatsumi (key animator on Cowboy Bebop and Ghost In The Shell: SAC) and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!
It tells the story of Ganta Igarashi (Romi…more

Breakout DVD Release Review ****-

Cert 12 | 88 mins

3.5 stars for this thriller starring Ray Liotta.
Breakout is written by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games, The Underland Chronicles) and directed by Doug Logato (Wild Wild West, Best Shots) and was originally released under the name of “Ticket Out“.
Breakout tells the story of Jocelyn (Alexandra Breckenridge – She’s The Man, Family Guy), a mother desperate to keep her children safe…more

Crocodile Shoes DVD Release Review ****-

Cert 15 | 754 mins

4 stars for this classic 1990’s TV series, 3 stars for the conversion.
Crocodile Shoes was first shown on BBC One in 1994 and was written by the star, Jimmy Nail (Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Spender) who also had a successful music career on the back of the series.
This tells the story of Geordie factory worker Jed Shepperd, played by Jimmy Nail,…more

Hannibal Series 1 DVD and Blu-ray Release Review ****-

Cert 18 | 537 mins

4 stars for this tense thriller, familiar names with unfamiliar faces.
Hannibal is the latest incarnation of the well known characters created by Thomas Harris (Red Dragon, Silence Of The Lambs, Hannibal) and is set during the time of Red Dragon.
The series was created by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Heroes) and directed by David Slade (Twilight: Eclipse, 30 Days Of Night).

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