Road Rash Reviews

Kind Hearts and Coronets (Vintage Classics) 4k Review *****

Cert U | 106 mins | 1949

5 Star
Vengeance Eight-Fold
STUDIOCANAL brings us a true British classic with its new 4k release of the Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets. Directed by Robert Hamer (Dead of Night, It Always Rains on Sunday) and brought to life by the incomparable Alec Guinness (The Bridge on the River Kwai, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) playing the eight…more

Baghead Review ****-

Cert 15 | 94 mins | 2024

4 star creepy and compelling horror.
Baghead is a 2023 supernatural horror film, written and directed by Alberto Corredor. His feature directorial debut, it is based on his short film of the same name.
It is available to buy on DVD. Blu-ray and Digital from 8th April 2024 courtesy of STUDIOCANAL.
“I’m going to tell you what I tell everyone who comes through…more

Hamlet (2024) DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Review ****-

Cert 12 | 117 mins | 2024

4 star modern take on a timeless classic.
This latest incarnation of Shakespeare’s classic revenge tale/tragedy is directed and adapted for the screen by Sean Mathias (Bent). It is filmed entirely in and around the Theatre Royal, Windsor.
This 2024 version sees Ian McKellen reprise his role as the title character, alongside members of the critically acclaimed stage cast.
“Angels and ministers of…more

Dark Water (2002) 4K UHD Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 101 mins | 2024

4 star atmospheric and eerie horror tale.
Dark Water is a Japanese supernatural horror drama film originally released in 2002. It is based on the short story by Ring author Koji Suzuki.
Written and directed by Hideo Nakata (Sadako, Stolen Identity), it has enjoyed a 4K restoration courtesy of Arrow Video and is available on Limited Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray from 18th…more

Green Room (Limited Edition) [4K UHD & Blu-ray] Review ****-

Cert 18 | 95 mins | 2015

4 Star
Mohawk’s, Machetes and Mayhem.
From burgeoning writer/director Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) comes a dark tale, that pulls you in and scares the socks off you.
Road-weary punk band the Ain’t Rights find themselves in a maize field as the driver Tiger (Callum Turner, Queen & Country) had fallen asleep in the night and now they find themselves without fuel. Luckily with…more

THE SWORDSMAN OF ALL SWORDSMEN (Yi dai jian wang) (Eureka Classics) Limited Edition Review *****

Cert 18 | 86-90 mins | 1968-79

5 Star
Revenge and Regret.
Director/writer and master of the wuxia film genre, Joseph Kuo (CINEMATIC VENGEANCE! 8 Kung Fu Classics, Ninja Death) brings one of the best in this Eureka limited edition Two disc release. Thanks to the work of the “Taiwan film classics digital restoration and value adding project”, commissioned by the Ministry of Culture. Also included in the Limited…more

BODYGUARD KIBA 1 + 2 (Eureka Classics) Special Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 175 mins | 1973

4 Star
The Man, The Stare, The Fist.
By 1973, director RyĆ»ichi Takamori (Yakuza deka: Oretachi ni haka wa nai, Yakuza deka: Kyofu no doku gasu) was well established as a director in the action, crime genre, and also collaborating with Sonny Chiba (The Street Fighter Trilogy, YAKUZA WOLF 1 & 2, The Executioner Collection, THE BULLET TRAIN). Now comes these two…more

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