Road Rash Reviews

The Blackout: Invasion Earth

Cert 15 | 127 mins | 2019

4 Star
An Amazing Sci-Fi Story.
From the writer that brought us ‘Chernobyl: Zone of Exclusion’ (Ilya Kulikov, The Envelope) this time it is a full-on Sci-Fi set in Russia. Directed by Egor Baranov (Sparta) who brings this blood soaked fight for survival in the near future. The English version is directed by Nathalia Hencker (Por Sofia), the race is on to…more

Versus [Blu-ray] Review ****-

Cert 18 | 120 mins | 2000

4 Star
Welcome to The Forest of Death and Resurrection.
From Horror/Fantasy fan writer and director Ryûhei Kitamura (Godzilla: Final Wars, The Midnight Meat Train, The Doorman) comes a smorgasbord of martial arts, gunplay, Kenjutsu, Zombies and Yakuzas. He tells us the tale of ancient secrets and battles that last through generations.
Throughout history only a dedicated select few have known about the…more

House of Bamboo (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert PG | 102 mins | 1955

4 Star
Death in the Orient.
Following his successes with Hell and High Water Samuel Fuller (Forty Guns, Fixed Bayonets) follows it up with this gripping tale of crime and death in Japan. A Film-Noir, so you know that they are going to die in the end, but it is the journey that matters and who gets their comeuppance in the end. This…more

AKIRA Limited Edition 4K UHD + Blu-ray Review *****

Cert 15 | 125 mins | 1988

5 Star
The Quintessential Anime.

Katsuhiro Ôtomo‘s 1988 seminal anime, Akira, blew the world away with its stunning graphics and superb animation. Neo Tokyo never looked so good. An ambitious piece of work in 1988 and even now this is still a benchmark for anime artists. Now in 4k this a pure feast for the senses.
Neo Tokyo grew up out of the…more

Hell and High Water (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray Review *****

Cert PG | 103 mins | 1954

5 Star
Cold War Drama.
Richard Widmark at his best.
Another great release from Eureka and the Masters of Cinema range, this #216 sees this 1954 film receive the special touch that make the MoC Blu-rays a treat to watch. Written and directed by Samuel Fuller (I Shot Jesse James, Fixed Bayonets!) who takes David Hempstead‘s (Finishing School) story and takes it to…more

Possessor Review ****-

Cert 18 | 103 mins | 2020

4 stars of brilliantly unsettling sci-fi horror.
Possessor is written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral), son of legendary director David Cronenberg (The Fly, Naked Lunch). It is clear right from the start that a talent for telling surreal and fascinating stories runs in the family.
This is a modern sci-fi which pushes the boundaries of the acceptable at every turn, very…more

Total Recall 30th Anniversary Edition Review *****

Cert 18 | 112 mins | 1990

5 star glorious restoration of a sci-fi classic.
Total Recall is directed by Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Hollow Man) and based on the short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” written by Phillip K. Dick (Bladerunner, Minority Report). It was originally released in 1990 and is presented here following a fantastic 4K restoration courtesy of STUDIOCANAL, to celebrate the 30th…more

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