Road Rash Reviews

The Millionaires Express (Eureka Classics) Limited-Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray Limited Edition Review ****-

Cert 12 | 97 mins | 1986

4 Star
Ninja’s, Cops and Robbers.
The definitive version (see special features below) of Millionaires Express arrives courtesy of Eureka Classics. From 1986 this action, comedy, western is writer/director/actor Sammo Hung’s homage to the spaghetti westerns of the late 1960s- 70s. You are in for a treat as there is lots of comedy, action and martial arts. Great fun for all the…more

Wild Search (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 18 | 98 mins | 1989

4 Star
Gun Runners, A Cop, and a Three Year Old.
Director Ringo Lam (City on Fire, Full Alert, Wild City) brings one of Hong Kong favourite action hero’s Chow Yun-Fat (Hard Boiled, Prison on Fire, The Killer, The Replacement Killers, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Bulletproof Monk) at the height of his career, to this action, romance story. Standby for a thrill…more

Archive Blu-ray and DVD Review ****-

109 mins | 2020

4 Star
A Classic Sci-fi in the Making.
Writer/director Gavin Rothery (The Last Man (Short)) brings us the best Sci-fi since the brilliant Duncan Jones‘ (Source Code) ‘Moon’ (2009), which he did have a credit in (Art Department). He brings us a terrestrial tail set in the near future, where cars can drive themselves and cyberpunk is in its infancy, and our…more

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One Review ****-

Cert 15 | 85 mins | 2021

4 Star
Somebody Doesn’t like Holidays.
Taken from the writer of the original miniseries of the same name by Jeph Loeb (Wolverine vs. Sabretooth (TV Mini Series), Teen Wolf), he also wrote this version. Directed by Artist/director Chris Palmer (Voltron: Legendary Defender (TV Series), Superman: Man of Tomorrow (Video)) who brings us a tale of the Batman in his formative years, a…more

Encounter of the Spooky Kind [GUI DA GUI] (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 103 mins | 1980

4 Star
Ghosts, Ghouls and Infidelity.
From actor/director Sammo Hung (Three Films With Sammo Hung, Wheels on Meals, Zu Warriors From the Magic Mountain, The Fate of Lee Khan, Jackie Chan’s PROJECT A & PROJECT A PART II) and the producer of the jiangshi film genre (The jiangshi is a corpse reanimated by a Taoist priest) that he created along with writer…more

PTU (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 88 mins | 2003

4 Star
One Cop, One Gun, One Deadly Night.
Seasoned director Johnnie To (Election, Election 2, Mad Detective, Exiled) brings a Hong Kong tale of how one little mistake can easily start a string of events that totally change the participants lives forever, in this cop loses his gun story Hong Kong style.
PTU (Police Tactical Unit) are a division connected to the…more

The Hands of Orlac Review ****-

Cert PG | 93 mins | 1924

4 stars of brilliantly macabre Austrian silent story-telling.
The Hands of Orlac is a black and white silent film directed by master of German Expressionism, Robert Wiene (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari). It is based on the novel Les Mains d’Orlac by visionary body horror author Maurice Renard (The Blue Peril) and was originally released in 1924.
It is presented here on Blu-ray…more

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