Road Rash Reviews

Vampyr (Masters of Cinema) Review ****-

Cert PG | 74 mins | 2022

4 star restoration of a dreamlike 1930’s horror.
Originally released in 1932 and directed by Carl Th. Dreyer (Gertrud, Ordet), Vampyr has enjoyed a 2K restoration completed by the Danish Film Institute using materials from various European archives. It is unveiled for the first time to celebrate the film’s 90th anniversary.
It is presented here on Limited Edition Blu-Ray for the first…more

Shawscope Volume 1 Limited Edition Review *****

Cert 18 | 1272 mins | 1972-78 (2021)

5 Star
Classic Films from a Classic Studio.
Well, Arrow have blown our minds with this volume one of their Shawscope releases on Limited Edition Blu-ray of the famous Shaw Brothers Studio from Hong Kong in the 1970s, featuring all manner of genres. From Horror to comedy and everything in between with these eight films, (Yes, eight films). With a plethora of…more

Fireball XL5 Complete Series Remastered in HD Review ****-

Cert U | 1,170 mins | 1962-63

4 Star
Time to Save the Universe.
After the success of the thirty-nine episodes of  Supercar, producers Gerry and Sylvia Anderson (Stingray (TV Series), Thunderbirds (TV Series), Joe 90 (TV Series)) created the children’s series Fireball XL5, to take children into the new frontier of space. Where the World Space Patrol are tasked with keeping Earth and Interstellar space safe from all…more

Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge Review ****-

Cert 15 | 90/89/96 mins | 1989

4 stars of quintessentially eighties horror fun.
Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge is an American horror film first released in 1989. It is directed by Richard Friedman (Halfway to Hell, Acts of Desperation) This two disc 1080p Blu-ray release is presented courtesy of Arrow Video and features three versions of the film, the Original Theatrical Cut, TV Cut and bonus…more

THE SABATA TRILOGY [Sabata, Adiós Sabata, Return of Sabata] (Eureka Classics) Review ****-

Cert 15 | 315 mins | 1969, 70, 71

4 Star
Greed, Revolution and More Greed.
From the director that brought the world the “Kommissar X” movies, Gianfranco Parolini, he now turns his had to the popular “Spaghetti Western” genre with his strong character Sabata. A man with unimaginable gun skills and a glint in his eye that says “Just Try Me”. Sabata deals out his justice with an array of…more

Maigret: The Complete Series Review *****

Cert 12 | 2,743 mins | 1960-1969

5 star remastered Blu-ray and DVD release of the BBC classic series.
Maigret: The Complete Series is based on the best selling books by Georges Simenon. There have been many adaptations over the years but this BAFTA winning portrayal of the character by Rupert Davies (Joe 90, War and Peace) is arguably the best.
Following the sell out success of the Limited…more

Nightwing and Shadow of the Hawk Review ****-

Cert 12 | 197 mins | 1979, 1976

4 star bats, wolves and exploding owls.
This brilliant package includes two classic seventies horror creature features.
Nightwing was originally released in 1979 and is written by Martin Cruz Smith (Gorky Park) and directed by Arthur Hiller (The Man of La Mancha, See No Evil, Hear No Evil).
Shadow of the Hawk was originally released in 1976 and directed by George McCowan (Seeing…more

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