Road Rash Reviews

Never-Ending Man Review *****

Cert U | 70 mins | 2016

5 stars, the man behind the magic.
Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki is directed by Kaku Arakawa and produced by NHK World TV. It is presented here on Dual Format DVD and Blu-ray, in the original Japanese with English subtitles and an alternate 48-minute version with English narration and new footage courtesy of Anime Ltd.
“Just one comment. I’ve caused a stir before…more

Syncopation Dual Format Review ****-

Cert PG | 88 mins | 1942

4 star restoration of a forgotten gem.
Syncopation is based on the story by Valentine Davies (The Glenn Miller Story) with a screenplay by Philip Yordan (Night Train to Terror) and Frank Cavett (The Greatest Show on Earth). It is directed by William Dieterle (Faust, Love Letters) and was originally released in 1942.
It has enjoyed a 2K restoration courtesy of the…more

Raining in the mountain [1979] (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format Review *****

Cert 12 | 121 mins | 1979

5 Star
A Wise Man Sees All.
Once again Masters of Cinema bring us another masterpiece from the magnificent story teller King Hu (A Touch of Zen, The Fate of Lee Khan, Legend of the Mountain), having written, directed and edited this tale of greed, desire and redemption this is 100% a King Hu film. #215 in their Dual-Format restoration series, which…more

Cloak and Dagger [1946] (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format Review ****-

Cert PG | 106 mins | 1946

4 Star
War Time Arms Race
or
(Love in the Underground)

Filmed just after the war ended, Cloak and Dagger is a true tribute to the men and women who risked their lives in occupied Europe during WW II as part of the O.S.S. (Office of Strategic Services). From the legend that was Fritz Lang (The Woman in the Window, Der Mude Tod, Human…more

Ironweed Dual Format Edition Review ****-

Cert 15 | 143 mins | 1987

4 star bleak yet mesmerizing Depression Era drama.
Ironweed was first released in 1987 and makes it’s UK Blu-ray and DVD debut in this Dual Format release courtesy of Eureka Classics. It is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name by William Kennedy who also wrote the screenplay. It was directed by Hector Babenco (Foolish Heart).
“I’m sorry…more

Operation Petticoat (Eureka Classics) Dual Format edition Review ****-

Cert U | 124 mins | 1959

4 Star
Bullets, Bombs and Brassieres.
Eureka bring us a post war classic with two of Hollywood’s finest comedy actors, from the pens of Paul King, Joseph Stone, Stanley Shapiro, and Maurice Richlin who were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Writing. Directed by a family favourite Blake Edwards (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Days of Wine and Roses, The Pink Panther, The…more

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Review *****

Cert 15 | 102 mins | 1999

5 Star
Civil Unrest Dilemmas
Twenty years from its first release, Key animator and director (this being his first) Hiroyuki Okiura’s (Akira, Your Name., A Letter to Momo, Venus Wars) Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade sees itself on Dual Format release from All The Anime LTD. Being a Production I.G (Attack on Titan, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Attack on Titan: Junior High,…more

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