Road Rash Reviews

Mothra Masters of Cinema) LIMITED EDITION Blu-ray Review *****

Cert PG | 101 mins | 1961

5 Star
Mothra!!!
Number #240 in the Masters of Cinema range comes a Kaiju Classic Mothra. From the inventive mind of writer Shinichi Sekizawa (Mothra vs. Godzilla , Invasion of Astro-Monster) and brought into life by director Ishirô Honda (Ishiro Honda Double Feature, Godzilla, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster) and special-effects guru Eiji Tsuburaya (Godzilla, Rodan, The Lost World of Sinbad). Kaiju fans…more

Ishiro Honda Double Feature: (Masters of Cinema) Review ****-

Cert 12 | 347 mins | 1958-59

4 Star
It’s Them or Us
(Let’s make sure it is, Us!)
Hoorah. What a Sci-Fi treat, from the writer /director Ishirô Honda (Rodan, A Rainbow Plays in My Heart: Part 1, Mothra, Destroy All Monsters, Return of Ultraman (TV Series)) the legend that brought the world Godzilla (1954-2014) and other famous Kaiju. Masters of Cinema bring us two very influential Sci-Fi and…more

The Bride With White Hair Review ****-

Cert 18 | 89 mins | 1993

4 Star
Destiny, Honour and Love.
From writer/director Ronny Yu (The Occupant, Bride of Chucky, The 51st State, Freddy vs. Jason) comes this wuxia fantasy tale from the 17th century. Loosely based on the main character from Liang Yusheng‘s novel Baifa Monü Zhuan, we follow his young life and into adulthood and all the trappings that brings.
There is a long…more

Gamera: The Complete Collection Limited Edition [Blu-ray] Review *****

Cert 15 | 1174 mins | 1965 - 2006

5 Star
The Kaiju of all Box Sets.
Arrow Video have outdone themselves with this monster box set. Who would have thought back in November 1965 when director Noriaki Yuasa (Attack of the Monsters, Ultraman 80 (TV Series), Kosupure senshi Cutie Knight) and produced and distributed by the groundbreaking Daiei Film (Rashomon, Gate of Hell, Ugetsu) released Gamera, the Giant Monster that…more

Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199: The Complete Series Review *****

Cert 15 | 660 mins | 2013

5 Star
The Fight for Survival.
Director Akihiro Enomoto (Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor) gets his first full series directorial debut with this slick human species survival race, a cool story that has good character building combined with great CGI animation space battle and thousands of participants to bring the full tension and enormity of the human plight.
By the 22nd century…more

The Specialists [Gli Specialisti] (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 104 mins | 1969

4 Star
A Town, Money, and a Vengeful Gunslinger.
From Eureka Classics comes a true Spaghetti Western from renowned writer/director Sergio Corbucci (Django, The Hellbenders, Shoot First… Ask Questions Later) who stamped his mark on this genre throughout the  1960’s and 70’s. Now for the first time it is available on crispy Blu-ray courtesy of Eureka Classics. See Special Features below. The…more

Throw down [Masters of Cinema] Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 95 mins | 2994

4 Star
Quirky Judo Drama.
From seasoned director/producer Johnnie To (Election, Election 2, Mad Detective, Exiled) comes his judo tribute to Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress) ‘The Greatest Film Maker’. With this tale of a washed up ex-judo champion and those who want to see what this memorable champ still has in the tank.
At AH, an after hours karaoke bar,…more

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