Road Rash Reviews

RUNNING OUT OF TIME 1 & 2 (Masters of Cinema) Review ****-

Cert 15 | 190 mins | 1999-2001

4 Star
A Cop and Tricksters.
Highly experienced producer/ director Johnnie To (Election, Election 2, PTU, Throw down) brings us a double bill of cop drama. All  nicely packaged as a Masters of Cinema Blu-ray release. Both films star Ching Wan Lau (SHOCK WAVE: HONG KONG DESTRUCTION, Full Alert, Black Mask) as the eerily accurate cop as he deals with the baddies…more

EXECUTION IN AUTUMN (Masters of Cinema) Special Edition Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 99 mins | 1972

4 Star
Love and Sparing the Rod.
A tale of realization.
Once again, Eureka and Master of Cinema bring us an unprecedented release as Execution in Autumn has never been seen outside Taiwan. Now on Blu-ray restoration as a 2K presentation ready for its 50th anniversary. From the “godfather of Taiwanese Cinema” Lee Hsing  (The Story of a Small Town, The Silent Wife)…more

The Shaolin Plot (Eureka Classics) Review *****

Cert 15 | 105 mins | 1977

5 Star
Secrets Must be Kept Secret.
Eureka Classics brings us a 2k restoration of one of the most important Martial Arts films to come out of the late 1970s, as it shows off the talents of the Shaolin Kung-fu, and it brings the legend that is Sammo Hung (Warrior’s Two & The Prodigal Son, The Millionaires Express, Encounter of the Spooky…more

Revolver 1973 Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 109 mins | 1973

4 Star
He Will do Everything for Love.
From the days when men were hard and the crimes were dirtier. Revolver comes from writer/director Sergio Sollima (Violent City, The Black Corsair) an Italian tale of criminal activity that crosses the border into France. A time when fashion was vibrant, values were different and everybody smoked. Being Italian, there is plenty of flesh…more

KNOCKABOUT (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray Review *****

Cert 15 | 92 mins | 1979

5 Star
Phenomenal Fighting Skills.
Eureka have landed a big fish with this classic Martial Arts extravaganza, Directed and staring Sammo Hung who is a firm favourite of the Martial arts scene. But it is the main star that steals the show. It is the underrated but absolutely brilliant Yuen Biao (Project A, My Lucky Stars, Millionaires Express) with the best skills…more

DREADNAUGHT (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 95 mins | 1981

4 Star
Waiting for the Mouse to Turn.
Actor, stuntman turned director Woo-Ping Yuen (Drunken Master, Tiger Cage, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny) brings us a tale of murder and extreme violence, as a wicked criminal tries to evade the authorities. From the early 1980s, this film fits right into the action/ comedies that were coming out of Hong Kong…more

Odd Couple (Eureka Classics) Review *****

Cert 12 | 97 mins | 1997

5 Star
Pure Talent, Pure Brilliance.
What a way to start a new company, Odd Couple was the first film by Gar Bo Motion Picture Company (aka. Gar-Bo Film Company). Started by Kung-Fu stars Sammo Hung (The Millionaires Express, Encounter of the Spooky Kind), Lau Kar-wing (Five Shaolin Masters, Shaolin Warrior), and Karl Maka (Skinny Tiger and Fatty Dragon, Mad Mission…more

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