Road Rash Reviews

The Iron Mask Review ****-

Cert 12A | 117 mins | 2020

4 stars of lavish fantasy extravaganza.
The Iron Mask: Mystery of the Dragon Seal is a Russian/Chinese co-production. It is the sequel to the Russian film Viy and was originally titled Viy 2: Journey to China. It is directed by Oleg Stepchenko (Forbidden Kingdom, Velvet Revolution).
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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

Penguin Highway Review ****-

Cert 12 | 119 mins | 2020

4 stars of very strange but enchanting summer adventure.
Penguin Highway is based on the Japanese science fiction novel written by Tomihiko Morimi (The Tatami Galaxy, Night is Short: Walk on Girl). It is adapted to anime by Studio Colorido (Typhoon Noruda) and is the impressive feature debut of director Hiroyasu Ishida. It is presented here in a Limited Collector’s Combi edition…more

Doctor Sleep Review ****-

Cert 15 | 152 mins | 2020

4 star triumphant return to the Overlook Hotel.
Doctor Sleep is based on the 2013 novel of the same name written by Stephen King (Castle Rock, Pet Sematary) which is a sequel to his 1977 novel The Shining. It also serves as a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film adaptation of the book. It is written and directed by Mike Flanagan…more

The Addams Family Review ***--

Cert PG | 83 mins | 2020

3 stars of family friendly spooky fun.
The Addams Family is based on the beloved characters created by American cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938. This animated version of the family offers a slightly more modern perspective on what it means to be different. It is directed by Greg Tiernan (Sausage Party, Thomas and Friends) and Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. Aliens, Shrek…more

One Missed Call Trilogy Review ****-

Cert 15 | 112/ 105/ 109 mins | 2020

4 stars of superbly packaged creepy Japanese horror.
One Missed Call Trilogy is based on the novel by Yasushi Akimoto with screenplays written by Minako Daira. One Missed Call is directed by Takashi Miike (Blade of the Immortal, Audition) and originally released in 2003. One Missed Call 2 is directed by Renpei Tsukamoto and released in 2005 and One Missed Call…more

Calamity of a Zombie Girl Review ***--

Cert 18 | 80 mins | 2020

3 stars of gruesome zombie anime.
Calamity of a Zombie Girl is an O.N.A. (Original Net Animation) produced by studio Gonzo (Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing) and Stingray. It is based on the light novel series written by Ryō Ikehata and illustrated by Hagane Tsurugi.
It is presented here in on Blu-ray in Japanese with English subtitles, courtesy of Anime Ltd.
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