Road Rash Reviews

AKIRA Limited Edition 4K UHD + Blu-ray Review *****

Cert 15 | 125 mins | 1988

5 Star
The Quintessential Anime.

Katsuhiro Ôtomo‘s 1988 seminal anime, Akira, blew the world away with its stunning graphics and superb animation. Neo Tokyo never looked so good. An ambitious piece of work in 1988 and even now this is still a benchmark for anime artists. Now in 4k this a pure feast for the senses.
Neo Tokyo grew up out of the…more

Blade of the Immortal Review *****

Cert 18 | 141 mins | 2018

5 stars of bloody, brutal brilliance.
Blade of the Immortal is based on the manga of the same name by Hiroaki Samura and is the 100th feature from renowned director Takashi Miike (Audition, The Happiness of the Katakuris). With it’s  breathtaking and beautifully filmed action sequences it is set to become one of his most revered films.
“Machi, that’s a horse turd. Put…more

Hellraiser 30th Anniversary re-release *****

Cert 18 | 94 mins | 2017

5 star all time classic horror re-released on limited edition Blu-ray Steelbook.
Just to make us all feel really old, Hellraiser is currently being re-shown in UK cinemas to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its release.
It was first shown in 1987 and is written and directed by Clive Barker (Nightbreed, Candyman) and was his astonishingly self assured directorial debut.
“No tears please.…more

Maid Marian and her Merry Men Complete Series 1-4 Review ****-

Cert PG | 608 mins | 1989-1994

4 Star
Merry Men and a Happy Maid.
From the pen of Tony Robinson (Black Adder) and through the BBC, and director David Bell (Grange Hill) they bring us four seasons 1989-1994 of one of the most popular ‘children’s’ programs ever to air on TV.
This the tale of what really happened within the confines of Sherwood forest back in the mists of…more

Audition Review *****

Cert 18 | 115 mins | 1999

5 stars for this brilliantly horrifying Japanese thriller.
First released in 1999, this iconic J-horror classic is based on the novel by Ryu Marakami (Tokyo Decadence) and adapted for the screen by Daisuke Tengan (The Eel, 13 Assassins).
It was directed by Takashi Miike (The Happiness of the Katakuris, Ichi the Killer) and is regarded as something of a turning point in…more

My Darling Clementine Review *****

Cert PG | 97 mins | 1946

5 Star Classic Top Shelf Western.
This Limited Edition sees John Ford‘s (Stagecoach, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Grapes of Wrath) 1946 version of the telling of the fight at the OK Corral. With two versions of the film, the one we all know and love and a longer ruff cut copy that was shown to preview audience. Now…more

Blood and Black Lace Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 18 | 89 mins | 1964

4 stars for this beautifully converted Italian whodunit.
Blood and Black Lace was first released in 1964 and was directed by Mario Bava (Black Sunday, A Bay Of Blood). It was the spearhead of the Giallo genre (Italian murder/mystery/horror films) and became the prototype for what we now know as “slasher flicks”.
Blood and Black Lace has been lovingly converted from the…more

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