Road Rash Reviews

The Wandering Earth II [UHD and Blu-ray Steelbook] Review ****-

Cert 12 | 173 mins | 2023

4 star epic sci-fi extravaganza.
The Wandering Earth II is a 2023 Chinese science-fiction blockbuster. Rather confusingly given the title, it is the prequel to the highly successful 2019 film, The Wandering Earth, which is based on the novella of the same name by Liu Cixin (The Three-Body Problem).
The screenplay is written by Gong Ge’er and Frant Gwo (Homecoming, The Sacrifice),…more

Silent Running UHD Review ****-

Cert U | 90 mins | 1972

4 Star
An Eco-Warrior in Space.
Douglas Trumbull (Brainstorm) cut his Sci-Fi teeth creating effects on 2001: A Space Odyssey, he used what he learned to make his directorial début with this eco-based Sci-Fi classic, an oddball film then /and now but still a great watch especially with all the Special Features (See Below). Just wondering if SpaceX has anything planned.
On Earth,…more

Red Sonja 4K Review ****-

Cert 15 | 89 mins | 1985

4 Star
Sword, Sorcery, and Evil Doings.
From the director that brought us favourite films from the early 1950s right through to the late 1980s, Richard Fleischer (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Vikings, Fantastic Voyage, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Soylent Green, The Prince and the Pauper, Amityville 3-D) with a career that spans so many genres, and following up from directing Conan the…more

Tremors Zavvi Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Steelbook (Includes Blu-ray) Review ****-

Cert 15 | 96 mins | 1990

4 Star
The Cult Film of Cult Films
Writers S.S. Wilson (Short Circuit, Tremors (TV Series)), Brent Maddock (*batteries not included, Wild Wild West) and Ron Underwood (Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Tremors: Shrieker Island) came up with the homage of homages in this love letter to the B-movies of the 1950s, and they spawned a franchise that is still going today. Also directing…more

Dune (1984) (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] Review

4 Star
Class Sci-Fi Extravaganza.
The classic-of-all-classic-Sci-Fi’s hits the shelves in this Limited Edition 4K UHD Arrow release. The David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks (TV Series), Mulholland Drive) 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert‘s (Dune Messiah, Children of Dune) Sci-Fi masterpiece that has been a hit with fans since 1984, once you are hooked, you can never be…more

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

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