Road Rash Reviews

Twilight of the Warriors: Walled In Cinema Review ****-

Cert 15 | 126 mins | 2024

4 Star
A Generation of Hate.
Ultra-violent, Ultra-exhilarating, Twilight of the Warriors: Walled In is based around the Kowloon Walled City, a Chinese ex-military base that became a lawless city of illegals and drug lords. This hemmed in city brings all the claustrophobia of tens of thousands of people living cheek-by-jowl, with only a bare glimpse of sunlight. This is all brought…more

CHINA O’BRIEN I + II (Eureka Classics) 4K Ultra HD Special Edition Review ****-

Cert 18 | 178 mins | 1990

4 Star
It’s Clobbering Time With O’Brien.
From legendary action writer/ director Robert Clouse (Enter the Dragon, Game of Death, The Ultimate Warrior, Bruce Lee at Golden Harvest 4K UHD Limited Edition), he brings us Cynthia Rothrock (LADY REPORTER [Shi jie da shai] (aka The Blonde Fury / Righting Wrongs II / Above The Law II, YES, MADAM! aka. POLICE ASSASSINS (Eureka…more

Til Death Do Us Part Digital Review ***--

Cert 15 | 111 mins | 2023

 3 Star
Death to a Boogie Woogie Beat.
Director Timothy Woodward Jr. (Studio City (TV Series), Hickok) brings us a reworking of amazing Seven Samurai (1954) in this one versus the many. He does it with his tongue firmly wedged in his cheek as he adds a good amount of comedy, plenty of claret, and the great martial art skills of the…more

THE SWORDSMAN OF ALL SWORDSMEN (Yi dai jian wang) (Eureka Classics) Limited Edition Review *****

Cert 18 | 86-90 mins | 1968-79

5 Star
Revenge and Regret.
Director/writer and master of the wuxia film genre, Joseph Kuo (CINEMATIC VENGEANCE! 8 Kung Fu Classics, Ninja Death) brings one of the best in this Eureka limited edition Two disc release. Thanks to the work of the “Taiwan film classics digital restoration and value adding project”, commissioned by the Ministry of Culture. Also included in the Limited…more

BODYGUARD KIBA 1 + 2 (Eureka Classics) Special Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 175 mins | 1973

4 Star
The Man, The Stare, The Fist.
By 1973, director Ryûichi Takamori (Yakuza deka: Oretachi ni haka wa nai, Yakuza deka: Kyofu no doku gasu) was well established as a director in the action, crime genre, and also collaborating with Sonny Chiba (The Street Fighter Trilogy, YAKUZA WOLF 1 & 2, The Executioner Collection, THE BULLET TRAIN). Now comes these two…more

YAKUZA WOLF 1 & 2 (Eureka Classics) Special Edition Two-Disc Blu-ray Review *****

Cert 18 | 172 mins | 1972

5 Star
Binge Watch For a Sonny Day.
Nineteen-seventy-two was a busy year for the man who has already had a frantic career, in the martial arts scene. Now Sonny Chiba (The Street Fighter Trilogy, The Executioner Collection, THE BULLET TRAIN [SHINKANSEN DAIBAKUHA], The Fall of Ako Castle (AKA Swords of Vengeance)) takes a step into a modern Chow mein western and…more

SLAUGHTER IN SAN FRANCISCO (aka Yellow Faced Tiger) (Eureka Classics) Special Edition Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 18 | 106 mins | 1974 (1981 USA)

4 Star
Start of the Legend.
Eureka brings us a work by Martial Arts film royalty, writer/director (Wei Lo, The Big Boss, Fist of Fury), who pens this story of death and corruption in Frisco. Where the formidable skills of Don Wong (Duel with Death, Along Comes a Tiger), are pitted against the man that was destined to become a legend, with…more

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