Road Rash Reviews

Early Universal Vol 1 (Masters of Cinema) Review ****-

Cert PG | 204 mins | 1926, 1927, 1929

4 Star
The Voice of Silence.
#250-252 in Eureka’s Masters of Cinema releases comes a true look back in time to the silent Silver-screen, with three very different films in this, the first volume of classic films from that golden era of the roaring 1920’s. The Boom before the Bust of the 1930’s.
Firstly we have a classic comedy from director William A.…more

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold [Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert PG | 114 mins | 1965

4 Star
Cat and Mouse Behind the Iron Curtain.
From the pen of spy thriller master John le Carré (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (TV Mini-Series), Smiley’s People (TV Mini-Series), The Constant Gardener) comes a classic spooks film, directed by Martin Ritt (Hud, The Brotherhood, Norma Rae). He takes us into the underbelly of what we never see, but read about in the…more

Karloff at Columbia (Limited Edition Set 3000 copies) Review *****

Cert TBC | 400 mins | 1935-42

5 Star
Bigotry Leads to Skulduggery.
From the master of horror that was Boris Karloff (The mummy, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Mask of Fu Manchu, Black Friday) comes a collection of his films from the 1930’s-40’s while he was contracted to Columbia. A lot has been written about this period in cinematic history and most say it was Universal that were…more


Cert 12 | 107 mins | 1917-18

4 Star
A Cowboy From the Silver Screen.
From the screen legend that was John Ford (The Grapes of Wrath, Two Rode Together, Rio Grande, My Darling Clementine, The Quiet Man, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance) comes two films from his early career, thanks to the NBC Universal Studio Post for recovering these two silent screen horse operas. Apart from them…more

This Gun For Hire (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert PG | 81 mins | 1942

4 Star
A Man With Nothing to Lose and a Dame.
Eureka Classics brings us a true film-noir with the stunning Veronica Lake and the hard-nosed Alan Ladd. Adapted from a Graham Greene novel (The Fugitive, Brighton Rock, Our Man in Havana) and directed by Frank Tuttle (Springtime for Henry, The Hour Before the Dawn)  , who brings us a propaganda film…more

Buster Keaton: 3 Films (Volume 3) Blu-ray Review *****

Cert U | 222 mins | 1923, 1925, 1927

5 Star
More Slips, More Stunts, More Keaton.
Once again we have to thank The Keaton Project 2015 by Cineteca di Bologna and Cohen Film Collection to restore all Buster Keaton films between 1920 – 1928 and also Eureka The Masters of Cinema for putting together this amazing comedy classic package. This volume sees our zero go too hero as a man…more

The Man Who Laughs (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray [2020] Review ****-

Cert PG | 110 mins | 1928

4 Star
The Afflicted, The Cursed and Love.
Dicrector Paul Leni (Sleeping Beauty, Waxworks, The Cat and the Canary) takes Victor Hugo‘s  (Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) 1869 novel of the same name and creates a film that is not a horror, but you can’t get closer to one than this macabre love story. The Man Who Laughs (1928 film) has…more

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