Road Rash Reviews

BUSTER KEATON: THREE AGES (Masters of Cinema) Special Edition Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert U | 70 mins | 1923

4 Star
The Age Old Problem, Love.
Three Ages may be one-hundred years old, but the subject is ageless, love and how to acquire it. Three Ages is a first for Keaton, as he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in it. As usual, Keaton provides us with comic genius, in his timing, his death defying stunts, and his slapstick acrobatics. Three Ages…more

REVENGE [ADAUCHI] (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 104 mins | 1964

4 Star
Intense 18th Century Samurai’s
Japanese director Tadashi Imai (Mahiru no ankoku, Jun’ai monogatari) once again concentrates on the hardships in life. This time it is not so much the poor, but the struggles between Samurai hierarchy, with the difference between a noble house and one which is not so privileged, but just as proud. That is always a problem.
Our monochrome…more

The Lighthouse (2019) 4K UHD Review ****-

Cert 15 | 109 mins | 2023

4 star intense and brooding drama.
The Lighthouse is a 2023 thriller written by Max Eggers and his brother Robert Eggers (The Witch, The Northman), who also directs. It is presented with effective and authentic monochrome photography throughout.
It is available to buy now on 4K UHD and Blu-ray courtesy of Arrow Video.
“Should pale death and treble dread, make the ocean caves…more

CREEPING HORROR (Eureka Classics) 2-Disc Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 12 | 263 mins | 1933, 1942, 1941, 1946

4 Star
Another Slice of Classic Horror
Eureka Classics once again take us back in time, when horror on the silver screen in cinemas sent shivers up and down the spines of audiences. Now on Blu-ray for you to experience in your own home, up close and personal. With one pre-enforced Hollywood production code (Hayes code) in Murders in the zoo and…more

THE CAT AND THE CANARY and THE GHOST BREAKERS (Eureka Classics) [Blu-ray] Review ****-

Cert PG | 280 mins | 1939-1940

4 Star
Don’t Give up on Hope
From Eureka comes two black and white comedy/horror films from the master of comedy Bob Hope (Road to Bali, Road to Rio, Road to Morocco) along with the starlet of the day, the mesmerizing Paulette Goddard (The Young in Heart, Hold Back the Dawn) in this first time Blu-ray UK release. Quick Quips and a…more

THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray Review *****

Cert 12 | 63 mins | 1932

5 Star
Feel the Fear of the Prey.
THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME comes from the short story of the same name by Richard Connell (Meet John Doe, Two Girls and a Sailor). This film differs from other films, as it was shot on the set of another film that was being made at the time, Merian C. Cooper‘s (The Four Feathers, The…more

MANIACAL MAYHEM (Three films starring Boris KARLOFF) (Eureka Classics) Review ****-

Cert PG | 230 mins | 1936, 1940, 1951

4 Star
Scientists, High-Born’s, and Murder.
Eureka Classics brings us another triple bill of Boris Karloff classic horror Sci-fi films where scientists go mad and revenge is always prevalent. From prolific directors Lambert Hillyer (The War Horse, Chain Lightning), Arthur Lubin (Phantom of the Opera, Yellowstone), and Joseph Pevney (Star Trek (TV Series), Torpedo Run).
Be prepared to be shocked and horrified in…more

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