Road Rash Reviews

Outside the Law (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray review ****-

Cert 12 | 76 mins | 1920

4 Star
Capers and Confucius.
From writer/director Tod Browning (Dracula, Silk Stocking Sal, Mark of the Vampire) comes one of the films especially written for lead actress Priscilla Dean (The Wicked Darling, The Exquisite Thief) as the Universal Studios wanted to do a series of movies that showed strong female leads that were tough enough to take on the tough guys. And…more

THREE MONSTER TALES OF SCI-FI TERROR (Eureka Classics) Two-Disc Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert PG | 214 mins | 1941, 1957, 1958

4 Star
Thrills, Chills and Sci-Fi
From the time when mad-scientists ran amok in the cinema world, when all was black and white terror. Now Eureka Classics brings us three of these classic tales of terror as scientists take their experimentation to its deadly conclusions. Throw in an ancient visitor from outer space, and you are set for a thrilling time. From…more

Fireball XL5 Complete Series Remastered in HD Review ****-

Cert U | 1,170 mins | 1962-63

4 Star
Time to Save the Universe.
After the success of the thirty-nine episodes of  Supercar, producers Gerry and Sylvia Anderson (Stingray (TV Series), Thunderbirds (TV Series), Joe 90 (TV Series)) created the children’s series Fireball XL5, to take children into the new frontier of space. Where the World Space Patrol are tasked with keeping Earth and Interstellar space safe from all…more

Champion (1949 Blu-ray) Master of Cinema Limited Edition Review ****-

Cert PG | 99 mins | 1949

4 Star
No Punches Pulled.
Mark Robson (Von Ryan’s Express, Valley of the Dolls) takes the hard hitting story from seasoned short story writer Ring Lardner (Letters from Bugs to Gus, No. 6, Ring Lardner’s My Roomy), and sets one of the greatest actors of his time in Kirk Douglas (Lust for Life, Spartacus, The Vikings) who delivers a performance fit for…more

EARLY UNIVERSAL VOL. 2 (Masters of Cinema) Review *****

Cert PG | 247 mins | 1916, 25, 26

5 Star
Fantasy, Drama and Comedy from the Silent Silver Screen.
From the time when cinemas would be packed for the feature of the day, the 1920s, a time before the speaking films. The orchestra would convey the mood of the film as the intertitles show the dialogue. These films have been deemed as significant and have been restored for posterity, this…more

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

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