Road Rash Reviews

Kind Hearts and Coronets (Vintage Classics) 4k Review *****

Cert U | 106 mins | 1949

5 Star
Vengeance Eight-Fold
STUDIOCANAL brings us a true British classic with its new 4k release of the Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets. Directed by Robert Hamer (Dead of Night, It Always Rains on Sunday) and brought to life by the incomparable Alec Guinness (The Bridge on the River Kwai, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) playing the eight…more

PATHS OF GLORY (Masters of Cinema) Special Edition 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray Review

Cert PG | 88 mins | 1957

5 Star
A Mountain out of an Ant Hill
This highly controversial Anti-War film was co-written and directed by Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, The Killing), based on the novel of the same name by Humphrey Cobb (San Quentin). Kubrick made this film aged just twenty-eight, and he paints a vivid portrait of the futility of the slaughter…more

Devil Girl from Mars Blu-ray Review ***--

Cert PG | 77 mins | 1954

3 Star
Emancipated Mars Comes to Earth.
From the pens of John C. Mather and James Eastwood (Beyond Mombasa, The Scales of Justice), and the direction by David MacDonald (Law and Disorder, The Brothers) comes a British Sci-Fi cult classic in this black and white shocker. As it tries to break into the classics such as ‘The day the Earth Stood Still’,…more

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

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