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

Buster Keaton : The Saphead (Masters of Cinema) Review ****-

Cert U | 61 mins | 1920

4 Star
Keaton Kickstarts the Guffawing 20s
The Saphead is based on two plays, The Henrietta, 1887 (Bronson Howard) and The New Henrietta, 1913 (Victor Mapes), and due to Douglas Fairbanks (The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro) Buster Keaton got his first starring role, under the direction of Herbert Blaché (The Million Dollar Robbery, The Star of…more

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

The Indian Tomb Review ****-

Cert PG | 243 mins | 1921

4 star remastered epic German silent film.
The Indian Tomb is a silent German adventure thriller written by Thea von Harbou and Fritz Lang (Metropolis, Dr. Mabuse: the Gambler) and directed by Joe May (Asphalt, The Invisible Man Returns).
Originally released in 1921, it is now available to own on Blu-ray in the UK for the first time in celebration of it’s…more

The Love of Jeanne Ney Review ****-

Cert PG | 106 mins | 1927

4 stars of high drama in post-World War 1 Europe.
Originally released in 1927, The Love of Jeanne Ney [Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney] is an epic of Weimar Cinema, based on the novel by Elja Ehrenburg and with a screenplay by Ladislaus Vajda. It is directed by the powerhouse of German cinema that is G.W. Pabst (Paracelsus, Don Quixote) and…more

A New World Order (aka A Living Dog) 2019 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 94 mins | 2019

4 Star
Silence is Golden, to Speak is to Err.
German writer/director Daniel Raboldt (Spam Attack: The Movie (Short), Furple Reign (Short)) brings us his first full length Sci-Fi feature, and what a feature. Crowd funded, he managed to raise €12,000, and he has put that money to great use.
A New World Order is by-in-far the best Sci-Fi film that has been…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

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