Road Rash Reviews

Inferno of Torture Review ****-

Cert 18 | 95 mins | 1969

4 stars of truly horrifying Japanese torture fest.
Inferno of Torture is a Japanese exploitation horror from legendary director Teruo Ishii (An Outlaw, Yakuza Law). Originally released in 1969, is is presented here in High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) with the original uncompressed mono audio and English subtitles, courtesy of Arrow Video.
“You look surprised. I assume you must be a virgin. If…more

Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199: The Complete Series Review *****

Cert 15 | 660 mins | 2013

5 Star
The Fight for Survival.
Director Akihiro Enomoto (Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor) gets his first full series directorial debut with this slick human species survival race, a cool story that has good character building combined with great CGI animation space battle and thousands of participants to bring the full tension and enormity of the human plight.
By the 22nd century…more

The Specialists [Gli Specialisti] (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 104 mins | 1969

4 Star
A Town, Money, and a Vengeful Gunslinger.
From Eureka Classics comes a true Spaghetti Western from renowned writer/director Sergio Corbucci (Django, The Hellbenders, Shoot First… Ask Questions Later) who stamped his mark on this genre throughout the  1960’s and 70’s. Now for the first time it is available on crispy Blu-ray courtesy of Eureka Classics. See Special Features below. The…more

Throw down [Masters of Cinema] Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 95 mins | 2994

4 Star
Quirky Judo Drama.
From seasoned director/producer Johnnie To (Election, Election 2, Mad Detective, Exiled) comes his judo tribute to Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress) ‘The Greatest Film Maker’. With this tale of a washed up ex-judo champion and those who want to see what this memorable champ still has in the tank.
At AH, an after hours karaoke bar,…more

Monstrum Review ****-

105 mins | 2020

4 star bloody and fun South Korean period romp.
Monstrum is a South Korean period creature feature. Set during the Joseon Era, it is directed by Jong-ho Huh (Countdown). It was the Audience Award winner at the Sitges International Film Festival and is a Shudder original film.
“Disasters plague a nation that lacks leadership. Why do you think Monstrum appeared?”
It is introduced…more

Aftermath (short) Review ****-

19 mins | 2020

4 star enigmatic post-apocalyptic tale.
Aftermath is a short post-apocalyptic Hungarian thriller written and directed by the highly creative  József Gallai (Bodom, Moth) and Gergö Elekes (A Guidebook to Killing Your Ex). Once again, we are presented with an entirely new concept from these outstanding writers.
“I hoped it wouldn’t end like this…”
 

Our hero, 4re4_51 (Péter Inoka – The Poltergeist Diaries) is…more

Kwaidan (Masters of Cinema) Limited Edition Review *****

Cert 15 | 183 mins | 1964

5 Star
Epic Supernatural Tales.
Masaki Kobayashi (The Human Condition trilogy,  Samurai Rebellion) bases this quadrilogy on stories from Lafcadio Hearn‘s (Studies of Strange Things) collections of Japanese folk tales from the early 1900’s. Kwaidan is four separate stories that will put a shiver down your spine, as you see the Japanese take on ghost stories in their own inimitable style.

The creepiness…more

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