Road Rash Reviews

Mothra Masters of Cinema) LIMITED EDITION Blu-ray Review *****

Cert PG | 101 mins | 1961

5 Star
Mothra!!!
Number #240 in the Masters of Cinema range comes a Kaiju Classic Mothra. From the inventive mind of writer Shinichi Sekizawa (Mothra vs. Godzilla , Invasion of Astro-Monster) and brought into life by director Ishirô Honda (Ishiro Honda Double Feature, Godzilla, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster) and special-effects guru Eiji Tsuburaya (Godzilla, Rodan, The Lost World of Sinbad). Kaiju fans…more

Ishiro Honda Double Feature: (Masters of Cinema) Review ****-

Cert 12 | 347 mins | 1958-59

4 Star
It’s Them or Us
(Let’s make sure it is, Us!)
Hoorah. What a Sci-Fi treat, from the writer /director Ishirô Honda (Rodan, A Rainbow Plays in My Heart: Part 1, Mothra, Destroy All Monsters, Return of Ultraman (TV Series)) the legend that brought the world Godzilla (1954-2014) and other famous Kaiju. Masters of Cinema bring us two very influential Sci-Fi and…more

The Bride With White Hair Review ****-

Cert 18 | 89 mins | 1993

4 Star
Destiny, Honour and Love.
From writer/director Ronny Yu (The Occupant, Bride of Chucky, The 51st State, Freddy vs. Jason) comes this wuxia fantasy tale from the 17th century. Loosely based on the main character from Liang Yusheng‘s novel Baifa Monü Zhuan, we follow his young life and into adulthood and all the trappings that brings.
There is a long…more

Warning From Space Review ****-

Cert PG | 87 mins | 1956

4 Star
UFO’s, Aliens and Tokyo
What More Could You Want?
From a time before space rockets and when imagination was your only tool, sci-fi came to life, and Warning From Space employs this along with Japan’s unique trait of being the only people to know what it is like to go through a nuclear blast. Penned by Gentaro Nakajima and directed by…more

Weathering With You Review *****

Cert PG | 112 mins | 2019

5 Star
Superb
The man of many talents, writer, director, producer, animator, editor, cinematographer, voice actor, manga artist and former graphic designer, Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimetres Per Second, Journey to Agartha, The Garden of Words, Your Name) sets the bar at its highest point with Weathering With You. The writing, the animation and the balance of this film puts all the others under…more

Made in Hong Kong (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 109 mins | 1997

4 Star
Crimes, Loves and Orgasms
(or the tale of two letters)
Made in Hong Kong, written/directed by Fruit Chan (Hollywood Hong-Kong, Kill Time) is a niche film that has been saved by the Far East Film Festival on its twentieth anniversary and now Masters of Cinema bring us the Blu-ray restored urban masterpiece. Filmed at the time of the UK’s handover of…more

Gamera: The Complete Collection Limited Edition [Blu-ray] Review *****

Cert 15 | 1174 mins | 1965 - 2006

5 Star
The Kaiju of all Box Sets.
Arrow Video have outdone themselves with this monster box set. Who would have thought back in November 1965 when director Noriaki Yuasa (Attack of the Monsters, Ultraman 80 (TV Series), Kosupure senshi Cutie Knight) and produced and distributed by the groundbreaking Daiei Film (Rashomon, Gate of Hell, Ugetsu) released Gamera, the Giant Monster that…more

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