Black Test Car / The Black Reportf
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Black Test Car / The Black Reportf


$44.98 $40.48




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Studio: Arrow Films
Director: Yasuzo Masumura
Year: 1962
Format: Blu-ray
Genre: Noir. Thriller
Cast: Hideo Takamatsu, Jirô Tamiya, Junko Kanô, Ken Utsui
Original Language: Japanese w/ English subtitles
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs:
Street Date: August 25 2020
Runtime (minutes): 95 / 94


Japanese maverick director Yasuzo Masumura (Blind Beast) helms a bitingly satirical espionage thriller set in the heart of the Japanese auto industry in his 1962 landmark Black Test Car, which launched a series of similarly themed “Black” films.

In a bitter, take-no-prisoners corporate war between the Tiger Motorcar Company and their competitors, the Yamato Company, undercover spies have infiltrated both sides. As Tiger prepares to launch its newest “Pioneer” car and a prototype bursts into flames, Toru (Hideo Takamatsu, The Last Emperor) heads a secretive task force to root out Yamato’s spy, and find out what they can about the competitor’s familiar-looking new model.

Making its worldwide Blu-ray debut, Black Test Car is paired here with the English-language video premiere of its follow-up The Black Report, also directed by Masumura.


– High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation of Black Test Car and The Black Report
– Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio on both films
– Optional newly translated English subtitles on both films
– Newly recorded critical appreciation by Jonathan Rosenbaum
– Theatrical trailers for both films
– Image galleries for both films
– Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet with new writing on the films by Mark Downing Roberts

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