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Black Test Car + The Black Report Blu-ray
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Black Test Car + The Black Report

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.

Production Year: 1962
Region Code: B
UK Rating: 15
Running Time: 95 mins / 94 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Audio: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Colour: B&W
TITLE NAME
Director Yasuzo Masumura
Cast Jirô Tamiya
Cast Junko Kanô
Cast Ken Utsui
Cast Hideo Takamatsu

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • 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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