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Black Test Car / The Black Report

£17.99

Barcode: 5027035022192

  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Studio: Arrow Video
  • Certification: 15
  • Category: World Cinema
  • Released: 24th August 2020

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  • Description

    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.

    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
  • Product Details

    Directed by Yasuzo Masumura
    Additional info Language(s): Japanese, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Screen ratio 1:2.35, Mono
    No. of discs 1 disc(s)
    Duration 189 mins
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