Black Test Car / The Black Report (Arrow US) (Blu-Ray)

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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.

 

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“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 (FIRST PRESSING IS ONLY GUARANTEED DURING PREORDERS): Illustrated collector’s booklet with new writing on the films by Mark Downing Roberts”

 

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Weight 8 oz