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Black Test Car + The Black Report (Double Feature)

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Starring: Jirô Tamiya, Junko Kanô, Ken Utsui, Hideo Takamatsu
Director: Yasuzo Masumura
Plot Synopsis:

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.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: August 25th, 2020
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1963
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow Video
  • Technical Specs
    Length:189 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio on both films
    Optional newly translated English subtitles on both films
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Audio Formats:Japanese: PCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:
    • 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