|Out on:||Blu-Ray 24th Aug. 2020|
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
Director: Yasuzo Masumura
Cast: Jirô Tamiya, Junko Kanô, Ken Utsui, Hideo Takamatsu
Genre: Thriller / Crime / Drama
Duration: 95 mins / 94 mins
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Black & White
Cat No: FCD2050