Black Test Car + The Black Report

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Kadokawa Herald Pictures
Directed by: Yasuzo Masumura

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.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: Japanese 1.0 PCM Mono
Subtitles: English
Region: A/B
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50

Details by Film


  • Newly recorded critical appreciation by Jonathan Rosenbaum
  • Theatrical trailer for Black Test Car
  • Theatrical trailer for The Black Report
  • Image gallery for both films
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet with new writing on the films by Mark Downing Roberts

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