Liquid error: Could not find asset snippets/swift_core.liquid

Black Test Car/ The Black Report (blu ray) double-bill standard edition

Write a review
  • Sale
  • £16.99
  • Regular price £24.99
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.


A two-film blu ray set from Japanese maverick director Yasuzo Masumura (Blind Beast) who 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.

Director: Yauzo Masumura

Cast:  Jirô Tamiya, Junko Kanô, Ken Utsui, Hideo Takamatsu

Genre: Thriller

Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)

Country: Japan

Year: 1962

Runtime:  95 mins and 94 mins

Region: B

Special Features:

  • 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