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Old 29th May 2020, 02:11 PM
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NEW UK/US/CA TITLE: Black Test Car / The Black Report (Blu-ray)

Release date: August 24th

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

"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 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
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet with new writing on the films by Mark Downing Roberts

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Old 29th May 2020, 02:14 PM
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NEW UK/US TITLE: The Comic (Limited Edition Blu-ray)

Release date: August 24th

A barmy, baffling and beguiling cinematic oddity shot on 35mm film in an alternate dimension

"Stand-up comedy can be a cut-throat business, but in Sam Coex’s world, it’s downright murder… From the annals of bizarre cinema comes perhaps the most bizarre one of them all – 1985’s The Comic!

In a dystopian police state reality of indeterminate time and place, orange bouffant-haired comedian Sam Coex is eager for his big break. Realising that desperate times call for even more desperate measures, he slits the throat of his rival Joey Myers, leaving the way clear for him to carve his own niche on the comedy circuit. But success can be a fickle and fleeting mistress, and Sam soon finds his career on a downward turn when he falls foul of the powers that be.

Filled with more dry ice and lighting gels than an ’80s stadium rock concert, The Comic is a barmy, baffling and beguiling cinematic oddity shot on 35mm film in an alternate dimension. If you ever wanted to know the answer to the eternal conundrum “How does Pinocchio make love?” then this is the one for you!"


Special features:
  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new introduction with actor Steve Munroe
  • Newly-filmed interview with actor Steve Munroe
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
  • EXCLUSIVE O-card with alternate design by The Twins of Evil FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring additional cast/crew interviews

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Old 29th May 2020, 02:42 PM
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It's baffling.
It's Arrow!
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Old 29th May 2020, 03:42 PM
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there's a lot of product but a strangely disappointing month:

Gamera release - already announced
Masamura release - i'd have rather had the DAIEI horror films
The Comic - very obscure. Might end up being the most interesting...
Pitch Black - been rumoured for awhile and i'll be sticking to BR
Flash Gordon - UK release already announced
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Old 29th May 2020, 04:11 PM
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NEW UK/US TITLE: The Comic (Limited Edition Blu-ray)

Release date: August 24th

A barmy, baffling and beguiling cinematic oddity shot on 35mm film in an alternate dimension

"Stand-up comedy can be a cut-throat business, but in Sam Coex’s world, it’s downright murder… From the annals of bizarre cinema comes perhaps the most bizarre one of them all – 1985’s The Comic!

In a dystopian police state reality of indeterminate time and place, orange bouffant-haired comedian Sam Coex is eager for his big break. Realising that desperate times call for even more desperate measures, he slits the throat of his rival Joey Myers, leaving the way clear for him to carve his own niche on the comedy circuit. But success can be a fickle and fleeting mistress, and Sam soon finds his career on a downward turn when he falls foul of the powers that be.

Filled with more dry ice and lighting gels than an ’80s stadium rock concert, The Comic is a barmy, baffling and beguiling cinematic oddity shot on 35mm film in an alternate dimension. If you ever wanted to know the answer to the eternal conundrum “How does Pinocchio make love?” then this is the one for you!"


Special features:
  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new introduction with actor Steve Munroe
  • Newly-filmed interview with actor Steve Munroe
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
  • EXCLUSIVE O-card with alternate design by The Twins of Evil FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring additional cast/crew interviews

Saw this at the Scala in the 90's at a film festival. Utter shite. The crowd booed and threw things at the screen. Save your money people.
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Old 29th May 2020, 04:39 PM
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Saw this at the Scala in the 90's at a film festival. Utter shite. The crowd booed and threw things at the screen. Save your money people.
Thanks for the warning!
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Old 29th May 2020, 04:53 PM
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Saw this at the Scala in the 90's at a film festival. Utter shite. The crowd booed and threw things at the screen. Save your money people.
3.3 on imdb and only 4 have reviewed it, one gave 10 rest gave 1.
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0088942/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
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Old 29th May 2020, 06:00 PM
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3.3 on imdb and only 4 have reviewed it, one gave 10 rest gave 1.
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0088942/reviews?ref_=tt_urv

sounds awful but i'm not convinced by popular opinion.

i remember when they released Satan's Blade and everybody said it was shite. i loved it!

...of course it probably says something about me...
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Old 29th May 2020, 06:22 PM
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Nothing for me there.
I’ll save my money for 88’s Italian Collection.
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Old 29th May 2020, 06:29 PM
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ARROW ACADEMY

3 for 2 sale at Zavvi

https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray-and-dv...dOs6lhuQlOwBoY

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