Win Toei’s BLACK TEST CAR/THE BLACK REPORT Blu-ray From Arrow Video US and MVD Entertainment!
Source: Arrow Video US, MVD Entertainment Group
Special Thanks to Clint Weiler
Arrow Video US and MVD Entertainment are offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win the new Blu-ray of Toei’s BLACK TEST CAR/THE BLACK REPORT from maverick director Yasuzo Masumura (BLIND BEAST).
BLACK TEST CAR (黒の試走車, Kuro no Shisō-sha, 1962) is a bitingly satirical espionage thriller set in the heart of the Japanese auto industry, 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 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 (黒の報告書, Kuro no Hōkoku-sho, 1963).
The BLACK TEST CAR/THE BLACK REPORT Blu-ray will be released September 1 by Arrow Video US. The movies feature a High Definition (1080p) presentation with the original Japanese soundtracks and optional English subtitles. Extras include a newly recorded critical appreciation by Jonathan Rosenbaum, trailers, image galleries, and a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Tony Stella. This first pressing also comes with an illustrated featuring new writing on the films by Mark Downing Roberts. The suggested retail price is $39.95.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION
A. There are four (4) prizes, each consisting of one (1) BLACK TEST CAR/THE BLACK REPORT Blu-ray.
B. The prizes will be shipped to the contest winners so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to participants in the United States and Canada.
C. In the event that a winner chooses not to (or cannot) accept a prize, he or she forfeits all claim to that prize.
D. One entry per person. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution of prizes allowed.
Duration of contests:
A. The “BLACK TEST CAR/THE BLACK REPORT Blu-ray” contest runs from August 25 until 11:59pm on September 8, 2020.
How to enter:
A. Submit your name, email address, and mailing address for the random drawing.
B. Be sure to write “BLACK TEST CAR/THE BLACK REPORT Blu-ray” in the subject header of your email entry. SciFi Japan often runs multiple contests at the same time, so any entries without “BLACK TEST CAR/THE BLACK REPORT Blu-ray” in the subject header will be discarded.
Determination of winners:
A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information will be entered in the final drawing. The first four randomly drawn eligible entries will be judged the winners for this contest.
B. SciFi Japan is not responsible for typographical, electronic or other errors in Internet operation affecting the offering, outcome, administration of the contest or the announcement of prizes. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
C. The decision of Arrow Video US and SciFi Japan is final. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the SciFi Japan judges, which are final and binding in all respects.
D. Following the drawing, winners will be notified via email.
“BLACK TEST CAR/THE BLACK REPORT Blu-ray” CONTEST
Email the following info to “BLACK TEST CAR/THE BLACK REPORT Blu-ray” at firstname.lastname@example.org and you’re in the contest. Good luck!
About Arrow Films
Arrow Films is a leading independent entertainment distribution company, established in 1991. Operating in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, United States of America and Canada, Arrow Films is dedicated to supporting upcoming and established filmmakers of dynamic new cinema and developing an enviable slate of quality films that enjoy a lasting legacy across its award-winning branded labels, channels, and platforms.
About MVD Entertainment Group
MVD Entertainment Group is a full service music and movie distribution firm, exclusively representing thousands of audio and visual products for DVD, Bluray, CD, vinyl, and digital rights, worldwide. MVD also exclusively distributes a growing line of merchandise including limited edition collectibles, tee shirts, and more.
“Serving Artists and Audiences” is MVD’s purpose statement; it represents a commitment to the interests of the musicians, filmmakers, record labels, producers, managers, and every link in the supply chain. The customers are the Audience, from wholesalers, sub-distributors, major retail chains, online retailers, specialists, and independent mom and pop stores, all the way to the consumer.
MVD Entertainment Group was founded in 1986 by Tom Seaman, an industry veteran with prior experience with The Record Hunter, Sam Goody, CBS Retail, and JEM Distribution. Tom, along with his family Elinor, Eve and Ed, initially focused on music videotapes.
At the turn of the century, with the advent of DVD, MVD built a large catalog of exclusively distributed audiovisual content on DVD’s, with special strength in music concert films, horror movies, documentaries, comedy, cult classics, and much more.