Tag Archives: Jirô Tamiya

Yasuzo Masumura – Kuro no chôtokkyu (1964)

Basically the plot revolves around an endebted entreprenor who sell his fields to a business-man who plan to build an car-factory. Instead of this factory, the fields will prove to be used for the Shinkansen line. Then, the endebted entreprenor will seek back the business-man for get much more money he deserved in this real trade.

Another not-so subtle critic of capitalism, but some good dark thriller moments and a great&painful strangulation sequence! Read More »

Yasuzô Masumura – Kuro no tesuto kaa AKA Black Test Car (1962)

Two car manufacturers spy on each other to try to find out details and prices of a new sports car each is about to launch.

Yasuzo Masumura’s 1962 spy thriller Black Test Car pits rival agencies against each other in an escalating game of theft, deceit, and sabotage. And no, the title isn’t a mistranslation. The movie opens with the Tiger corporation suffering through a disastrous test run for its latest sports-car model, the Pioneer. Read More »

Satsuo Yamamoto – Shiroi Kyotô AKA The Great White Tower (1966) (HD)

Director Satsuo Yamamoto wields his sarcastic scalpel in this message movie that takes jabs at the practices of the medical profession. Zaizen Goro may only be an assistant professor but he has already made a name for himself. His superior, however, does not approve of his attitude towards their profession, and is at odds over who to nominate as his successor. The selection of the new professor reveals a rich and complex political world inside Naniwa University. Read More »