Category Archives: film/tv
What would a 1970s Korean taekwondo master, capable of beating up a whole gang of poorly synchronized bad guys using only his two feet and a groovy chicka-bow-wow soundtrack, drive? A Datsun 280ZX, of course. Watch the video on YouTube … Continue reading
Your eyes do not deceive you. This is a non-photoshopped image of Stewie Griffin changing the tire on a 1971-72 Toyota Celica.
We posted about 1979’s The Man Who Stole the Sun three years ago but the video has since been taken down. Besides, that one didn’t include the car chase in its entirety, so here’s a new one that does. In … Continue reading
The 1971 film 3000km Trap tells the story of a young man, played by Jiro Tamiya, whose wealthy businessman father has just lost a golfing bet with the president of a large Hokkaido department store. The wager? The “best sports car … Continue reading
Nothing goes together like a funk bass and car chases. Seibu Keisatsu has been known to pit its various Nissan products against Detroit iron before, often to disastrous effect. This time, the Nissan Cedric 330 puts up an admirable off-road fight … Continue reading
In this climatic scene from Mottomo Abunai Deka, the 1989 film based on the hit cop show Abunai Deka, a Nissan Civilian bus must ram through a roadblock of unlucky patrol cars. Watch what happens below and, as a bonus, … Continue reading
After nearly two years of Friday Videos, we may have exhausted every Japanese cop show car chase you YouTube. Luckily, there’s NicoNico Douga, Japan’s most popular video hosting site, ready to be mined! Here’s a clip from Daitokai (The Big … Continue reading
Alright, alright, we’ll post about it! We’ve been getting emails about Far East Movement‘s Z-heavy music videos almost as frequently as the songs are played in nightclubs. So apparently this LA-based band likes Datsun 240Zs and has populated at least … Continue reading
You are not experiencing a deja vu. This is the second consecutive week in which we’ve had a car chase involving a brown, late-model Datsun Z. This one hails from a completely different continent — ours, in fact. Robert “Mannix” … Continue reading
If anything, the Dutch rival the Japanese for television weirdness, so we’ll ignore the plot of this Bassie & Adriaan episode and cut straight to the chase. In it, a Datsun 260Z pursues a clown in a Matra Rancho. There are … Continue reading
Before the feds kick down our door, let’s clarify: a Nissan President. Although the hero Nissan Leopard F31 (aka Infiniti M30) never comes face to face with said President in this episode of Abunai Deka, it does chase down a … Continue reading
Yusaku Matsuda, to be precise. Although not a rotary-powered model, it still exhibits all the nimble handling the brand is known for. Video below the fold.
Finally, an inter-marque rivalry between the two titans of Japanese auto manufacturing! As with last week, we are unsure which movie this chase comes from, but who cares? We’ve got a daring escape by a bank robber in a jacked … Continue reading
We’re not sure what this movie is, but it features terrible tons of totalled Toyotas. Corona Mark IIs and Crowns with bad/no brakes get slaughtered in some of the most spectacular patrol car pileups since The Blues Brothers. It’s enough to … Continue reading
Finally, a video that can count a Toyota wagon among its participants! In this episode of Abunai Deka, Hiroshi Tachi (who played Tatsu in Seibu Keisatsu), pursues a Toyota Carina wagon through the streets of old Yokohama on a Suzuki bike … Continue reading
How do you stop a steamrollin’ Isuzu Elf with just a standard-issue unmarked Nissan Cedric? With aviator shades, driving and bullets!
In this short but action-packed chase from Seibu Keisatsu, a Bluebird 810 sedan goes head to head with a 330 Cedric. A flotilla of Nissan black-and-whites give chase, and a particularly brave yonmeri Skyline patrol car sets up a pick … Continue reading
Going solely by old Japanese cop shows, you’d think three out of every five cars was a Nissan Cedric. It’s the Chevy Caprice Classic of Nihon car chases! In this clip from Daitokai (The Big City), there are, surprisingly, no … Continue reading
A black police-spec Cedric 230 on steelies sure looks like a mean machine. Too bad it, along with several other rarities, bites the dust in yet another car chase in Seibu Keisatsu. Video below the fold.