Category Archives: film/tv

Friday Video: Toyota Celica in Family Guy/Incredible Hulk

Your eyes do not deceive you. This is a non-photoshopped image of Stewie Griffin changing the tire on a 1971-72 Toyota Celica.

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Friday Video: The Man Who Stole the Sun Mazda RX-7 SA22C vs RX-5 Cosmo

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

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Friday Video: Mitsubishi Galant GTO in 3000km Trap

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

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Friday Video: Nissan Cedric 330 vs Jeep

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

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Friday Video: Nissan Civilian Suicide Mission

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

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Friday Video: Isuzu Florian vs Nissan Laurel

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

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Friday Video: Far East Movement Loves Datsun 240Zs

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

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Friday Video: Datsun 280Z vs. Chevy Chevelle

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

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Friday Video: Datsun 260Z Drifts Through Zandvoort, Sorta

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

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Friday Video: How to Kill a President

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

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Friday Video: Nissan Cedric vs Matsuda

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.

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Friday Video: Toyota Corona vs Nissan Cedric

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

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Friday Video: Rare Toyota Destruction!

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

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Friday Video: Toyota Carina Wagon vs Suzuki Crotchrocket

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

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Friday Video: Nissan Cedric vs. Isuzu Elf

How do you stop a steamrollin’ Isuzu Elf with just a standard-issue unmarked Nissan Cedric? With aviator shades, driving and bullets!

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Friday Video: Datsun 810 Bluebird vs Nissan 330 Cedric

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

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Friday Video: Cedric 230 vs 330 in The Big City

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

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Friday Video: Massive Carnage in Seibu Keisatsu (Again)

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.

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Datsun 510 Spotted on Transformers 3 Set

There are many reasons why Michael Bay’s entire Transformers franchise should be buried under a volcano and ignored for a million years, but perhaps there is one glimmer of hope for JNCers looking for an excuse to watch this, uh, … Continue reading

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Friday Video: C210 Skyline Turbo vs. Bomb

We’ve seen what happens in West Tokyo when there’s a bomb on a bus, but pop quiz, hotshot: what do you do when there’s a ticker inside Seibu Keisatsu HQ itself? You throw that sucker into your C210 Skyline Turbo … Continue reading

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