Tetsuo: The Iron Man
Starring: Tomoro Taguchi Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Tetsuo: The Iron Man
79 ratings
Movie on IMDb
Price: $17.96
List Price: $19.95
You Save: $1.99 (10% Off)
Currently Out of Stock: We'll get more as soon as possible
Notify Me When Available
Format:  DVD
sku:  32AV7
on most orders of $50+
Brand New

DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 7 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: Tartan Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - Japanese
    • Dolby Digital DTS 5.1 Surround Sound - Japanese

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , &
Directed by
Composition by
Cinematography by &

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 04/22/1992
"...Hyperkinetic....Driven by a perverse sense of humor..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/09/1992
"...Moving at a constantly furious pace, the film is grisly yet fascinating and even darkly humorous from the get-go..."
Total Film - 11/01/2012
4 stars out of 5 -- "TETSUO: THE IRON MAN has lost none of its satirical bite or shock value."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/2012
"Tsukamoto Shinya's cyberpunk feature debut remains one of the most pulverisingly effective sci-fi horror films of the past quarter of a century."

Description by OLDIES.com:

Somewhere between a modern-day nightmare and a techno-fetishist's ultimate fantasy is this extraordinary film from Shinya Tsukamoto (Vital, A Snake in June). A young man gradually mutates into a metal-being, taking you on a surreal journey into a dark and disturbing world where self-inflicted body transformations and post-human women form the fabric of a strange new reality. Likened to the work of David Lynch and David Cronenberg, Tetsuo: The Iron Man molds explosive violence, bizarre imagery and jet-black humor into a cinematic experience like you've never seen.

Product Description:

A visually arresting and highly disturbing urban flight of fancy from Japanese auteur Shinya Tsukamoto, who also starred, wrote, shot, and edited. A buttoned-up Japanese commuter accidentally rams his car into a cyberpunky "metal fetishist" (Tsukamoto) whose jollies include transplating metal parts into his body. After this encounter, the businessman begins inexplicably transforming into a metal man-machine, and soon finds himself merging identities (and bodies) with the similarly mechanized fetishist. Followed by a sequel, "Tetsuo II: Bodyhammer." Also features cult short "Drum Struck."


Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating:
Based on 79 ratings.
Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products

Movie Categories:

Product Info

  • UPC: 842498030165
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-11pm, Weekends: 10am-10pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)