Tetsuo: The Iron Man

Starring: Tomoro Taguchi Director: Shinya Tsukamoto
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
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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

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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."

Plot Keywords:

Big City | Cult Film | Disturbing | Fantasy | Futuristic | Recommended | Surreal

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  • Sales Rank: 117,899
  • UPC: 842498030165
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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