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Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)

Tetsuo II: The Body Hammer first published by EyeforFilm Less a sequel than an alternative reimagining of Tsukamoto Shinya‘s punkishly provocative Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) – which, after all, ended with the imminent destruction of Tokyo – Tetsuo II: Body Hammer gives a completely different interrelationship and back story to its chief antagonists (still played by Taguchi Tomorowo and Tsukamoto),…

Tetsuo

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man first published by EyeforFilm If punk was the stripped-down, DIY expression of countercultural attitudes, and if cyberpunk explored the relation between individual and technology in a dystopian future, then Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo falls somewhere between the two. For its down-and-dirty, fast-and-furious aesthetic – and Chu Ishikawa’s pounding score – are ripped as…