Tetsuo: The Ironman (1989)
Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 13
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1989 Wide
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 9,944
An hour-long feature from Japanese director Shinyu Tsukamoto, Tetsuo (also known as Tetsuo: The Iron Man) tells a horrific, cyberpunk-influenced science fiction tale about the intersection of man and post-industrial technology. The central character is a Japanese salary man, an average office worker who is transformed by a brief encounter with a metals fetishist, a man who has purposefully implanted pieces of scrap metal in his body. The salary man soon begins sprouting pieces of metal from
Jan 1, 1989 Wide
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combines early Lynch's monochrome industrial landscapes, Cronenberg's body horror, Ballard's obsession with crashes and wounds, and Svankmajer's frenetic stop-motion oddity (and staccato editing), but it nonetheless remains a singular monstrosity
Unquestionably it's a feat of imagination and technique, but an hour of it is more than enough.
Exercício surrealista histérico e obviamente ludita que, apesar de substituir as idéias pelo corte rápido, cria uma atmosfera de pesadelo sufocante.
Filled with wild stop motion effects and brilliant conceptual horrors, this is a horror film for the modern technological world.
As a freak show..., Tetsuo certainly deserves its reputation. It contains memorable sequences of sickening imagination, and unique takes on tired sci-fi/ action ideas.
One of the first movies to give me a sense that there were no boundaries.
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