Desu pawuda (Death Powder) Reviews
the film itself was put together in a way i have never seen before. it was very non-linear and experimented a lot with different modes of storytelling. some of the visuals displayed reminded me of Cronenberg's films and were intensely gritty.
overall i totally dug it and look forward to re-watching it. if you liked Tetsuo the Ironman then definitely check out Death Powder.
A woman is being chased down an alley, but we never see her again once the scene ends. A guy and a girl seem to be building an android, when the guy they left to look after it apparently turns on them--only to be back on their side by the movie's end. The guy loses a hand, and starts turning into the Toxic Avenger. There are random mutants who think that "the dust has opened their minds," and that they've "transcended the flesh." There's what appears to be a commercial for androids, with music that sounds like what I'd imagine to be the Japanese AC/DC. And a van of delivery people gets eaten by a huge, rubbery, amorphous blob of flesh. None of this is as cool as it sounds.
The entire thing is an incomprehensible, half-baked catastrophe, laden with more horrid '80s video effects than you can shake a stick at. I'm only rating it as highly as I am, because I want to give SOME benefit of the doubt that a full translation might make it marginally better.