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Tetsuo/Tetsuo II: Body Hammer

4

The horror flick as audio-visual overload gets a Japanese twist from director Shinya Tsukamoto. Tetsuo (1988) is the graphic, disturbing tale of a man (Tomoro Taguchi) who mutates into a machine. Filmed on a tiny budget in black and white, and making frantic use of blistering edits and bizarre close-ups, it recalls David Lynch's Eraserhead or early David Cronenberg. Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992) widens the canvas with a kidnapping plot, introduces colour and adds backstory to make the main character (Taguchi again) more sympathetic.

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: July 1st 2002

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