Sequel to "Tetsuo" this time has the Iron Man transforming into cyberkinetic gun when a gang of vicious skinheads kidnap his son. When the skinheads capture him, they begin to experiment on... See full summary »
Losing his son Tom in a hit and run triggers violent emotions in Anthony, whose body begins to transform. When the driver who killed Tom reappears, Anthony mutates into a mass of metal - a human weapon fuelled by an uncontrollable rage.
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After a tragic car accident where his girlfriend Ryôko Ooyama (Nami Tsukamoto) died, Hiroshi Takagi (Tadanobu Asano) suffers amnesia with his memories completely blanked. When he sees a ... See full summary »
Pinocchio 964, lobotomised cyborg sex slave, is thrown out onto the street by his owners because of his inability to maintain an erection. He is befriended by a criminally insane, ... See full summary »
Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.
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The story of a single mother who suffers from double vision; caring for her baby is a nerve-wrecking task that eventually leads her to a nervous breakdown. She is suspected of being a child... See full summary »
A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth. Hiruko is a goblin sent to Earth on a reconnaissance ... See full summary »
Interesting predecessor to "Tetsuo", but not nearly as good
"Tetsuo" is a film I dislike upon initial viewing, but grew to enjoy upon repeated viewings. So I was interested when a copy of this, Shinya Tsukamoto's rough draft for "Tetsuo". It makes you realize a lot of the good attributes to the original, particularly the decision to film it in black and white. This short is in color and not nearly as intense (the industrial themes are practically gone). And while the original was homoerotic, this does away with metaphors and is obviously about homosexuality. Despite being a third the length of "Tetsuo", it actually feels longer. An interesting experiment, but one that would be improved upon greatly. Recommended for comparison. (4/10)
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