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Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (2009)

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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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Anthony
Akiko Monô ...
Yuriko
Yûko Nakamura ...
Mitsue
Stephen Sarrazin ...
Ride
Tiger Charlie Gerhardt ...
Tom
Prakhar Jain ...
Elliott
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The Guy
Michael Duncan ...
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Alan Koji ...
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Sou Fujita ...
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Markus Wambsganss ...
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Hajime Izuki ...
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Dwayne Lawler ...
Commander
Aldo La Riviere ...
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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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The only "Tetsuo" film in which male genitalia isn't shown. See more »

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Follows Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992) See more »

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The Theme for Tetsuo the Bullet Man
Composed by Trent Reznor
Performed by Nine Inch Nails
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Who'd have thought?
12 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After two decades of moving further and further away cyberpunk and into a much more contemplative style, a return to his earlier themes and style – and in English! - struck me as a rather mercenary move by Tsukamoto when I first heard about it, and as the first film is so important to me (being what opened my eyes to cinema beyond Hollywood, and remaining in my all time top 20 to this day) I approached this with slight trepidation. Fortunately, this is very much a Tetsuo movie through and through, largely uncompromised by commercial thoughts, and as frenetic, fast paced and blistering as ever. The basic plot – a man mutates into metal after a traumatic incident – remains, but the movie still throws up fresh and unexpected ideas throughout. The decision to have it in English does lead to the occasional stilted feeling in the dialogue, but this is a minor point. Overall, while nowhere near the heights of the first film, it's comfortably about equal to Tetsuo II: Body Hammer, which is far more than I expected.


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