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Tetsuo: The Bullet Man -- When his son is run down by a motorist, a father's rage transforms him into a strange, metallic monster.
Tetsuo: The Bullet Man -- In this cult sci-fi fantasy, a quiet father transforms into a hulking metal killing machine to get revenge for the murder of his son.

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Director:
Writers:
Shin'ya Tsukamoto (screenplay) &
Hisakatsu Kuroki (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2010 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Frantic New Trailer for Director Shinya Tsukamoto’s Kotoko
 (From Beyond Hollywood. 18 January 2012, 7:09 AM, PST)

Exclusive! Third Window Films Takes Tsukamoto's Kotoko In The UK
 (From Twitch. 21 December 2011, 1:00 AM, PST)

Vital (Personal Favorites) Review
 (From Twitch. 13 October 2011, 5:28 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Eric Bossick ... Anthony
Akiko Monô ... Yuriko
Yûko Nakamura ... Mitsue
Stephen Sarrazin ... Ride
Tiger Charlie Gerhardt ... Tom
Prakhar Jain ... Elliott

Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... The Guy
Michael Duncan ... Soldier 1

Mike Duncan ... Soldier 1 (as Michael Duncan)
Alan Koji ... Soldier 2
Sou Fujita ... Soldier 3
Markus Wambsganss ... Soldier 4
Hajime Izuki ... Soldier 5
Dwayne Lawler ... Commander
Aldo La Riviere ... Anthony - baby
Yutaka Mishima ... Delivery Man 1
Getto ... Delivery Man 2
Masaki Kurusu ... Delivery Man 3
Shin'ichi Kawahara ... Delivery Man 4
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomorowo Taguchi ... Teeth Brushing Man
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Directed by
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Writing credits
Shin'ya Tsukamoto (screenplay) &
Hisakatsu Kuroki (screenplay)

Produced by
Shin'ichi Kawahara .... producer
Masayuki Tanishima .... producer
Shin'ya Tsukamoto .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chu Ishikawa 
 
Cinematography by
Satoshi Hayashi 
Takayuki Shida 
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Film Editing by
Yuji Ambe 
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Production Design by
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Costume Design by
Mari Sakurai (costumes)
 
Sound Department
Hirokazu Kato .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shin'ya Tsukamoto .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Paulette Waltz .... dialogue coach
 
Thanks
Raymond Doan .... special thanks
 

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71 min
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The only "Tetsuo" film in which male genitalia isn't shown.See more »
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The Theme for Tetsuo the Bullet ManSee more »

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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Still as weird as ever., 12 February 2011
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

Man, I don't ever try to understand these 'Tetsuo' movies anymore and simply go along for the ride. And this surely is one intense and very visually orientated ride, that I overall really enjoyed.

Once more, the budget has significantly gone up, when you compare it to the previous 2 movies and of course the original first student film that got made by Shinya Tsukamoto, before he created his first full length movie of the series. And yes, I can definitely say that this is the best looking movie out of the series. It's still very dark but it's more stylized all. It's a movie with a great style and atmosphere over it.

Yes, it's also definitely a weird movie, in which lots is happening and stuff is being left mostly to the imagination, or rather said; an actual story is hard to find. Though I must admit that out of all the movies out of the series, this one is probably making the most sense with its story but that's not saying much really. But then again, people won't watch this movie expecting a clever or provoking story. They'll expect a visual and intense experience most likely, just like I did. When you do, "Tetsuo: The Bullet Man" is a movie that won't disappoint you.

And how awesome is it that the main character of this movie is the bullet man, who shoots dozens of bullets from his body, ever time he goes into Hulk-mode. It's truly something awesome, that got done quite well visually, with some nice effects and make-up.

You can also really definitely say that Shinya Tsukamoto keeps on improving as a director, though it might be argued that this is also thanks to the higher budgets he's receiving to work with.

7/10

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