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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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Heavy Metal See more (14 total) »

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

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)
 
Production Management
Kaori Saitô .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Hirokazu Kato .... sound
Masaya Kitada .... sound effects
 
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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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Heavy Metal, 27 August 2011
Author: Vincent Black from United States

On a positive note, this movie does not resort to using CGI or other crappy special effects. The costume did the job well enough for this movie.

Sound was one of my first issues with this film. The background "music" was mostly someone beating the hell out of a metal trash can or banging a pipe wrench against a jungle gym at the park. There was some metal rifts that were pretty loud. Then the dialog would come in and either I was suffering from deafness or the actors would whisper their lines.

I never have been a fan of shaky cam filming, but this goes way beyond shaky cam to earth quake cam. At no point can I remember any scene that didn't move and flash. If you are epileptic you may have a seizure prior to the credits. The noise, flashes, and bombarding images are just like some hardcore death metal videos.

It takes forever for the origins to be discovered and then the last 20 minutes of the film the "bad guy" -with poor motive- gives the Bullet Man just 60 seconds to kill him... some how 20 minutes = 60 seconds doesn't seem to fit.

Overall a poor movie, I have watched worse. Maybe it would be better as an anime or if I was a big fan of the creator of this film.

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Some of the shakiest, dankest, crappiest visuals I've ever seen elisickel
What was the film shot on and what lenses did he use? madangel90
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when is this coming out on dvd... in the usa Killingforcompany
On the bright side... rainmirror
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