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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.

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Director:
Writers:
Shin'ya Tsukamoto (screenplay) &
Hisakatsu Kuroki (screenplay)
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2010 (USA) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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(41 articles)
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 (From Beyond Hollywood. 18 January 2012, 7:09 AM, PST)

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 (From Twitch. 21 December 2011, 1:00 AM, PST)

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 (From Twitch. 13 October 2011, 5:28 AM, PDT)

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More of the same, but it's still pretty damn awesome 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
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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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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
More of the same, but it's still pretty damn awesome, 3 April 2011
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

Shinya Tsukamoto's original Tetsuo: The Ironman is most certainly one of my formative cinematic experiences. I remember watching it for the first time one night with a friend in his parents' basement the summer after my freshman year at college. His dad had to get out of bed and yell at us to stop shouting. The film was just blowing us away, and we were very loud about how awesome and freaky it was. Tsukamoto had won a fan for life in me, and, indeed, I have very much liked every single piece of work he's produced that I've had the pleasure to see. The third Tetsuo movie is no exception. It's very much in the same style as the previous two films. Half-Japanese, half-white Eric Bossick plays the title character here. He's a mild-mannered office worker, until, that is, his eight-year old son is viciously run down by a car. When Bossick gets upset, he becomes a metallic, murderous monster. The story is pretty silly (Bossick has "android DNA" because his dad made it with a robot version of his mom), but it's all about the images, the violence, and the Lovecraftian horror. There is one major aspect that will detract from the film's value for some: it's in English. I'm guessing that Tsukamoto felt that this would give the film wider appeal, not only because it could be released in English speaking countries unsubtitled, but in other countries, too, where a good amount of people can understand English. That's a bad plan, though, as most fans of this type of stuff, especially in the United States, where the film still hasn't opened except for perhaps at some film festivals, much prefer the Japanese films they watch to be in Japanese. It's about authenticity. Or perhaps it's about the fact that most of the actors just aren't very good, which makes their dialogue come off rather poorly, or even laughably. And other actors, most notably Shinya Tsukamoto himself, who co-stars as the villain, has a sometimes incomprehensible accent. As for myself, it didn't bother me much at all. It comes off somewhat like the English dialogue in Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Django Western, kind of weird and almost hypnotic.

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