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Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)

When metal-worshipping fanatics abduct his son, a father unleashes his dormant destructive power, as his naked rage transforms the once-feeble flesh into a grisly symbiosis of metal and tissue. Who dares to defy the ultimate body-hammer?


Shin'ya Tsukamoto
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Credited cast:
Tomorô Taguchi ... Taniguchi Tomoo
Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... Yatsu (The Guy)
Nobu Kanaoka ... Kana
Sujin Kim Sujin Kim ... Taniguchi's Father
Hideaki Tezuka Hideaki Tezuka ... Big Skinhead
Tomoo Asada Tomoo Asada ... Young Skinhead
Iwata Iwata ... Taniguchi's Mother
Keinosuke Tomioka Keinosuke Tomioka ... Minori
Torauemon Utazawa Torauemon Utazawa ... Mad Scientist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Min Tanaka


Three years after the Metal Fetishist's nightmarish transformation in Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989), the ordinary salaryman, Taniguchi Tomoo, sees his world crumble when fanatic metal-worshipping skinheads abduct his only son. Forced to unleash his dormant destructive power, Tomoo will finally embrace the cathartic effect of the ultimate metamorphosis, as his naked rage transforms the once-feeble flesh into a grisly symbiosis of hard metal and soft tissue. Who dares to stand in the way of the ultimate body-hammer? Written by Nick Riganas

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Tokyo Is Seized With Rage. See more »


Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bizarre violent images throughout | See all certifications »

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Crazy as you could expect, but less than the predecessor.
14 January 2020 | by piratex2020See all my reviews

I just have finished watching the movie. It is visceral and crazy as I expected but is not like the first one. Tetsuo: The Iron Man was an experimental movie. This one is less experimental with a more traditional storytelling. It is visible the movement to give a clear plot, which seems not reasonable because this style of movie is just for cult followers, anime fans or people interested in Japanese underground cinema. The same ones who would watch it with or without a clear plot.

Summarizing: The first movie was shocking and disturbing. This one is just eccentric when compared with its predecessor. Not recommended for normal audiences, maybe for anime fans. Think this movie as an anime. It is easier to enjoy it.

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Release Date:

15 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tetsuo - Vasember 2. See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,550, 22 June 1997

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1.37 : 1
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