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Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (2009)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 2010 (USA)
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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.


Shin'ya Tsukamoto


Shin'ya Tsukamoto (screenplay), Hisakatsu Kuroki (screenplay)
1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Bossick ... Anthony
Akiko Monô Akiko Monô ... Yuriko
Yûko Nakamura Yûko Nakamura ... Mitsue
Stephen Sarrazin Stephen Sarrazin ... Ride
Tiger Charlie Gerhardt Tiger Charlie Gerhardt ... Tom
Prakhar Jain Prakhar Jain ... Elliott
Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... The Guy
Michael Duncan Michael Duncan ... Soldier 1
Mike Duncan ... Soldier 1 (as Michael Duncan)
Alan Koji Alan Koji ... Soldier 2
Sou Fujita Sou Fujita ... Soldier 3
Markus Wambsganss Markus Wambsganss ... Soldier 4
Hajime Izuki Hajime Izuki ... Soldier 5
Dwayne Lawler Dwayne Lawler ... Commander
Aldo La Riviere Aldo La Riviere ... Anthony - baby


Two long decades after the archetype flesh/metal mutation in Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989), and seventeen years after Taniguchi Tomoo's equally majestic transformation in Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992), another fine specimen--the American-Japanese white collar worker, Anthony--embraces the catalytic power of pain and rage, when a mysterious driver runs over and kills his only son, Tom. Unable to come to terms with his loss, the pained father allows a magnificent bio-mechanic transmutation elevate his malleable flesh to a higher form of existence, as cold metal protrusions and sophisticated weaponry enhance his body. Now, Machine-Anthony is invulnerable. Who can confront the all-powerful Bullet Man? Written by Nick Riganas

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi


Not Rated

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The only "Tetsuo" film to feature Americans in the cast. See more »


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


The Theme for Tetsuo the Bullet Man
Composed by Trent Reznor
Performed by Nine Inch Nails
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
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not as good as the first
13 September 2009 | by bragazSee all my reviews

If you know Tsukamoto's other films and you have already seen Tetsuo 1, at the vision of this one you will be unsatisfied. You will not recognize the original Tsukamoto storytelling, where you must evince everything about the story only by images, and not from an actor that speak and explain what happened since that scene of the movie. The good thing you can find in the first one or in the other movies by this author are that you must concentrate on the movie, on the images to be able to understand, and the images make you stay on your sit with your eyes open and your mind full operative. But this chapter of the Tetsuo saga is not that kind of film. It's more similar to an American movie than a Tsukamoto movie. I don't understand if it's Tsukamoto changing or it's only because this was an American co-production.

Maybe someone who don't know Tsukamoto will appreciate it for it's fine director's style or for the incomparable music, but it's better if you make a comparison with the first one, that will remain an absolute masterpiece, 20 years before, a lot of money less.

Still,this is a remake, with a lot of changes in the story, but not in the message the author wants to tell us!

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