Tetsuo: The Ironman
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An hour-long feature from Japanese director Shinyu Tsukamoto, Tetsuo (also known as Tetsuo: The Iron Man) tells a horrific, cyberpunk-influenced science fiction tale about the intersection of man and post-industrial technology. The central character is a Japanese salary man, an average office worker who is transformed by a brief encounter with a metals fetishist, a man who has purposefully implanted pieces of scrap metal in his body. The salary man soon begins sprouting pieces of metal from various parts of his body, a change which is accompanied by increasingly nightmarish visions and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"combines early Lynch's monochrome industrial landscapes, Cronenberg's body horror, Ballard's obsession with crashes and wounds, and Svankmajer's frenetic stop-motion oddity (and staccato editing), but it nonetheless remains a singular monstrosity"
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"Exercício surrealista histérico e obviamente ludita que, apesar de substituir as idéias pelo corte rápido, cria uma atmosfera de pesadelo sufocante."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"One of the first movies to give me a sense that there were no boundaries."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, LYTRules.com
"Sustained with satirical expressionism for indelible clamminess"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Filled with wild stop motion effects and brilliant conceptual horrors, this is a horror film for the modern technological world."
‑ Sean Axmaker, St@tic Multimedia
"surreally disjointed"
‑ Keith Breese, Filmcritic.com
"Unquestionably it's a feat of imagination and technique, but an hour of it is more than enough."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"As a freak show..., Tetsuo certainly deserves its reputation. It contains memorable sequences of sickening imagination, and unique takes on tired sci-fi/ action ideas."
‑ Bill Gibron, DVDTalk.com
"Tetsuo and Fetishist's transformation into Iron Man becomes a response to the machinization of the individual in a systematically regimented Japan."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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