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A deeply bizarre Japanese cult horror that seems way ahead of its time - the unsettlingly fast editing, excellent B&W cinematography and stop motion trickery all add to the strangeness of a man gradually turning into a machine. Close attention is required to follow what there is of a plot as it unfolds gradually while bombarding the viewer with extraordinary imagery that can only be likened to an art house mash-up of early David Lynch, J-Horror, Sam Raimi and Otomo's Akira. Absolutely unique and extremely well done.
Somewhere Cronenberg is very pleased. Tsukamoto is severely deranged.
A real mindscrew. I felt that it was way ahead of its time.
Drill boner was funny as Hell!
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This movie ranks #51 in Total Sci-Fi's The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies
This movie ranks #77 in BFI's 100 Science Fiction Films
This movie ranks #91 in 366 Weird Movies
This movie ranks #99 in Kinema Junpo's Top 200 Japanese Films
This movie ranks #189 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
This movie ranks #345 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
This movie ranks #422 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #887 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die