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A.k.a.
Tetsuo, the Iron Man
Year
1989
Runtime
67 min.
Director
Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Genres
Sci-Fi, Horror
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
13,886
Checks
3,720
Favs
331
Dislikes
99
Favs/checks
8.9% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    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. 8 years 6 months ago
  2. the3rdman's avatar

    the3rdman

    Somewhere Cronenberg is very pleased. Tsukamoto is severely deranged. 9 years 7 months ago
  3. tipam's avatar

    tipam

    A film that redefines weird completely bizarre and insane even by the standards of much of Japanese cinema. Meaning that in the end I was left perhaps to bemused and confused to find it scary though.

    Strangely entertaining though.
    8 years 9 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #51 in Total Sci-Fi's The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies
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  2. This movie ranks #77 in BFI's 100 Science Fiction Films
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  3. This movie ranks #91 in 366 Weird Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #99 in Kinema Junpo's Top 200 Japanese Films
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  5. This movie ranks #190 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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  6. This movie ranks #349 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  7. This movie ranks #422 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  8. This movie ranks #883 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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