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Dir. Shinya Tsukamoto
1992, Japan, 83 min
Japanese with English subtitles

This movie proves that “cyberpunk body horror” is the greatest genre on the planet. Picking up three years after the events in Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Tetsuo II finds Taniguchi Tomoo fully mutating into a grotesque machine-monster to seek revenge on the gang that kidnapped his son. Like Terminator 2, Tetsuo II is an expansive explosion of the themes, electricity, and artistry that came before, as filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto’s unhinged hot take on humankind’s battle with technology continues. Completely absent from theater screens for decades, this underground whirlwind from Japan has been newly restored.

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“Those who see it are not likely to forget it, and its images will linger as a warning of post-apocalyptic urban critical mass.” – Roger Ebert

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