Tetsuo The Body Hammer

Tetsuo The Body Hammer

Directed by Shin'ya Tsukamoto

This time the Iron Man transforms into cyberkinetic gun when a gang of vicious skinheads kidnap his son. When the skinheads capture him, they begin to experiment on him…speeding up the mutative process!

This time the Iron Man transforms into cyberkinetic gun when a gang of vicious skinheads kidnap his son.

Cast: Tomoro Taguchi, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Nobu Kanaoka

Member Reviews

Personally I dig how this builds on the first film, having a more cohesive plot helps and it helps shed light on the first film in interesting ways. What it lost in blind surrealism it makes up for with the story that is added here in my opinion.

Guitarist3000
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1 month ago

I prefer structured plots over movies that favour symbolism and surreal imagery, and while I did like that I could follow what was happening in this easier than The Iron Man, the more coherent flow of Body Hammer ironically made it feel sillier to me. Still a visually fantastic movie, well worth anyone's time if they liked the imagery of the first installment

KeddyFrueger
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1 month ago

Not as creative but more coherent than its predecessor

Zardodyssey
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2 months ago

"skinhead" must mean something different in Japan. This didn't really hold up to the first one. Something about Tetsuo iron man being in black and white really made it work and that is where I think the sequel lacks visually. Plot-wise I couldn't really tell what was going on; kind of like how I felt about Dead or Alive 2.

DrowningLessons
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3 months ago

I waited 15 years to see this! It had no US distribution until now. And it's just as good as I'd hoped!!! The first one was a huge inspiration for me and this one expands on it in many ways. Exceptional. Shinya Tsukamoto is as big as Miike for cinephiles. Thanks for bringing this one to me, Shudder.

MaskedCondom
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4 months ago