Somewhere between nightmare and a techno-fetishist's ultimate fantasy, this extraordinary film from Shinya Tsukamoto caused a sensation when it was first released, and spawned a companion piece, Tetsuo II: The Body Hammer. Concerning itself with a young man's gradual mutation into a metal-being, the film takes a surreal journey into a dark and disturbing world where D.I.Y. body transformations and post-human women with deadly robot arms form the fabric of a strange new reality. Likened to the work of Lynch and Cronenberg, Tetsuo molds explosive violence, bizarre sexual imagery and jet-black humor into a cinematic experience like you've never seen before.
- Starring: Kei Fujiwara, Tomorô Taguchi , Nobu Kanaoka, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Naomasa Musaka
- Format: Black & White, Dolby, DVD, Fullscreen, NTSC
- Language: Japanese
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of Discs: 1
- Rating: Not Rated
- Label: Tartan Video
- Release Date: 07/19/2005
- Run Time: 67 minutes
- Catalogue #: 123
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