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Sunday, 23 February 2014

The 2nd Hall Of Fame Inductee Representing Films Beyond Definition: Tetsuo: The Iron Man



I bought an out of print Tartan Asia Extreme copy of this a couple of years back, having heard about it for a long time. Not only did it introduce me to the cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto, it still stands as one of the most extraordinary films I’ve ever seen. It’s a violent and erotic exploration into the changing relationship between humans and the environment that they live in, extraordinary shot in black-and-white and featuring some of the most frenetic editing this side of The Battleship Potemkin. Full of invention, courtesy of the virtuoso one-man band Tsukamoto (credited as writer, producer, director, actor, art director, co-cinematographer and editor), this is mesmerizing cinema as vital today in the twenty-five years since it’s release. 



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