testuoUsing cut and paste stop motion techniques like those in Peter Gabriels famous music video ‘Sledgehammer’ to create a bizarre other-world that tears suddenly into this one like a knife though tinfoil, Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo is one of his first movies and definitely his best. The layering of an alien-to-western eyes 80’s Japan with the incredible DIY punk aluminum aesthetics filmed in gritty black and white creates an atmosphere that more than compliments the darkly humorous plot of a man driven to destruction and re-birth as a metal god. Unmissable.

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