Tetsuo: The Iron Man
The very first Midnight Movie to ever play the Florida Film Festival (June 1992)!
Virtually absent from theater screens since the 1990s, this underground classic from Japan is now available in a brand new restoration! TETSUO: THE IRON MAN is filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto’s unhinged hot take on humankind’s ongoing battle with technology; literally, as a man mutates into a walking, clanking man-machine that terrorizes himself and everyone around him. Warping elements of early Cronenberg, Lynch, and Raimi into a deliriously-paced cyberpunk cocktail, TETSUO is a body horror manifesto that’s fueled by techno-erotic adrenaline and wrought iron perversion. Unmissable.
Japan, 1989, 67 minutes, Not Rated, In Japanese with English subtitles, Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto
“A cyberpunk ERASERHEAD.”—Michael Weldon, THE PSYCHOTRONIC VIDEO GUIDE