Jonny T here with some news of an awesome upcoming release on DVD and Blu-Ray of the Shinya Tsukamoto classics Tetsuo-The Iron Man and Tetsuo 2-Body Hammer getting an awesome double bill release on October 8th from Third Window Films, This version looks to be in my opinion the best release of these films so far, not only are the also being released on Blu-Ray but come packed with a ton of extras, Films don't get much more of a mind fuck than these! Si i have stuck all the details below and watch this space for a review coming very soon,
TETSUO: THE IRON MAN
TETSUO II: BODY HAMMERA film by Shinya Tsukamoto (Kotoko, Snake of June, Vital)
Two of the most talked-about Japanese cult films of all time makes their way onto a double-disc blu-ray set for the first time in the world with a brand new high definition transfer supervised by Shinya Tsukamoto!
Out on DVD October 8th, 2012
To coincide with the DVD/Blu-ray release of Tsukamoto’s newest film ‘Kotoko’
DVD/BLU-RAY Special Features:
New High Definition Transfer supervised by Shinya Tsukamoto
Exclusive interview with Shinya Tsukamoto
'The Adventures of Electric Rod Boy' - Shinya Tsukamoto's early film
New UK Trailer
Japanese Theatrical Trailers for both Tetsuo I & II
TETSUO: THE IRON MAN
A strange man known only as the "metal fetishist", who seems to have an insane compulsion to stick scrap metal into his body, is hit and possibly killed by a Japanese "salaryman", out for a drive with his girlfriend. The salaryman then notices that he is being slowly overtaken by some kind of disease that is turning his body into scrap metal, and that his nemesis is not in fact dead but is somehow masterminding and guiding his rage and frustration-fueled transformation.
TETSUO II: BODY HAMMER
More of a companion piece to Tetsuo: The Iron Man than a sequel, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer sees Tsukamoto’s disturbing vision of a world populated by man-machines explode into a stunning colour interpretation.
“a delirious ride into surreal and subversive territory. Should not be missed by any sci-fi or horror fan”
- Clive Barker
“heart-stopping…cold brilliance. One of the most remarkable sci-fi films in a long time.”
- Geoff Andrew, Time Out
“combines early Lynch's monochrome industrial landscapes, Cronenberg's body horror, Ballard's obsession with crashes and wounds, and Svankmajer's frenetic stop-motion oddity (and staccato editing), but it nonetheless remains a singular monstrosity”
- Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
“As a freak show..., Tetsuo certainly deserves its reputation. It contains memorable sequences of sickening imagination, and unique takes on tired sci-fi/ action ideas.”