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TETSUO: THE IRON MAN (1990) ***

This black and white Japanese cult hit has been described as David Lynch meet David Cronenberg, but it has a demented genius all it’s own. Salaryman (Tomoroh Taguchi) cuts himself shaving and slowly turns into a half man/half machine monstrosity (with rocket pack shoes). He fights a machine woman on a subway and battles Fetishist, another half human that uses magnetic fields. In the film’s most shocking scene, Salaryman grows a giant drill out of his penis and tries to rape his girlfriend! “Have a taste of my sewage pipe!” While it doesn’t always work (like the ending), Tetsuo is visually amazing, surprising and gross. Followed the next year by Tetsuo 2: Body Hammer.
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