Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
Frenetic, budgetless and dysfunctional, “Tetsuo” shatters the screen with shocking vibrato. Watch the metamorphosis of a salaryman, whose transformation into a deranged lo-tech metal-machine, seriously complicates his love life. Can he battle the undead Metal Fetishist—a demon whose death he has already caused? Violence and madness riddle this flick to an Industrial beat—from the phallic power drill death bit, to the tentacle-type “touching.” Thought “Pi” could have gone further? Wondering why you endured “Tokyo Gore Police?” Try Tetsuo! Featuring director/actor Shinya Tsukamoto, actor/camerawoman Kei Fujiwara and Chu Ishikawa’s bang-on soundtrack (1989).