TETSUO is a crazy film that I couldn't take my eyes off of. It is a burst of energy blending the same fever dreams that
populate the works of David Lynch and David Cronneberg. TETSUO is almost as extreme as the Nine Inch Nails video for Happiness
In Slavery. Due to the gore and strangness that habitat the film, TETSUO isn't for everyone. It will cause some to turn away
and wonder why the hell they are watching this in the first place. Others will stay glued as they wonder where the fever dream
will take them next. Director Shinya Tsukamoto is a unique director. No one is like him as he blends gore and metal mixed
with flesh. TETSUO follows the life of a man turning into a cyborg after he and his wife (or girlfriend) hit a guy with their
car. This guy likes to insert metal under his flesh. They take him out to the woods and leave him for dead. They make love
in front of the dying man. Nothing is clear as the man (left for dead) comes looking for the one who hit him. TETSUO is a
an assualt on the senses with a hyperkinetic flow. Definitely I want to see TETSUO 2: BODY HAMMER.
VIDEO: 1.33:1 (Full Frame)
TETSUO was shot using 16mm film and the OAR is preserved. The picture is clear and image detail is good. The black and
white movie shows off the various flaws and strengths of using 16mm. Not a bad transfer from watching TETSUO.
AUDIO: Japanese 5.1 Dolby Surround, Japanese 5.1 DTS, Japanese 2.0 Dual Mono sound
The thing that will stand out the most on the 5.1 tracks will be the techno industrial music. Whether you want Dolby Digital
or DTS, you have choices and even the original mono sound to chose from. TETSUO doesn't have much dialogue. The images will
keep you busy still.
SPECIAL FEATURES: The DVD has clips from other films by the director of TETSUO: TETSUO II, TOKYO FIST, A SNAKE IN JUNE,
FINAL ANALYSIS: Not for everyone. TETSUO will satisfy some while making others stay far away.
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