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Bikini Drive-In presents: Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

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It starts with a bizarre merging of flesh and metal and accelerates into a hyper-hallucinatory state where springs, wires and solder erupt fountain-like from a man’s body. As the “Iron Man” mutates uncontrollably into a walking, clanking man-machine, terrorized by his new body parts, every aspect of his life becomes dehumanized and mechanical. Running on techno-erotic adrenaline and wrought iron perversion, TETSUO: THE IRON MAN’s delirious pace and unforgettable imagery welds itself firmly into your mind.

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

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    67 minutes
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    Shinya Tsukamoto