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Japan | 1989 | Shin’ya Tsukamoto


A cult hit absent from theaters for many years, Shin’ya Tsukamoto’s feature debut is a perverse, darkly comic, graphically violent and gory alloy of David Cronenberg, David Lynch, and Sam Raimi. A Japanese “salaryman” involved in a car accident with a “metals fetishist” finds himself plagued by nightmares. He gradually transforms into the Iron Man, a lusty, rusty scrapheap of tangled metal, dangling cables, and uncontrollable urges, with a large rotating drill extending from his groin. “A cyberpunk Eraserhead.” –Michael Weldon, The Psychotronic Video Guide. Adults only! Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 67 min.

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