Your future is Metal!
As someone who does not in the least part share the metal fetish at the core of this shocking assault on the senses — which is a nearly plotless 67 minutes of screaming post-punk body horror — I still respect its invention and energy. The underground aesthetic of Tetsuo, the Iron Man is practically perfect, for what it is, and there's no doubting that it's a bracing exploration of self-mutilation, aggresive sexual dysfunction, and a fear/desire of mechanical consummation and consumption. I assume that someone who is really into this type of material — the characters in David Cronenberg's Crash might consider it for a dinner-and-a-movie date night — won't find its relatively short runtime as monotonous as I sometimes did, but the punctuation marks in Tetsuo, the Iron Man are vivid, unique and unforgettable, whether I like it or not.
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989) was brought to my Potluck Film Fest by Alan Ryman. Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989) ranked on my Flickchart at #1766 (54%).
I watched metal fetish underground horror opus #TetsuoTheIronMan (1989) by #ShinyaTsukamoto for my #PotLuckFilmFest https://t.co/VfpQfrW0yH https://t.co/7PM4NfHFGa— MediaLifeCrisis (@PopGap) Fri Jul 28 09:49:21 +0000 2017
#TetsuoTheIronMan is not really my kind of thing, but it's unique & bracing & short enough to work. https://t.co/zbWXvjbC92 #PotLuckFilmFest https://t.co/OFBnxJX3zD— MediaLifeCrisis (@PopGap) Fri Jul 28 09:51:24 +0000 2017
#TetsuoTheIronMan is 67mins of screaming perverse industrial #bodyhorror; great fx, little plot or dialog. #PotLuckFilmFest #ShinyaTsukamoto https://t.co/UAKCf8P58K— MediaLifeCrisis (@PopGap) Fri Jul 28 09:54:05 +0000 2017
W/o sharing its fetish #TetsuoTheIronMan is a little long, but has impressive gore, nightmarish vision & freak integrity. #PotLuckFilmFest https://t.co/8WQdvt36Ou— MediaLifeCrisis (@PopGap) Fri Jul 28 09:57:23 +0000 2017
Over at @JunkFoodDinner Parker called #TetsuoTheIronMan '#Eraserhead directed by #MichaelBay.' https://t.co/RkCTu3XLeM #PotLuckFilmFest https://t.co/LbFQjcXiaR— MediaLifeCrisis (@PopGap) Fri Jul 28 10:01:02 +0000 2017
#TetsuoTheIronMan was brought to my #PotLuckFilmFest by Alan Ryman. Thanks for the disturbing images, Al. I won't be forgetting them soon. https://t.co/1WV1ci7lfD— MediaLifeCrisis (@PopGap) Fri Jul 28 10:03:29 +0000 2017
As movies are added to this list, I'll add them to Letterboxd, here: