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Tetsuo: The Iron Man

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto Run Time: 67 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 1989 Language: Japanese with English subtitles

Starring: Shin’ya Tsukamoto, TomorĂ´ Taguchi, Kei Fujiwara

A “metal fetishist” (Shin’ya Tsukamoto), driven mad by the maggots wriggling in the wound he’s made to embed metal into his flesh, runs out into the night and is accidentally run down by a Japanese businessman (Tomorowo Taguchi) and his girlfriend (Kei Fujiwara). The pair dispose of the corpse in hopes of quietly moving on with their lives. However, the businessman soon finds that he is now plagued by a vicious curse that transforms his flesh into iron.