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Solid Metal Nightmares – The Films of Tsukamoto

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Director: Shinya Tsukamoto
Plot Synopsis:

High Definition (1080p) presentations of all ten films

One of the most distinctive and celebrated names in modern Japanese cinema, there's no other filmmaker quite like Shinya Tsukamoto. Since his early days as a teenager making Super 8 shorts, he has remained steadfastly independent, garnering widespread acclaim while honing his own unique and instantly recognizable aesthetic on the margins of the industry. Frequently exploring themes of urban alienation, physical transformation and psychosexual obsession, his films cross genre boundaries, defying straightforward classification. This exclusive collection gathers together eight feature-length films and two shorts from Tsukamoto's diverse filmography, including his most recent offering – his samurai drama Killing, making its home video premiere.

Includes: Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer, Tokyo Fist, Bullet Ballet, A Snake of June, Vital, Kotoko, Killing, The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo, Haze

  • Release Details
    Release Date: May 26th, 2020
    Movie Release Year: 2018
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow Video
  • Technical Specs
    Length:754 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Audio Formats:Original lossless PCM 1.0 mono audio on Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer and Tokyo Fist
    Original lossless PCM 2.0 stereo audio on Bullet Ballet and Haze
    Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on A Snake of June, Vital, Kotoko and Killing
    Optional lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on Bullet Ballet
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:
    • Audio commentaries by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes on all ten films, including brand new commentaries on Tetsuo, Tetsuo II, Tokyo Fist, A Snake of June, Kotoko, Killing, The Adventure of Denchu-kozo and Haze
    • Brand new career-spanning interview with Shinya Tsukamoto
    • An Assault on the Senses, a brand new visual essay on the films and style of Shinya Tsukamoto by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp
    • Multiple archival interviews with Shinya Tsukamoto, covering every film in the collection
    • Shooting A Snake of June, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film's production
    • Archival The Making of Vital featurette
    • Archival behind-the-scenes featurette on Vital's world premiere at the Venice Film Festival
    • Archival featurette on Vital's special effects
    • The Making of Haze, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film's production
    • Kaori Fuji at the Locarno Film Festival, an archival featurette focusing on Haze's lead actress
    • Archival Background to The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo featurette
    • Tokyo Fist, Bullet Ballet and Vital music clips
    • Multiple trailers and image galleries
    • Limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx, Gary Pullin, Ian MacEwan, Chris Malbon, Jacob Phillips, Tommy Pocket, Peter Strain and Tony Stella
    • Double-sided fold-out poster
    • Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the films by Kat Ellinger, Jasper Sharp and Mark Schilling