Being three proud citizens of the U.S. of A., Our Heroes had to wait a week before Iron Man 3 debuted in their local theaters. To distract ourselves from the injustices of international Big Studio release schedules we traveled back to Tokyo and that magical time in the late 80s when technology and the occult were conspiring to kill everyone and their sociopathic girlfriend. Join us as we plumb the depths of cyberpunk cult auteur Shinya Tsukamoto and his 16mm feature Tetsuo: The Iron Man. It has nothing to do with “your” Iron Man, and not too terribly much to do with Akira, either…apart from a coincidence of one character’s name and a few key themes. Which ones? Well, you’ll have to listen in and see, won’t you? But beware the Vengeful Dead. They’re just waiting to kick your ass and replace your dick with a bloodthirsty power drill.
The Traumatic Cinematic Show: Ep. 66: Tetsuo: The Iron Man