"let's just say tokyo fist is eerily similar to fight club"
huh? Wasn't Tokyo Fist about a boxer who wasn't very good who keeps getting knocked out by his pal who doesn't even practice with one punch?
― Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 23:49 (3 years ago) Permalink
Body Hammer was awful. I don't remember liking Bullet Ballet much, but Tokyo Fist is pretty good.
― We call them "meat hemorrhoids" (Alex in SF), Thursday, 5 November 2009 00:01 (3 years ago) Permalink
I had no idea he made so many movies actually. Apparently there is a Tetsuo III.
― We call them "meat hemorrhoids" (Alex in SF), Thursday, 5 November 2009 00:03 (3 years ago) Permalink
a professor i know shows tetsuo to an intro film class. amazing undergrad mindfuck
― amateurist, Thursday, 5 November 2009 00:07 (3 years ago) Permalink
I saw Tetsuo I in the theater in '92. Loved it.When it was over, this very old woman came hobbling out of the theater. The ticket guy asked her what she thought and she said "oh, it was very nice."
When it was over, this very old woman came hobbling out of the theater. The ticket guy asked her what she thought and she said "oh, it was very nice."
this one took me back a few years...
so, my grandma used to exclusively watch ABC. mostly soap operas and game shows. one day, I came home, and inexplicably, she's ventured way out to the movie channels. and she's watching rambo 3. (!!) rambo is killing tons of dudes during the scene I walked in on. (of course.) I ask her what she thinks, and she just shoots me a huge grin. ^__^
― ( - _ - ); (Alan N), Thursday, 5 November 2009 06:03 (3 years ago) Permalink
Wasn't Tokyo Fist about a boxer who wasn't very good who keeps getting knocked out by his pal who doesn't even practice with one punch?
― Philip Nunez, Wednesday, November 4, 2009 6:49 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
a salaryman alienated by the shallowness of modern life retreats into a subculture of ultraviolent fistfighting, sparking a love triangle with his weirdo girlfriend and a sardonic, amoral fellow boxer
a surreal film with graphic depictions of ppl getting their faces beaten to a pulp
tokyo fist came out a year before fight club was published, premiered at the 1995 toronto film festival
however a short story version of fight club was published right around that time... hive mind at work?
― 鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 5 November 2009 20:25 (3 years ago) Permalink
Aronofsky's 'Pi' gets cited a lot as a Tsukamoto-borrowing.The two short films he did before Tetsuo are kind of fun to see & are basically even rougher drafts of the same ideas.
― xcixxorx, Thursday, 5 November 2009 20:34 (3 years ago) Permalink
Tsukamoto started making movies at the age of 14, when his father gave him a Super 8 camera. He made a number of films, ranging from 10-minute shorts to 2-hour features, until his first year at college when he temporarily lost interest in making movies. Tsukamoto then started up a theatre group, which soon included Kei Fujiwara, Nobu Kanaoka, and Tomorowo Taguchi, all of whom would continue to work with Tsukamoto up through the filming of Tetsuo: The Iron Man.One of their theatre productions at this time was Denchu Kozo no boken. At the end of the production, Tsukamoto didn't want to waste all the effort they had put into building the set, so he decided to shoot a film version.Tsukamoto's early films, Futsu saizu no kaijin (A Phantom of Regular Size) and Denchu Kozo no boken (The Adventures Of Electric Rod Boy) made in 1986/87, were short subject science fiction films shot on colour 8 mm film. In both films he made aggressive use of jarring editing, stop-motion animation, bizarre sound effects, and grotesque or outlandish subject matter. Denchu Kozo concerned itself with an unhappy young boy with an electricity pylon growing out of his back, who is transported into the future and must do battle with cyborg vampires trying to destroy sunlight
I really want to see this.
― The people of Ork are marching upon us (Matt #2), Thursday, 5 November 2009 22:23 (3 years ago) Permalink
Is he responsible for that 10,000 volt movie with the guitar as electro-weapon battle?
― Philip Nunez, Thursday, 5 November 2009 22:36 (3 years ago) Permalink
That one was directed by Sogo Ishii.
― xcixxorx, Thursday, 5 November 2009 22:47 (3 years ago) Permalink
Is the first one "available," as Alfred would say?
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:14 (1 year ago) Permalink