New Release: Tetsuo: The Bullet Man DVD

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Man merges with machine in Tetsuo The Bullet Man.

The legend of Tetsuo, the violent and surreal cyber-cinema series, with the June 28, 2011, release of 2009 film Tetsuo: The Bullet Man on DVD from IFC. The disc has a suggested retail price of $24.98.

A science-fiction action thriller of the nuttiest order, Tetsuo: The Bullet Man was written and directed by Japanese filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto, the creator of the two Tetsuo cult movie favortites: Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) and Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992).

This film in the series revolves around office worker Anthony (Eric Bossick), who lives in Tokyo with his family and is pushed over the edge after he witnesses his young son getting killed by a hit-and-run driver. Violent emotions begin to grow in Anthony, and his body starts to transform as his cells turn into iron. When the driver who killed Tom reappears and horrible truths about the past of Anthony’s father are revealed, Anthony fully mutates into a mass of metal fueled by rage.

Tetsuo: The Bullet Man played a bunch of international fantasy and horror film festivals over the past couple of years, in addition to hitting the midnight movie circuit in the U.S. in 2010.

No special features are on the DVD, which is priced at $24.98.

The Tetsuo: The Iron Man DVD and Tetsuo II: Body Hammer DVD are also still available.

Check out the insane trailer for The Bullet Man:


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