Blu-ray Review: ‘Tetsuo’ & ‘Tetsuo II’

★★★★☆ This week, Third Window Film release two of Japanese cinema’s most iconic cult movies. Shin’ya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) and Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992) – two duel towering monstrosity of heavy metal horror with a fragrant disregard for narrative convention – both ignore traditional cinematic boundaries Continue Reading


DVD Review: ‘Kotoko’

★★★★☆ From Shin’ya Tsukamoto, the visionary director of 1989’s Tetsuo: The Iron Man, comes Kotoko (2011) – an uncompromising voyage into the troubled mind of a young mother that’s profoundly unsettling and severely disturbing. Kotoko follows the story of a single mother (played with breathtaking luminosity by J-pop superstar Cocco) Continue Reading