Tetsuo 2: Body Hammer (1992)

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Avg Rating: 4.7 / 5. Voted: 13

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Year: 1992
Directed by: Shinya Tsukamoto
Starring: Tomoro Taguchi (Taniguchi), Shinya Tsukamoto (Yatsu), Nobu Kanaoka (Kana)
Country: Japan, Asian Cinema
Language: Japanese (English Subs)
Runtime: 01:20:50
Genres: Gore-Splatter, Body Modification, Revenge, Sci-Fi

Plot – Spoilers:
Taniguchi is a meek family man with some spillover trauma from a childhood where he was adopted. His life centers around his son and wife, until one day while at a mall, he’s attacked by a couple of matrix-type thugs. They shoot something metallic into him and mock-kidnap his son before tauntingly dangling him over the edge of a building.

Traumatized, the wimpy Taniguchi hits the gym but embarrasses himself. However, every time he has flashes of anger over the memory of the incident, he is possessed with a phenomenal strength. As it turns out, Taniguchi was a guinea pig in an experiment to turn man into machine, with flesh and limbs morphing into destructive weapons.

Some time later, when the same guys actually kidnap his son, Taniguchi goes after them and accidentally kills his own son. Revenge therefore beckons!

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October 23, 2020 10:25 am

Not as good as the original, but still a sick masterpiece

Reply to  OJ
August 9, 2021 1:10 pm

i agree 100%

Reply to  Drekan
August 22, 2021 12:56 am

Ha. Ha. Ha. And vanilla ice cream is better than a chocolate sundae with nuts. At the very least, learn to appreciate chocolate and nuts (if you are averse). For starters, the camera work is galactically better than the original.. Some of the camera positioning and movement in this movie is very elegant (almost great!) while simultaneously possessing the restraint of a very humble and talented thinker. If an example is needed, observe attentively some of the angles chosen during the chase scenes. Now, more importantly, the film as a whole is tighter and more polished. There is a common… Read more »

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