This work talks about the Japan's most influential and unique filmmaker! With Tetsuo: The Iron Man , Tetsuo II: Body Hammer , Tokyo Fist and Bullet Ballet , Shinya Tsukamoto has become one of the most widely praised filmmakers in Japan today. Edgy, intense and overwhelming, Tsukamoto's films are nightmarish visions of a world in which man's greatest enemy is his own environment of cold concrete and twisted techlogy. Shinya Tsukamoto rejuvenated the Japanese film industry, paving the way for an entire generation of young Japanese directors like Takashi Miike ( Audition ) and Hideo Nakata ( The Ring ). He has been credited as a direct influence on modern Western cinematic masters including Quentin Taranti ( Kill Bill ), David Fincher ( Fight Club ) and the Wachowski Brothers ( The Matrix ). Illustrated with hundreds of stills, behind-the-scenes pictures and rare photographs from Tsukamoto's private collection, Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto reveals the mind, the methods and the madness of Japan's most influential and unique filmmaker.
Tom Mes wrote the widely praised Agitator - The Cinema of Takashi Miike. He is the founder and editor of MidnightEye.com, the world's leading publication on Japanese cinema. His writing has appeared in numerous countries, including the USA, UK, France, Germany, Russia, Hong Kong and Holland. He contributes liner notes and audio commentaries to DVD releases of Japanese films worldwide.