Tetsuo II: Body Hammer  

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Tetsuo II: Body Hammer is a 1992 Japanese science fiction/horror film directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. It is a bigger-budget reworking of the same director's 1989 movie Tetsuo: The Iron Man, utilizing similar themes and ideas to the earlier film (a Japanese salaryman, played by cult actor Tomorowo Taguchi, finds his body transforming into a weapon through sheer rage after his son is kidnapped by a gang of violent thugs.) It was not as well received as its predecessor.

Film facts

Tetsuo II: Body Hammer is in color as opposed to Tetsuo: The Iron Man which was in black and white.

The DVD ws available in the United States from the Manga Company, but is now out-of-print and expensive.

This film has a slightly more understandable plot than its predecessor.

The film is rated R in the United States for bizarre violent images throughout and brief sexuality.

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