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Janne the Director’s Favorite Rare Movies Top 100 List #16: Tokyo Fist (1995)

May 3, 2011

janne the director from lunki and sika wearing a The Shield logo t-shirt16. Tokyo Fist [DVD] (1995)

Some may be surprised that Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo (1989) isn’t on this list and the ones who aren’t probably don’t know what a Shinya Tsukamoto is. It’s a director/actor madman who had his breakthrough in a movie where he played a man who transforms into a machine and accidentally drills his girlfriend with his penis.

Well, despite that, I just find this to be a much better film. Here he plays the leading man once again and instead of turning into a machine he slowly becomes a sadomasochist.

And only a madman like Tsukamoto can make that into a romantic feel good movie. His furious editing and camera work helps you connect to what’s happening because it feels like the movie grabs your face and smashes it into the floor, stepping on your fingers until you hear crunching sounds and makes you say;

“Can I have some more, please?”.

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 17. The Loveless (1982)

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