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Trivia / Tetsuo: The Iron Man

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  • Ashcan Copy: Arguably, The Phantom in Regular Size.
  • The Danza: Tomoo in Body Hammer.
  • Descended Creator:
    • Shinya Tsukamoto himself plays the metal fetishist in all three movies.
    • The first movie's co-cinematographer Kei Fujiwara also had a supporting role as the salary man's lover.
  • No Budget: The first film was shot without color and used TV parts taped to the actor's bodies as prosthetics due to its $17,000 budget. Early international screenings also lacked subtitles as Tsukamoto couldn't afford a translation at the time.


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