Solid Metal Nightmares - The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto (Blu-ray): Ronin Flix
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Solid Metal Nightmares - The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto (4 Disc Set)

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Blu-ray includes limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx, Gary Pullin, Ian MacEwan, Chris Malbon, Jacob Phillips, Tommy Pocket, Peter Strain and Tony Stella, double-sided fold-out poster, and Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Kat Ellinger, Jasper Sharp and Mark Schilling while supplies last.

One of the most distinctive and celebrated names in modern Japanese cinema, there's no other filmmaker quite like Shinya Tsukamoto. Since his early days as a teenager making Super 8 shorts, he has remained steadfastly independent, garnering widespread acclaim while honing his own unique and instantly recognizable aesthetic on the margins of the industry. Frequently exploring themes of urban alienation, physical transformation and psychosexual obsession, his films cross genre boundaries, defying straightforward classification. This exclusive collection gathers together eight feature-length films and two shorts from Tsukamoto's diverse filmography, including his most recent offering - his samurai drama Killing, making its home video premiere.

Special Features: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations, Audio commentaries by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes on each film, including brand new commentaries on Tetsuo, Tetsuo II, Tokyo Fist, A Snake of June, Kotoko, Killing, The Adventure of Denchu-kozo and Haze, Brand new career-spanning interview with Shinya Tsukamoto, An Assault on the Senses, a brand new visual essay on the films and style of Shinya Tsukamoto by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp, Multiple archival interviews with Shinya Tsukamoto covering every film in the collection, Multiple trailers and image galleries, and More:

  • THE ADVENTURE OF DENCHU-KOZO (1987 // 47 Minutes // Not Rated): Archival Background to The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo featurette
  • TETSUO: THE IRON MAN (1989 // 67 Minutes // Not Rated): Original lossless PCM 1.0 mono audio
  • TETSUO II: BODY HAMMER (1992 // 83 Minutes // Rated R): Original lossless PCM 1.0 mono audio

  • TOKYO FIST (1998 // 87 Minutes // Not Rated): Original lossless PCM 1.0 mono audio, Music Clips

  • BULLET BALLET (1998 // 87 Minutes // Not Rated): Optional lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Original lossless PCM 2.0 stereo audio, Music Clips

  • A SNAKE OF JUNE (2002, 77 Minutes, Rated R): Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Shooting A Snake of June, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film’s production

  • VITAL (2004 // 86 Minutes // Rated R): Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Archival The Making of Vital featurette, Archival behind-the-scenes featurettes on Vital’s world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and Vital’s special effects, Music Clips

  • HAZE (2005 // 49 Minutes // Not Rated): Original lossless PCM 2.0 stereo audio, The Making of Haze, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film’s production, Kaori Fuji at the Locarno Film Festival, an archival featurette focusing on Haze’s lead actress

  • KOTOKO (2011 // 91 Minutes // Not Rated): Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 

  • KILLING (2018 // 80 Minutes // Not Rated): Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Arrow Video // 1987-2018 // 754 Minutes // Not Rated, Rated R // Color // Japanese with Optional English Subtitles // All Region