Sequel with a more linear story than in the original and a better budget. More like an superhero action movie than horror and it lacks the freshness, the frenetic editing and insanity of the original as it is more a re-imagining of the original than a sequel. The acting is terrible this time around too.
3.7 stars. Less of an evisceration of existential alienation than 'Tetsuo', more of a bricolage of urban angst. From 1989 to 1992 we get the shift from goth-punk to industrial-punk. Two years later would see the release of Romanek's video for 'Closer', with which 'Tetsuo II' shares a S&M aesthetic. Personally I find the beefcake aesthetic less erotic than the genderfuck of the original, but that's personal taste.
Finished watching TETSUO II: BODY HAMMER (1992), the next chapter in the Shinya Tsukamoto film series. This one was in color, full-frame (again), and attempted to have more of a plausible storyline. Still graphic and extreme in nature...basic story about a man who transforms into a machine/weapon. Weirdness :)