Arrow Video Announces 'Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films Of Shinya Tsukamoto' Box Set

One of the most distinctive and celebrated names in modern Japanese cinema, there’s no other filmmaker quite like Shinya Tsukamoto, an this April, Arrow Video will celebrate his career with an exclusive Blu-ray box set that gathers together eight feature-length films and two shorts from Tsukamoto’s diverse filmography.

From the iconic Tetsuo: The Iron Man and its sequel, to the black-and-white arthouse thriller Bullet Ballet and Tsukamoto's most recent offering – his samurai drama Killing, making its home video premiere, Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films Of Shinya Tsukamoto is a must-own collection for fans of Japanese cinema!

"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."


  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all ten films

  • Original lossless PCM 1.0 mono audio on Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer and Tokyo Fist

  • Original lossless PCM 2.0 stereo audio on Bullet Ballet and Haze

  • Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on A Snake of June, Vital, Kotoko and Killing

  • Optional lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on Bullet Ballet

  • Optional English subtitles for all films

  • Audio commentaries by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes on all ten films, 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

  • Shooting A Snake of June, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film’s production

  • Archival The Making of Vital featurette

  • Archival behind-the-scenes featurette on Vital’s world premiere at the Venice Film Festival

  • Archival featurette on Vital’s special effects

  • 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

  • Archival Background to The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo featurette

  • Tokyo Fist, Bullet Ballet and Vital music clips

  • Multiple trailers and image galleries

  • 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

  • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Kat Ellinger, Jasper Sharp and Mark Schilling

You can pre-order today from Amazon or DiabolikDVD with an expected April 28th, 2020 release.


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