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Oh my... TETSUO: THE BULLET MAN has a score by Trent Reznor? No, just the end titles...

Hey folks, Harry here...   With a trailer for TETSUO: THE BULLET MAN...   Now, for you younger readers, that...  gosh... were not even alive back in 1989, when the great Shinya Tsukamoto hit the world upside the head with his startlingly brilliant cult horror/sci-fi film...  TETSUO, THE IRON MAN...   Let me tell you, there have been very few films that equal the graphic wildness of that 67 minute long bit of Japanese awesome. I saw that film at Dobie Mall - and could barely process it.   There just wasn't anything to compare it to.   In the years since - it essentially stands apart.    

With TETSUO: THE BULLET MAN, it seems that Shinya Tsukamoto is making a bit of a play for Western audiences with the casting of Eric Bossick...   but the rest of the film feels very very Tsukamoto...  and the trailer tells us that Trent Reznor is scoring, sadly it is just the end titles in reality... Though if he had scored the whole film, it sure would seem more appropriate to my NINE INCH NAILS memories than he would seem on a film about a website (but boy did he kick that movie's ass!).   So old timers...  youngsters...   Here's TETSUO: THE BULLET MAN...

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  • Jan. 11, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    wonder what you talkbackers will think of that...


    Did you know Trent Reznor was scoring TETSUO: THE BULLET MAN?

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I'm pretty sure Trent just did the "theme song"

    by rev_skarekroe

    I put "theme song" in quotes because it's basically just an experimental noise track. It was available as a free download for awhile. Probably if someone wants to check the Nine Inch Nails wiki the info will be there somewhere.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Screw it, here's the download

    by rev_skarekroe This is old news, btw. This song was posted way back in May.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Why Does nothing show up in FireFox?!?!

    by CigsandCoffee56

    Seriously Harry, why did you upgrade this site and not include Firefox? Or is this just me? I never can see any of the embedded images and it drives me crazy.

  • Yup. Trent didn't score the whole flick.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Reznor + Tetsuo is a match made in heaven

    by WriteForTheEdit

    I am all over this like stink on a monkey. (BTW, all these recent "gonzo Japanese horror-comedies," like "Robo-Geisha" and "Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl," and "Toyko Gore Police" are mere child's play compared to "Tetsuo: The Iron Man.")

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Just so everybody knows

    by CigsandCoffee56

    I downloaded IE TAB. My bitch still stands though.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    I'm sure there will be a scene

    by kafka07

    where his dick is a gun.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Tetsuo 2: The Body Hammer = Greatest Title I've Ever Heard.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • here is a link....

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST


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  • Jan. 11, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST


    by Yelsaeb

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    by Yelsaeb

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Can't Wait

    by John E. Petty

    I'm very excited about this, as TETSUO was one of the films I examined in my Master's Thesis. I'll be interested to see whether or not Tsukamoto can retain the raw, visceral quality of his first film now that he's making an actual Hollywood production. Going "Hollywood" hasn't helped other Japanese productions (like Ju-ON), and I hope Tsukamoto is able to make the film the way he wants to, as he is a brilliant stylist.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST


    by scrote

    talk about old fucking news...jesus. Like another TBer here mentioned Trent's signed on to Fincher's Dragon movie.... Why not report that instead of rehashing this 'news'? Big fan of NIN but this credit-track is very sub-par Reznor; probably knocked it off in his lunch-break. (ahem)

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Very, Very, Very, Very,

    by TenderBranson

    Old news. Trent did one track, the end titles. And released it last year. Yawn. But, the news of the day is that he's doing Girl With the Dragon Tattoo with Fincher. How about reporting on that?

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Girl With the Dragon Tattoo?

    by Suskis

    That movie is absolutely overhyped. Boring, with a silly and overused plot, with "twists" you can foresee at minute 1. I can't honestly think of a way of pulling a good movie off that mess.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Shinya Tsukamoto rocks

    by AsimovLives

    Damn fine filmmaker! And TETSUO: THE IRON MAN pratically out-does David Lynch in the weird department. Those losers who can't take Lynch's movies would had their heads explode Videodrome style if they watched the more extreme of Shinya Tsukamoto's movies, like the Tetsuo movies.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    It's true that many of the extreme japanese movies made recently, like those you aforementiponed, are somewhat tamed compared to TESUO: IRON MAN. Still, i love some of those those extreme japanese movie,s like TOKYO GORE POLICE, GOZU and ICHI THE KILLER.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Bullshit. Trent Raznor and Atticus Finch score for THE SOCIAL NETWORK is amazing. so much so that i got to buy the score CD, something i haven't done for the past 3 years. It takes quite a special score for me to go buy then nowdays.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo?" is overrated? Your movie geek card has just been revoked. Did you liked Jar Jar Abrams RETARD TREK, perchance? Is that what a righly hyped movie is for you?

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST


    by WriteForTheEdit

    Agreed, I still love those crazy Japanese films, all of them (although I must admit, I didn't really "get" Gozu. I should probably see it again. Ichi The Killer, however, is AMAZING.) But most of them owe such a debt of gratitude to Tetsuo.