Tetsuo II: Bodyhammer
Advancing on the foundations of the original, Tsukamoto's sequel is slightly more structured yet no less visceral. While the prime directive is a motif of family and revenge, it integrates the metal fetishism and cybernetic mutations of the previous Tetsuo with an alluring new sheen. Hybrid industrialoids clash in the crumbling underdark of a dystopian Tokyo, under the whirling gaze of his as-usual intense camera-work. The popularity of 'Gunhed' and 'Robocop' may have prompted a more secular design, but it is fashioned with such prototypical grotesqueness and ferocity that its contribution to early 90's cyberpunk is equally novel.