Shin'ya Tsukamoto

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Date of Birth: 01 Jan 1960

Country: Japan

Biography: Shinya Tsukamoto (塚本 晋也 Tsukamoto Shin'ya?, born January 1, 1960) is a Japanese film director and actor with a considerable cult following both domestically and abroad...(wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 31 (Actor), 22 (Director), 17 (Writer)

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    Ichi the Killer
    When a Yakuza boss named Anjo disappears with 300 million yen, his chief henchman, a sadomasochistic man named Kakihari, and the rest of his mob goons go looking for him. After capturing and torturing a rival Yakuza member looking for answers, they soon realize they have the wrong man and begin looking for the man named Jijii who tipped them off in the first place... (imdb)
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    The Most Terrible Time in My Life
    The place is the down side of Yokohama. The atmosphere is international and the action fast. The hero is Maiku Hama - a delinquent turned private eye who operates out of the second floor of the local movie theater. (Tidepoint Pictures)
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    Marebito
    A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo, leading him to a disturbing discovery. (Tartan Films)
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    Tetsuo: The Iron Man
    A man is experiencing problems with metal showing up and protruding from his body. Apparently he got a piece of metal in his head when he was hit by a car (imdb)
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    Dead or Alive 2: Birds
    Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends. (imdb)
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    The Adventure of Denchu Kozo
    A young boy, Hikari, is transported into the future by a time machine, where a group of Shinsegumi vampires is threatening to take light away from the world forever thanks to the construction of a bomb fomented by a young woman's life. An elderly teacher, Momo Sariba, helps him to fight the monsters and fulfil his destiny: bringing light to the end of an era so that the following one will not be in darkness. (rottentomatoes)
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    Haze
    A man wakes up to find himself locked in a tiny, cramped concrete room, in which he can barely move. He doesn't remember why he is there and where he came from. He has a terrible stomach injury and is slowly bleeding to death. (imdb)
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    Koi no mon
    Live-action adaptation of a madcap manga about art, opposites, love and a whole lot of cosplay. (imdb)
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    A Snake of June
    A man and woman fall into an erotic nightmare when they are stalked by a disturbed man. (imdb)
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    Bullet Ballet
    A man sees his life changed for ever when his fiancee shoots herself. Baffled, he wants by all means to obtain such a weapon of destruction and he finds himself caught in a violent group of young vicious punks. They first beat him severely and then he seeks revenge with his fist, then with a gun. (imdb)
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    Tokyo Fist
    A businessman, Tsuda, runs into a childhood friend, Tajuki, on the subway. Tajuki is working as a semiprofessional boxer. Tsuda soon begins to suspect that Tajuki might be having an affair with his fiance Hizuru. After an altercation, Tsuda begins training rigorously himself, leading to an extremely bloody, violent confrontation. (imdb)
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    Tetsuo II: Body Hammer
    Sequel to "Tetsou" this time has the Iron Man transforming into cyberkinetic gun when a gang of vicious skinheads kidnap his son. When the skinheads capture him, they begin to experiment on him...speeding up the mutative process! (imdb)
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    Welcome to the Quiet Room
    I opened my eyes to find myself in a locked room of a hospital. Can I get out?-- Get ready for a humorous yet suspenseful new roller coaster you won't be able to keep your eyes off of. (sensasian.com)
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    Nightmare Detective
    Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide. Events take a horrifying turn. (imdb)
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    Blind Beast Vs. Killer Dwarf
    Twisted and macabre, Japanese cult film director Teruo Ishii's final oeuvre follows a dime-novel writer on a bizarre journey that involves a misshapen dwarf and bodiless limbs. After a night out, novelist Kobayashi is returning home when he sees a dwarf carrying a severed arm. What ensues is a strange and convoluted mystery that has Kobayashi aiding his detective friend Akechi in a kidnapping investigation. (Netflix)
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    The Phantom of Regular Size
    Fans of Tetsuo:the Iron Man will find this film of interest: it is basically the same story, only as a short, and in color. All of the same elements are there: The salaryman played by Tomoro Toguchi; Shinya Tsukamoto playing a nemesis who remotely induces a robotic woman to attack Salaryman in the subway; the interlude with the drill-penis; the combination of both characters into a larger, metal-encrusted monster at the end of the film. The soundtrack has a great song by Chu Ishikawa... (imdb)
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    The Making of Gemini
    A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Shin'ya Tsukamoto's film "Gemini". (imdb)
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    Tetsuo: The Bullet Man
    Anthony is a businessman who lives in Tokyo with his wife, Yuriko, and son, Tom. Anthony often struggles with his temper, and while his late mother taught him it was important not to give himself over to rage, he can't control himself when an auto accident claims his son's life. As furious anger takes over Anthony's mind, his body undergoes a bizarre transformation -- his flesh turns to metal and an incredible variety of weapons begin to emerge from his body. (allmovie)
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    Kotoko
    The story of a single mother who suffers from double vision; caring for her baby is a nerve- wrecking task that eventually leads her to a nervous breakdown. She is suspected of being a child abuser when things get out of control and her baby is taken away.
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    119
    In Hanari-cho, a small and quiet bayside town by the sea, the firemen have not seen a fire for nearly twenty years. Each day passes eventlessly... until one day. The monotony of their daily lives is interrupted by the appearence of a bautiful femaile college student, Momoko (Suzuki Kyoka), who comes to visit her aunt. After catching a glimpse of Momoko, both Tatsuya (Takenaka Naoto) and Nobuyuki (Akai Hidekazu) can't stop thinking about her. Since then, the small town is not so quiet anymore... (KG)
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    Sakuya: Slayer of Demons
    The eruption of Mt. Fuji in 1707 released hordes of demons from deep inside the earth. Sakuya, the young daughter of a samurai killed fighting these demons, accepts a mission to travel to Mt. Fuji and defeat the evil spirits. Accompanying her on her journey are two veteran warriors who served her father, and Taro, a young kappa, or river spirit, whom she has adopted as her little brother. (imdb)
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    Perfect Education
    Schoolgirl Kuniko is kidnapped by a middle-aged man Iwazono when she is jogging. He tells her that he had a failed marriage which leaves him a deep and everlasting scar in his mind. He kidnaps her in search of a perfect marriage and intends to lock her in the room and 'educate' her.
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    Fires on the Plain
    A Japanese soldier endures illness, starvation and brutality in the Philippines at the tail end of WW2. (imdb)
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    Shin Godzilla
    It's a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different - something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. (wikipedia)
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    Silence
    In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Christianity. (imdb)
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    Kurosawa\
    Eleven major filmmakers from Europe, Asia and America talk about Akira Kurosawa and explore some ways on which he influenced their own work. (imdb)
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    Dogs
    A tough woman is dragging a weaker man deeper and deeper into crime. Woman cop Miki is chasing a wanted man when she stumbles on a crashed car and sees the driver, Koichi, ignite spilled petrol to kill himself and his passenger. She drags Koichi to safety, but the passenger dies. Miki says nothing to challenge the inquest finding of `accidental death', and when she visits Koichi in hospital he begins to understand that her complicity in his crime implies a sexual invitation... (The Movie Database)
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    Some Kinda Love
    The life of a urban planning official and that of an old fellow student, now project developer, are turned upside down by a chance encounter with a beauty obsessed by UFOs. (The Movie Database)
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    Killing
    The film stars Sosuke Ikematsu ("Shoplifters") as a masterless samurai in mid-19th century Japan. Yu Aoi ("Birds Without Names") co-stars as a peasant girl from the same farming village as the hero. (variety)
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    Basic Tsukamoto
    Interview with world renown cult director Shinya Tsukamoto. This interview will tell you how and when he started creating his own world of cinema, exactly the way he thought it should look. (amazon.com)
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    Sunday Drive
    A pair of friendly coworkers at a rental video store accidentally become murders. Borrowing a station wagon, they flee with no particular destination in mind.
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