The real career of Tsukamoto as a film director starts with the 18-minute The Phantom of Regular Size, made on 8mm colour film. It's a precursor to the cyberpunk classic Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989). That also applies to the role of cult actor Taguchi Tomorowo, who in this case also plays the role of the typical Japanese salaryman. He is attacked in a metro station by a robot woman who is under the control of a psychopath, of course a role played by Tsukamoto Shinya (1960, Japan) himself. The film also has a scene with the 'penis drill' and towards the end of the film both protagonists become swallowed up in a large half metal monster.
Nightmare Detective 2 is included in the Hungry Ghosts section of this year's programme.

Original title
Futsu saizu no kaijin
Filmmaker
Tsukamoto Shinya
Country
Japan
Year
1986
Medium
Betacam Digi
Length
18’
Language
Cast
Tsukamoto Shinya