Alarming Japanese Cinema

There’s a meme going around about favorite Japanese films. Tyler Cowen has one of my favorites, which, alas, I have only seen as a bootleg: Battle Royale.

One of my most unfavorite films, by contrast (thus making it a favorite of sorts), is a little nightmare called Tetsuo: The Iron Man, which you should absolutely not confuse in your Netflix queue of the future with Iron Man. An intimate relationship with mechanical body parts, alas, is not always the answer to life’s little problems: