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No one sufficiently alerted me to what a cool movie this is: A little Cronenberg, a little Matrix, a little from Whannell's Ozploitation root, a little from Hong Kong action cinema. If Criterion Channel does another series in the vein of its '70s sci-fi decades into the future, this would fit right in. Never quite matches the excitement (and comedy) of our hero first discovering his computer-enhanced fighting power, but a compelling cyber-revenge thriller all the way through.