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|Seller Notes:||“Still in good condition.”|
|Genre:||Horror||Region Code:||DVD: 1 (US, Canada...)|
|Country of Manufacture:||CANADA||Special Features:||ENGLISH AND FRENCH LANGUAGE|
|Country/Region of Manufacture:||Canada||Brand:||REGION 1|
|Release Year:||2006||DVD Edition Year:||2006|
|Jim Sonzero's remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Japanese horror hit KAIRO (2001) is a techno-thriller cowritten by Wes Craven (SCREAM, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET). Kristen Bell (VERONICA MARS) stars as Mattie, a student whose ex-boyfriend, Josh (Jonathan Tucker), goes through a strange transformation, then hangs himself. His depression seems to have emanated from a computer program he was working on--which continues running even when it's not plugged in. As they delve deeper into what happened to Josh, Mattie and her best friends, Isabell (Christina Milian), Stone (Rick Gonzalez), and Tim (FREAKS AND GEEKS veteran Samm Levine), start seeing bizarre images that none of them can explain as more and more people around them are dying unexplainable deaths. With the help of Dexter (LOST's Ian Somerhalder), Mattie begins putting the details together, leading to a frightening and surprising conclusion. Sonzero's feature-film directorial debut is a claustrophobic examination of where technology such as computers and cell phones might lead, and loosely falls into the same genre as films like Takashi Miike's ONE MISSED CALL (2003) and Gore Verbinski's THE RING (2002). Elia Cmiral's creepy score adds to the tension.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||55712427|
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|Display Format||Unrated Widescreen Edition|
|Leading Role||Kristen BELL|
|Number of Discs||1|
|Edition||Unrated Widescreen Edition|
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Pulse hits hard but unfortunately caught a dying Genre!
Wes Craven co-wrote this Japanese horror thriller and Jim Sonzero directed. Mattie (Kristen Bell), is a student whose boyfriend, Josh (Jonathan Tucker) gets mixed up with the supernatural otherworld when he somehow pulls entities from another dimension when he writes a computer program that uses untapped band-width frequencies. Josh feels that there is no escape from these evil beings so he hangs himself close to the start of the film. Mattie and her best friends Isabbell (Christina Milian), Stone (Rick Gonzalez), and Tim (FREAKS AND GEEKS veteran Samm Levine), start getting a message on the computer from Josh who they know is dead. This leads Mattie to trace down Josh's missing computer which winds up in the hands of Dexter (Ian Somerhalder). The story becomes very bizarre when the original partner of Josh is found taping himself shut in his apartment with Red Masking Tape and ranting that there is no escape. It's really too bad that Stephen King's Cell will probably never be made into a film, but we have to wait and see about that. Dexter finds an antivirus program that Josh had been working on and attempts to load it on to the main server at the computer center. That's when Mattie gets a glimpse of the other side. Dexter and Mattie soon depart outside the city limits and are attacked while riding in their car. The soon discover that the cell phones dead zones are their only salvation. Mattie finally throws away there cell phone. Elia Cmiral's eerie score adds to the tension. I'm going to give this film a 4/5 for spookiness inside of technology. IF YOU LIKE MY REVIEWS, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO LET ME KNOW BY VOTING. THANKS!
A genuinely creepy remake.
The Japanese Horror remake fad seems to be coming to an end, and at these points we can reflect on the half decade trend and see what hit and missed. Starting with "The Ring", and followed in popularity with "The Grudge", both were generally well regarded. Then we had the string of inferior sequels, and straight mistakes starring assorted late 90s WB alumni that were only good for a few BOO! scenes. "Pulse" got a bad rap. Like so many late entries in a dying genre, they tend to get instantly disregarded when audiences decide they've had about enough of that genre. When in fact, a "fad" genre, whatever it may be, tends to go out with a talented bang yet gets the notice of a whimper. Take the late 80s/early 90s Hair metal, when metal was beginning to burn out and a softer, grungier rock was taking it's place. Indeed some of the greatest, technical, accomplished music was released in that genre near the end of it's run, and it was forgotten. Dare I mention the easily laughed upon but incredibly talented debut album from "Winger"? Had it come out 3 years prior, it would have been praised as a new messiah. I feel "Pulse" is in the same ballpark, unfortunately. I personally believe it's one of the best in the Japanese remake genre, and due to it's timing, it never got a break. "Pulse" takes modern electronics (only computers, cell phones, and the internet are catalysts, though why only PC items are carriers is not explained) that the dead use to attempt to break through to the world the once knew. A young computer programmer found the frequencies that the dead travel by mistake while working on a University funded grant in attempts to save a dying investment to create new lines of communication, and the story begins some time later as the dead begin to leak into our world. The story is genuinely creepy, the enviroments are eerie, and I was totally into the story, and by the end, I wanted more. I wanted to understand more and felt some of the plot could have been flushed out a bit more in place of the constant "ghost in the reflection" jump scenes, and if there is a flaw, that would be the one I'd be vocal about. When the main characters meet the tormented "founder" of the epidemic who is greatly knowledgable on the event at hand, he explains things very quickly and it seems you get just enough information to want more. Then to the next scare scene. I wish they would have dived a bit deeper into that area and the telecom students who discovered this. If you watch the deleted scenes, these plot points are fleshed out a bit deeper, but still not to my satisfaction. "Pulse" is fun. It's fairly intelligent, has some good scares, and manages to create a very dark and gloomy enviroment that ties greatly into the stories' ultimate commentary on being alone as a result of death, and our denial of coping with dying as displayed by the ghosts' unwillingness to leave our world and attempt to keep returning to the world they once knew. Wes Craven had a fairly large hand in creating this film, and his experience in Horror is evident in this film. I can easily recomend it, and compared to "One Missed Call" and "Shutter", I honestly believe "Pulse" should be awared a Nobel Prize.
Think the RING + White Noise x Cell
Think the RING + White Noise x Cell Overall Pulse is a pretty good horror film. It's creepy, tense, and terrifying. Halfway through I began to realize just how much this movie is like the book Cell by Stephen King (Even though Cell was a lot cooler). Since I doubt we'll ever see Cell hit the big screens, this is what we have, and in my mind it's pretty decent. Only two characters stand out Kristin Bell and Ian Somerhalder and they're not that great. The rest of the cast seems so uninvolved. There's not much dialogue in this film, which is alright because it is a B-Level Horror Film. The Ghosts in the Machine are really creepy, and there are some scenes that freaked me out. The hilight of this movie for me however wasn't the movie itself, but the short documentary in the bonus features. It explains the phenomenon behind Pulse and even shows you real life photographs. Whether you believe in EVP or White Noise, it certainly gives you something to think about. Final Verdict: 3/5 Rent or Buy?: I love horror films, but I probably won't be buying this one right away. I'll wait until I can get it for under $10, you should do the same. IF YOU FIND THIS REVIEW HELPFUL PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE. Thank you.
Oh My God !!!!
"Pulse" (UNRATED VERSION) is another outstanding remake of a Japanese Horror Film following in the birth-rights of other smash-hits like "The Ring" and "The Grudge 1 & 2". My God!!!! The Japanese Horror Films are astounding. This is nothing short of another masterpiece of Horror that will shock you into screams in your own home, like "The Ring" and "The Grudge". Brought to the USA market in vision by master-horror filmaker Wes Craven himself. -- When a depressed young college student begins a very disturbing transformation, his depression leads him into suicide.... and he hangs himself. Clearly his friends are distraught, and when his final funeral is over, suddenly they all begin to receive email messages from their former friend in his death. He is sending them warnings that the "Dead" are everywhere, not just passed away and gone.....and they want their world (ours) back. What ensues is the most diabolically wicked portrayal of a World Apocolypse where the Dead are, in fact, intermingling with the living, and we never recognized them. Major tragic accidents ensue, planes crash, and much more.... NewsReports begin of a "plague" that has beseiged cities. The plague is the dead....and they are ending life for the living as we know it. -- This movie is absolutely NOT tongue-and-cheek. It has special-effects that are absolutely mind-numbing, and the film has absolute perfection in cinematography as it lacks significant colors, (like "An American Haunting" & "See No Evil" - SEE MY REVIEWS), making every scene dark, grey and disturbingly uncomfortable and tension-taut. The actors, mostly up-and-comers (sell this even better than people we would already know, making it feel like it could be any of us). They really sell the fear and paranoia that enraptures this film. -- Standing Ovations to the Japanese originators for once again providing Hollywood with an unbelievable venue to horrify us beyond recognition. Clearly these Japanese horror films have had the advantage for a while and we are fortunate they are being remade for the USA now. Don't miss this unfathomable battle to end the world!!!! It is astounding !!!! PLEASE SEE MY OTHER REVIEWS FOR GREAT FILMS !!!!
Totally Awesome movie
Pulse (2006) Unrated/Widescreen is a awesome DVD movie! It is actually very enjoyable, action packed. I didn't get scared at all- as the Artwork on the cover stated that it was the scariest movie of that year. It does include many talented actors and actresses in it. I was happy to see Ian Somerhold (if spelt right) from Vampire Diaries play one of the lead roles in it. This alone made the movie great for me- as he is a wonderfully talented actor! I will be buying the rest of the Pulse movie's in the near future. This movie is about a plague that comes over the entire community by a massive computer virus. As it tortures, and sucks everyone who comes into contact with the internet into it's demonic domain... Anywhere that there's a internet/phone signal is where the virus can and will attack. I'm not going to be a spoiler to anyone who hasn't seen the movie yet, but I definitely recommend it to anyone else who likes watching this genre. Would be a great Halloween movie to watch!
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