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Pulse (2005)

2 Ratings: 3.0
Art House & International and Horror movie directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

A simplistic way to describe this creepy, atmospheric entry into the J-horror genre would be to call itRingu(and its Americanized cousin,The Ring) with computers and the Internet standing in for telephones and videotape.Pulsecertainly has the right credentials … see full wiki

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Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
2 reviews about Pulse (2005)
review by . March 28, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****     "Pulse" is a horror film that chooses computer technology, and the existence of the afterlife, as its plot elements, and puts an unexpectedly thoughtful twist on each individual subject. It treats ghosts with care as much as it does computers. But the film is not about message-making, and if it had been, then it would have been doomed from the start. The filmmakers who chose to film, direct, and write "Pulse" seemed to know that with this kind of film, you …
review by . April 20, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Death is surly the building block of the horror genre. No matter what the subject, every film comes back to that one basic fear. And why not? Nothing scares us more than the uncertainty of the grave. Pulse (aka Kairo) is a film that takes that fear one step further.    Produced in the wake of the Ring phenomenon, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2001 apocolyptic masterpiece was unfairly lost in the import shuffle before landing in the grubby hands of Miramax, where it was promptly shelved …
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