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Pulse, 2001

Pulse
Directed by: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Written by: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Language:  Japanese
Country:  Japan
Runtime:  118 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of Pulse is stylized, scary, and suspenseful. The plot centers around computers and the web, the afterlife, and ghosts. It is a foreign, thriller, and horror movie. In approach, Pulse is fantastical and serious. The setting is Tokyo. It happens in contemporary times. Pulse is known for being controversial, critically acclaimed, and an award winner. It is especially suggested for teens and a boys' night. Note that it includes violent content.

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"Would you like to meet a ghost?" This foreboding question is posed to a young man by his own computer,... more

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Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
Release date: 9 November 2005
Runtime: 118 min

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Haruhiko Katô Haruhiko Katô As Ryosuke Kawashima
Kumiko Aso Kumiko Aso As Michi Kudo
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Washington Post
Like the best horror movies, it doesn't beat you over the head, splatter you, or fold, spindle and mutilate you. Rather, slowly and subtly, it creeps you out. You may go home and throw out your computer and lock the doors.
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If one masterpiece were to emerge from the recent glut of generally good quality Japanese horror movie, this chilling apocalyptic ghost story from Kyroshi Kurosawa is it.
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I only heard about this movie after seeing the 2006 American remake. While the remake was certainly not a great movie, this is one of those cases where it was an improvement upon the original. "Kairo" is, above all else, slow-paced and traumatically...
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14.May.2009 |  by: w00f
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Absolutely avoidable disc. This DVD has three trailers on the beginning that you can't skip or fast-forward past. Protest this by not renting the disc.
17.March.2009 |  by: henrybirdseye
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