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Old 12-07-06, 08:48 AM
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Thoughts on Pulse...

Well, I did a blind buy on Pulse Unrated yesterday at Target (14.99 cheapest price around) and I have to say I was a bit disappointed. It reminded me alot of the Ring and to be quite honest it was not as scary as they promoted it to be. Granted it is a bit scary thinking about what could happen to the world as they showed. I know Pulse was based on a Japan movie, was that movie any better than Pulse? I am getting a bit tired of these US remakes and I am not sure I will pull the trigger again on anymore of them...
Old 12-07-06, 02:11 PM
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I haven't seen the remake, but the original Japanese film is great and one of my favorite Asian horror movies. It manages to scare and leave a lasting impression through subtle, yet extremely creepy atmosphere and imagery. It's kind of slow and disjointed, but stick with it. If you like it, I highly recommend Kiyoshi Kurosawa's other movies like Cure and Seance.
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I also have only seen Kurosawa's Pulse (Kairo). If you do catch it, keep it mind that the film, aside fm being a ghost story, is also a statement of society where everyone becomes isolated due to technological advancement. What I also do need to say is that this type of social statement can only work in a structure like Japan so the translation towards Western audiences won't be clear and it will only be the horror aspect that would be seen.

Cure and Seance are also great films of psychological terror. Kiyoshi Kurosawa has the gift of blending ghost stories with the drama surrounding the characters.
Old 12-07-06, 09:24 PM
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I'll probably catch the remake when it shows up on cable.

Count me in as another fan of the original. I also liked Cure and need to check out Seance.
Old 12-08-06, 12:15 PM
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I love Cure but Pulse (Kario) I was really disappointed in. I am going to watch the remake this weekend but it will probably not be that great either. Hmm didn't know about Seance I will have to try and check that one out.
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i love the original version, i didnt even know the remake came out to theaters yet, let alone on dvd. ill wait for cable to see it.

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I loved Kairo (original)....The remake is an absolute piece of crap. Pretty much nothing redeeming about it. It's a typical Dimension Films hack job, slapped together to fit what the Weinstein's think the teen crowd wants, and they're way off on even that stuff.
Old 12-09-06, 12:13 AM
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Another for the original - it becomes more disturbing every time you see it.

I basically have been skipping the recent U.S. remakes of Asian horror films, because I've never seen one that came anywhere near the originals in effectiveness.
Old 12-10-06, 03:31 AM
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I've not seen the original Pulse but I saw the remake and, while disappointed in the movie as a whole, I thought it touched on some interesting themes and ideas (albeit a little heavy-handedly). The execution was pretty horrible all the way around though except for a decent Kristen Bell performance.
Old 12-12-06, 08:21 AM
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I think this movie was better than people are saying. It is no masterpiece and I went into it with very low expectations, but it had some nice creepy visuals and good idea behind the story. I something with this storyline could be very good if done right. Though I didn't love it, it does still have me thinking about it a days later.
Old 12-13-06, 09:29 AM
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to the original. One of my favorite J-Horrors, though it was less scary and more just creepy. The feeling of impending doom is unparalleled. It's slow at times, but also a very successful examination on how technology isolates us, and it's always interesting.

Still haven't seen the remake.

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Old 12-19-06, 02:18 PM
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So So feelings about the first one, but the remake was terrible and makes the original better by the remakes very existence
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I just watched the unrated Pulse tonight, and it was without a doubt the WORST movie I have seen this year. Dear lord, how did this thing even get made? The acting, the dialogue, the laughable attempts at being scary... oh my god, I am so glad I didn't pay money for this thing.

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I just finished watching it, and I hated it.....I'm getting so sick of all these duds

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