Originally Posted by metalsaber
So was Pulse any good? I wanted to see it in theaters, but didn't get a chance to.
Well, the Japanese original film Pulse
is remade from, Kairo
, is honestly a modern classic of Japanese Horror cinema. It uses the appealing young adult/teen aesthetic, but it's also obviously frightening and quietly unsettling to think about after it's over. It's like Kurosawa's homage to the orginal Dawn of the Dead
...just without zombies.
So the U.S. remake falls short, but also falls short of being particularly good, so it's really just convoluted, servicable teeny horror hokum with potent ideas that it doesn't use effectively. The Japanese original is excellent on all counts though.
Just look at the IMDB pages for Kairo
(6.7, 2,043 votes) and Pulse
(3.7, 2,212 votes).
Here's the original's website, watch the trailer
Interestingly enough, Kairo
is distributed by Magnolia Entertainment, so maybe we'll see a HD DVD and Blu-ray release of the film. I'd freak if it did.