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Pulse (Special Edition): Blu-Ray

Pulse (Special Edition): Blu-Ray

Arriving on Special Edition Blu-ray this week is “Pulse”.  Do not get it confused with the truly awful 2006 American remake. Arrow Video is bringing you the original 2001 Japanese horror film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.  Much like other J-Horror films of its’ time (“Ringu”, “Ju-On”, “Dark Water”), “Pulse” is grim and terrifying.    It also features great cinematography by Junichiro Hayashi. “Pulse” was ahead of its’ time as is focuses on social media which was just getting started upon the time of its’ release.

If you are a fan of “Pulse” or have never seen it but have love for the horror genre in general, this is a release worthy of picking up. There are tons of bonus features, including a collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Chuck Stephens.


  • High Definition digital transfer
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original 5.1 audio (DTS-HD on the Blu-ray)
  • New optional English subtitle translation
  • New interview with writer/director Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  • New interview with cinematographer Junichiro Hayashi
  • The Horror of Isolation: a new video appreciation featuring Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett (Blair Witch, You re Next)
  • Archive Making of documentary, plus four archive behind-the-scenes featurettes
  • Premiere footage from the Cannes Film Festival
  • Cast and crew introductions from opening day screenings in Tokyo
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tommy Pocket
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY:Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Chuck Stephens

By: Marc Ferman