Based on the original 2001 Japanese film Kairo (which has certainly split critics into two distinct camps - those that think it's great, and those, like us, that think it's pretentious wank), the US remake finally hits UK shores on March 5th when Paramount release Jim Sorenzo's Pulse with a whole heap of extras.
Offering a new take on the old 'technology goes bad' story, Pulse follows a circle of friends who stumble on a wi-fi portal that offers more than a mere internet interface. Whaddya know - events soon spiral out of control, leaving them with a connection to an unknown world where wireless technology taps into a terrifying connection with a world beyond our own.
Paramount's DVD (priced at £15.99) features a whole host of extras including;
- Feature Commentary with Director Jim Sonzero and Special Makeup Effects Designer Gary Tunicliffe
- Feature Commentary with Producers Mike Leahy and Joel Soisson, Actor Sam Levine, Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin O’Neil, Editor Kirk Morri and Line Producer Ron Vecchiarelli
- Creating the Fear: Making Pulse
- The Visual Effects of Pulse
- Pulse and the Paranormal (Web Piece)
- Theatrical Trailer
- Deleted & Alternate Scenes
Click here to read our 1-star review of the original Pulse (Kairo).
Pulse follows psychology major Mattie (Kirsten Bell - Veronica Mars, Deepwater) who begins receiving mysterious, cryptic emails from beyond the grave. Petrified, she turns to her geeky friend Dexter (Ian Somerhalder - Lost) and together they begin to investigate the truth.
Their crusade is soon joined by Mattie’s best friend and roommate Isabel (Christina Milian - Be Cool), as well as depressed computer hacker Josh (Jonathan Tucker - Hostage). As the friends delve deeper into the unknown underbelly of technology, they must soon face the terrifying consequences.
25th Oct 04 Fires blaze uncontrollably as smoke billows from damaged buildings while sirens wail indiscriminately over the screams of the living as they run for their lives, pursued at break-neck pace by the recently deceased.