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Pulse (I) (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  11 August 2006 (USA)
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When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.

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Storyline

The hacker Josh invades the computer of Douglas Ziegler, who is developing a powerful wireless signal, and accidentally releases a mysterious force that takes the will to live of human beings, generating a suicide epidemic and increasing the force. His girlfriend and student of psychology, Mattie, sees each one of their common friends die and the destruction of the modern world, and together with her new acquaintance Dexter, they try to plan a virus developed by Josh in the network to shutdown the system and save mankind. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There are some frequencies we were never meant to find See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi terror, disturbing images, language, sensuality and thematic material | See all certifications »

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11 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Epafi me tous nekrous  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$75,394 (Argentina) (13 October 2006)

Gross:

$75,394 (Argentina) (13 October 2006)
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Wes Craven was once set to direct, but bailed out, which led the film to be officially canned at one point See more »

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When we see the first instant messaging conversation between Stone, Izzy, and Tim, Tim's screen name is "Tim86". However, when Tim starts talking to Stone, it has changed to "Tim79". See more »

Quotes

Dexter McCarthy: It was your friend's computer. Did he get off on the stuff? Was he shooting those videos and selling them on-line? What was he doing?
Mattie Webber: Josh tied a phone cord around his neck and hanged himself - that's what he was doing?
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Esto Es Lo Que Hay
Written by Maurico Jose Arcas, Armando Figueredo, Jose Luis Pardo, Jose Rafael Torres, Julio Briceno,
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Performed by Los Amigos Invisibles
Courtesy of Luaka Bop, Inc.
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Commentary from a former Japan resident
18 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For what its worth, I enjoyed this movie. I tend to rent all B-movie DVD's from my local Blockbuster (big plug for the movie pass). Despite what many of the folks have posted on this site, I can tell you that I have seen The Grudge, The Ring, The Darkness, and many other Japanese remakes. I also have lived in Japan for many years and (as much as westerners can), I claim an understanding of their film-making. I thought that this movie was well done, but I cannot in good faith recommend any other remakes. Unfortunately, there is generally an element lost in translation. Luckilly, IMO, Pulse does not lose that and manages to keep its Japanese nature very well intact in its U.S. translation. Kudos to the producers.


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