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
The trailer features footage from the original Japanese film, called Kairo. One shot in particular features a plane crashing. The shot was re-done for the final film See more »
(at around 1 min) There's a typo in a screen user interface. There is a list of results with "Douglas Ziegler" but the last entry (#5) says "Zeigler, Douglas". The "i" and "e" are reversed. See more »
[showing off his pirated DVDs]
A'ight. Check this out. I got all the new joint... Actually these last four, y'all have already. And then these five, right here, won't even be out for another month. Plus I have some other ones here...
Yeah. You know, you should just save us a few little tax dollars and drive yourself to jail right now.
Can I use your car? And don't forget, I gotta take you with me, because you did buy some of the stuff.
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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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