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December Has a Pulse

Pulse DVD (click for a larger view)Oh, what a field day critics had with this film’s title. Many have told me that it was just another dumbed down remake of a great film from Japan, but I will have to wait until the unrated DVD release to make up my own mind.

Davis DVD has released a high resolution image of Pulse‘s DVD that will be released on December 5th. This cover looks a lot more violent than the poster I’ve seen at the cinema but will the “Unrated” branding actually make it worth the purchase?

The 90-minute unrated cut of the film will feature Dolby Digital 5.1 and a 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer while the theatrical cut will only be available in fullscreen. You can clearly see which DVD they’re betting on. The favored DVD comes armed with filmmaker commentaries and four featurettes including “Creating The Fear: Making Pulse,” “The Visual Effects of Pulse,” and “Pulse and The Paranormal.” Perhaps this incarnation of the film will prove that PG-13 ratings ruin good films … or not. We’ll see in a couple months.

For those of you that missed the film or gave up after the near endless push backs, Pulse is about ghosts and technology starring Kristen Bell and Ian Somerhalder. Pretty people are terrorized by pale, twisted souls that can attack through televisions and walls. It seems their only weakness is red tape … yup … red tape. You can read all about it in Debi’s review.

Kryten Syxx

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Jon Condit