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USA: The Weinstein Company
UK: UIP (UK)
Cast: Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Christina Milian, Rick Gonzalez, Samm Levine, Kel O'Neill, Ron Rifkin, Jonathan Tucker, Octavia L Spencer, Jeremy Guskin, Joseph Gatt, Tate Hanyok, Amanda Tepe, Zach Grenier, Corryn Cummins, Riki Lindhome, John Burke, Julie Lancaster, Mike J Regan, Lee Oliver Boyd, Steve Tom, Moira Price, Robert Clotworthy, Di Quon, Brad Dourif, Christine Barger, John Jurgens
Director: Jim Sonzero
USA: 87 mins
UK: 88 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi terror, disturbing images, language, sensuality and thematic material (edited for re-rating and was previously rated: R in 2006)
UK Certificate: 15 contains sustained horror and strong language
USA Release Date: 11 August 2006
UK Release Date: 8 September 2006
UK DVD Release Date: 5 March 2007
PULSE is based on the 2001 Japanese horror film PULSE aka KAIRO.
High speed data transfers, super wide-band, wifi - this is the wireless landscape. Huge volumes of information are traveling through the air. As we continue to explore these frequencies, we expose ourselves to realms we didn't even know existed. We only fear what we can touch, hear, see or taste, but there is potentially so much more out there.
The story follows psychology major Mattie (Kirsten Bell), who begins receiving mysterious, cryptic emails from beyond the grave. Petrified, she turns to her geeky friend Dexter (Ian Somerhalder) and together they begin to investigate the truth. Their crusade is soon joined by Mattie's best friend and roommate Isabel (Christina Milian), as well as depressed computer hacker Josh (Jonathan Tucker). As the friends delve deeper into the unknown underbelly of technology, they must face the terrifying consequences.
What if our wireless technologies made a connection to a world beyond our own? What if, when you turn on your cell phone or log on to your email, you exposed yourself to forces beyond your worst fears? What if every connection = infection? Kristen Bell (VERONICA MARS, upcoming FAN BOYS), Christina Milian (LOVE DON'T COST A THING, BE COOL) and Ian Somerhalder (LOST) star in PULSE, a bone-chilling thriller.
PULSE is directed by Jim Sonzero from a screenplay by Wes Craven and Ray Wright.
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)
Deleted & Alternate Scenes