kiyoshi-kurosawa,Tokyo Sonata [DVD], Pulse [DVD] [] [2006] [1 disc] [Multilingual] [Region 1], Pulse [Blu-ray]
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3 stars out of 5 -- "J-horror maestro Kiyoshi Kurosawa turns losing face into a living nightmare in this disconcerting saga..."Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "Coming on like a reworking of Laurence Cantet's TIME OUT....The satire on Japanese obsessions hits home."Total Film "[T]here is more than a touch of horror to its story of a salaryman whose downsizing sets off a series of cataclysmic events."New York Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "TOKYO SONATA probes Japanese society with an incisiveness and lucidity that renders it all the more relevant and universal....[With] striking cinematography, a spare script and naturalistic performances..."Box Office "[I]nventive Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa finds just the right melancholy tone to suit a new and all to familiar kind of horror: economic downsizing." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "TOKYO SONATA is bold, acutely observant and universal in its wide-ranging concerns and implications....So strong a director is Kurosawa that he not only can get away with piling on disasters but makes his picture all the more powerful as a result."Los Angeles Times 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "All of the performances have perfect pitch; the young son engages us in the same way as the hero of Truffaut's THE 400 BLOWS."Chicago Sun-Times Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Best Foreign Films Of 2009" -- "[Kurosawa] derails our expectations with two totally unexpected scenes..."Chicago Sun-Times67.33451

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3 stars out of 4 -- "PULSE possesses the dark art to make your pulse pound and your hair stand on end -- with no cheating." Rolling Stone "[I]mpressively well executed, making skillful use of distorted sound and unnatural movement....Nicely eerie..." Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "There are enough unsettling images for genre fans, but this is less full-on shocker than quiet meditation on the loneliness of Tokyo." Uncut66.82283

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"Sure to get your PULSE pumping, this horror flick explores the subject of the dead interacting with the living through today's technology."Widescreen Review0.3503339

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