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About Jon Jung

Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He contributed several essays to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011). Jon lives in San Francisco, but wishes he was back in Japan where he lived for seven years.

Episode 24: Pulse

Great googly moogly!  We have come to the third and final episode of our first anniversary.  In this episode, we unsurprisingly discuss the third and final film in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “apocalypse” trilogy, 2001’s Pulse (aka Kairo) as well as the craptacular Hollywood remakes/retreads/regurgitations, Pulse (2006), Pulse 2: Afterlife (2008) and Pulse 3 (2008).  We also talk briefly about the upcoming Korean Cinema Blogathon and all of the festivities that event will entail.  Do we ever stop partying?!

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Mise en scène via blocking (ie. character placement) in a scene from Pulse (conversation starts from 1:22:54)

 

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One Comment

  1. Miguel
    6 March, 2011

    Great episode guys. I really enjoyed Pulse–one of my favorite Japanese horror films. I did happen to watch the American remake of Pulse, which diluted the film to a tedious exercise of “boo” moments and unnecessary chase scenes. As for the original though, as with other Kurosawa films, he provides an excellent observation of modernization and its use (and abuse) of technology to form “bonds” between people.

    And the Korean Cinema Blogathon sounds fun and I will be joining!

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