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Pyrokinesis

4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Junko is a quiet and good-natured young lady born with a secret power unlike anything you have ever seen. Pyrokinesis, a deadly form of ESP, enables her to incinerate anything on command. Her simple, uneventful life is disrupted and she is pushed past her boiling point when a group of murdering teenage thugs kills a close friend. Now no one is safe from the fires of vengeance!

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Product Details

  • Actors: Akiko Yada, Hideaki Itô, Ryûji Harada, Masami Nagasawa, Hisashi Yoshizawa
  • Directors: Shûsuke Kaneko
  • Writers: Shûsuke Kaneko, Kota Yamada, Masahiro Yokotani, Miyuki Miyabe
  • Producers: Hideyuki Honma, Kazuhiko Seda, Kazuya Hamana
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: Japanese
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Tokyo Shock
  • DVD Release Date: August 26, 2003
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009V7NZ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,632 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Pyrokinesis" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
Junko Aoki is a quiet young woman who keeps herself to herself. She is seemingly aloof from her co-workers where she works who in turn treat her badly and make fun of her because of this.
What they don't know is that Junko's aloofness is born out of a terrible secret she keeps deep inside herself, a secret so frightening, so terrifying it has the ability to kill if Junko is ever roused to anger.
Junko is cursed with the power of pyrokinesis, the ability to start terrible fires at will. This power is hereditary and from childhood she has been warned by her anxious mother never to give into her anger because of what will happen if she does.
However as a defenceless child Junko was forced to kill a boy who tried to attack her and she has never forgotten the terror she felt as she saw the youth explode into flames and die before her eyes.
It is this memory that makes Junko so aloof and distant from her fellow workers, however she is lonely and when she is befriended by the gentle Mr Tada, a fellow office worker, she lets her defences down for the first time since she was a child, falls in love with him and becomes close to his teenage sister, the lively and loving Yukie.
When Yukie is cruelly murdered by a group of young men making Snuff Films for kicks, Junko's fire born rage is ignited and she reveals to her friend Mr Tada the terrible gift she has harboured within her since birth.
At first Mr Tada is consumed by the need to revenge his younger sister's death but when he sees one of the murderers catch light and the agony and pain such a fiery end causes, he momentarily backs away from Junko, unable to continue with his quest. He is confused and unsure of what he wants in the way of retribution for his beloved sister's death.
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PYROKINESIS -- despite a slow middle third -- plays out like a memorable episode of Fox Television's popular THE X FILES ... but with a unique afterlife twist.
Born with the ability to telepathically ignite fires, Junko spends her life primarily in isolation -- fearing inadvertantly hurting others -- until a polite coworker loses his younger sister to a vicious crime associated to the making of a "snuff" film. Then, Junko comes out of her closet, using her secret powers to help fuel the young man's revenge. However, as she is quick to discover, Junko is not the only person with psychic abilities, and, before the eventually psychokinetic showdown of wills with adversaries and colleagues, Junko's abilities will be tested to their bittersweet limits.
Filled with terrific special effects and a dose of credibility handled by exceptional actors, PYROKINESIS cooks like a slow thriller should ... simmering slowly until the pot-boiling conclusion.
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I saw it once on TV, then bought myself a copy (since stolen in a burglary so I don't remember many details), I remember "Pyrokinesis" having an inexpensive look with regard to budget but also having a good story. Not a cheery story, the lead dies in the end, but a bit of hope even in the end as the girl seems to send a message from beyond the grave as her surviving friend mourns her loss- a lit candle seems to blow itself out.. I intend to buy myself another copy to refresh my memory.
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By Cher on July 24, 2006
Format: DVD
This movie was awesome. The special effects weren't really well done. But the story made up for it. This story is about a girl with great power. She has spent her life hiding her secret but she soon using her great power for revenge (or what she calls Justice). This movie was very sad but worth watching.
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