DVD Title
International Title
DVD Length
Original Length
115 Minutes
115 Minutes
Year of Manufacture
Tokyo Shock
Aspect Ratio
- Menus (English)
- Chapters (14)
- Trailers: Pyrokinesis (Teaser, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #4 [Karaoke], #5 [Karaoke]), Versus (Tokyo Shock), Kunoichi Lady Ninja (Tokyo Shock), Samurai Fiction, Pistol Opera
- Interview with Director Shusuke Kaneko
- Shusuke Kaneko, Three Assistant Directors (Murakami, Aida, Shimizu), and Web Designer (Fujii) Audio Commentary 
- The Making of Special Effects, behind the scenes of Pyrokinesis

Tokyo Shock, over night, has become one of the companies, along side Pioneer with their Onmyoji DVD, which I would most like to see more Toho DVDs from. The effort put forth on Pyrokinesis here surprised me, I was fully expecting a mediocre DVD since it wasn't being sold in any stores around here (most of them didn't even have it in their catalogue). What I got, however, was one of the best Region 1 Toho DVDs on the market. Video quality is superb here: artifacting is all but unnoticeable, the print used here has no color wash at all and is completely devoid of scratches. Unlike other transfers of the film, most notably those released in Hong Kong, the brightness in the DVD is just at the right level. The audio here is flawless, with no pops in the audio track, and is presented in its original Stereo format. The extras on this disc are what really shine. The DVD comes packed with numerous trailers, a total of six just for Pyrokinesis and two Karaoke versions. The DVD also has trailers for Samurai Fiction and Pistol Opera along with previews of Tokyo Shocks DVDs for Versus and Kunoichi Lady Ninja. Along with the healthy supply of trailers is a lengthy interview with director Shusuke Kaneko, of Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999) fame, and a segment on how the special effect scenes in the movie were created. The interview with Shusuke Kaneko should be interesting to any Toho enthusiast as Kaneko goes over Godzilla quite a bit in it. The last extra is audio commentary from the film's director, three Assistant directors, and the person in charge of the Pyrokinesis web site: who offer interesting insight through out the course of the movie. This segment is spoken in Japanese, and has English subtitles at the top of the screen to display what the commentators are saying. Bottom line, anyone with a interest in Toho films outside of Kaiju should check this DVD out, they won't be disappointed.

-Anthony Romero