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One Missed Call (2003)

Chakushin ari (original title)
People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths.

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Cast

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Yumi Nakamura (as Kô Shibasaki)
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Kazue Fukiishi ...
Natsumi Konishi
Anna Nagata ...
Yoko Okazaki
Atsushi Ida ...
Kenji Kawai
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Marie Mizunuma
Kumiko Imai
Keiko Tomita
Kayoko Fujii
Yoshiko Noda
Azusa ...
Ritsuko Yamashita
Tetsushi Tanaka
Mitsuhiro Sato
Kaoru Hanaki
Hassei Takano
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Storyline

People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot thickens as the surviving characters pursue the answers to this mystery which could save their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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17 January 2004 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

One Missed Call  »

Box Office

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$542,580 (Japan) (16 January 2004)
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Trivia

In the Philippines, the movie poster carries the tagline "For the creators of The Ring and Juon: The Grudge 2." The two mentioned movies have no connection with this movie (except both movies also came from Japan where this movie was originated). See more »

Connections

Followed by One Missed Call 2 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Ikutsuka no Sora
(Few Skies)
by Kou Shibasaki
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A stylish addition to Miike's portfolio
31 December 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

After "Audition" and "Ichi The Killer", I had great expectations for this movie. What it delivers is essentially the "greatest hits" of Asian horror. There's more than a passing resemblance to "The Ring", with bits of "Ju-On" and other films thrown in for good measure.

The film revolves around mobile 'phones. A girl has a message left on her mobile 'phone answering service - only it's been left by herself and in the future! To make matters worse, it ends with a blood curdling scream! Well, it soon turns out that the message is the girl's final words on this mortal coil.

The girl is not alone. It's only a matter of time before the body count starts rising and a race against time begins to solve the mystery of the bizarre calls.

Despite being more than a shade Ringu-clone-esquire, I heartily enjoyed this film. It has some great set-pieces (including a memorable death), some spooky moments, a few "jump" sequences, etc. What the film didn't deliver, though, was any real fear. It was a case of "seen it all before" (a criticism that some levelled at "Ju-On").

The plot unravels in a logical manner and there's a decent pay off. It may not be a future classic, but this is a very well made example of Asian horror cinema.

My rating: 8 out of 10 for a stylish addition to Miike's portfolio


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