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One Missed Call (2003)
"Chakushin ari" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  17 January 2004 (Japan)
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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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Yumi Nakamura (as Kô Shibasaki)
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ...
Kazue Fukiishi ...
Natsumi Konishi
Anna Nagata ...
Yoko Okazaki
Atsushi Ida ...
Kenji Kawai
Mariko Tsutsui ...
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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Death cannot be put on hold... See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$140,322 (Hong Kong) (18 June 2004)
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Trivia

During the opening credit sequence, one of the cell phone ring-tones is the theme song from an earlier 'Takashi Miike (I)' film, Gozu (2003). See more »

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

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Ikutsuka no Sora
(Few Skies)
by Kou Shibasaki
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User Reviews

 
a very great "grudge" movie for Asian horror fans
5 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i read a lot of bad reviews about this fantastic movie, so i watched it without even expecting something good.Of course i was positively surprised,the actors are very good : very few American actress knows how to express pure terror on they're faces as well as a Japanese actress.Miike success in creating an intense and creepy mood that follows you all the way till the end credits.

o.k. so the story is not very original,if you have seen Ju-on, Ringu or Dark water there is nothing new here. it's another Japanese movie with a "grudge" (grudge: curse that happens when someone "most of the times a girl" dies in a tragic or horrible death,then the girl return from the dead to kill,usually grudges have long dark hair covering they're faces) but the ghost or grudge in "one missed call" is a lot more scary than Sadako in ringu or even the one in ju-on and there is a lot of murders going on from the beginning to the end. It's definitely not slow paced like dark water and a lot more entertaining.

But if your like me, when you watch a zombie movie you expect zombies,if you watch a killer movie you expect killings so if you watch a Japanese horror movie expect a grudge cause it's a part of the Japanese mythology so don't go crying out loud that this movie sucks because it's a pale imitation of ringu and ju-on, IT IS NOT!!!!

so, i give this movie 10/10 for three reason: 1: a lot of good scares 2: a very effective and disgusting grudge 3: entertaining from opening credits to the end


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