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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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Death cannot be put on hold... See more »


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

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17 January 2004 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

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$542,580 (Japan) (16 January 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 »

Connections

Version of One Missed Call (2008) See more »

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

 
Timelines don't lie
6 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

For those who think this movie is derivative, and specifically cite Ju-On, Ringu, and Dark Water as its inspiration, perhaps they should check the release date of MPD Psycho. It's 2000, the same year that Ju-On was premiered on TV.

I wouldn't go so far as to say that Takashi Miike invented this spooky technology genre, but the evil spirit/ghost in the machine in MPD Psycho originally moved from host to host via mobile phone and internet connection. Maybe Miike was influenced by Joe Dante's electrical Gremlin, or Wes Craven's Shocker. Only he would know. Whatever the reality, One Missed Call, plays out like MPD Psycho episode seven, shot on film instead of digital video, so it looks darker, less jokey, and consequently, more professional. The ring-tone even has an air of eerie familiarity about it.

As an oblique footnote to the MPD series, it's pretty good. As a moody grudge movie in its own right, it punches well above its weight.


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