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Release Date:
17 January 2004 (Japan) See more »
Death cannot be put on hold... See more »
People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ko Shibasaki ... Yumi Nakamura (as Kô Shibasaki)
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Hiroshi Yamashita
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
Koji Yazawa
Daisuke Iijima
Minori Fujikura
Shoichi Kamiya
Mika Yagisawa
Karen Ôshima ... Mimiko Mizunuma
Sena Shimuzu
Sakuya Yamada
Kohei Yoshida
Shin'nosuke Abe (as Shinnosuke Abe)
Noriko Eguchi
Kiyomi Kobayashi
Yuna Mikuni (as Yuna Mikunu)
Megumi Okada
Atsuko Murakawa
Kosuke Kimoto
Kana Ito
Akira Matsuda
Yorihito Kinouchi
Yasuhi Nakamura
Masanobu Matsuda
Barae Tagaki
Sachiko Isarai
Ken'ichi Endô
Yutaka Matsushige ... Ichiro Fujieda
Gorô Kishitani ... Oka
Renji Ishibashi ... Motomiya
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Cappelletti ... Oka (voice: English version)
Sam Carr ... Hitomi (voice: English version)
Peter Doyle ... Senoo (voice: English version)

Barbara Goodson ... Mrs. Nakamura (voice: English version)
Kate Higgins ... Yumi Nakamura (voice: English version) (as Kate Higgins)

Megan Hollingshead ... Voicemail (voice: English version) (as Karen Thompson)
Marina Kozawa

Michael McConnohie ... Motomiya (voice: English version)

Liam O'Brien ... Hiroshi Yamashita (voice: English version)

Sam Riegel ... Kenji (voice: English version) (as Sam Regal)

Stephanie Sheh ... Natsumi Konishi (voice: English version)
Steve Staley ... Phone Salesman (voice: English version)
Doug Stone ... Masakazu Hirayama (voice: English version)

Karen Strassman ... Nanako Mizunuma (voice: English version) (as Mia Bradly)

Kim Strauss ... Fujieda (voice: English version)
Cristina Valenzuela ... Ritsuko Mimiko (voice: English version)

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
Writing credits
Yasushi Akimoto (novel)

Minako Daira (screenplay)

Alex Von David 

Produced by
Yoichi Arishige .... producer
Fumio Inoue .... producer
Kazuo Kuroi .... executive producer
Hiroshi Okawa .... co-executive producer
Naoki Sato .... producer
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
Cinematography by
Hideo Yamamoto 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura 
Casting by
Kaeko Sakamoto 
Production Design by
Hisao Inagaki 
Makeup Department
Etsuko Egawa .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production manager (english version)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bunmei Katô .... assistant director (as Fumiaki Katô)
Sound Department
Christian Alexander Moran .... sound editor (english version)
Deb Munini .... adr engineer
Atsushi Nakamura .... sound
Kevin Patzelt .... sound editor
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Chakushin ari" - Japan (original title)
"You've Got a Call" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for violence, disturbing images and brief nudity
Japan:112 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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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41 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
A fun ride into Miike's more commercial world, 19 March 2004
Author: melvin-18 from Tokyo, Japan

It is hard to do something new in the world of horror these days. Even Japanese horrors which were deemed fresh in the late 90's got more and more repetitive, and we can say that after Kairo, there is nothing really fresh coming out of the horror department of Japanese films. The quiet atmosphere and the fear towards darkness within colorless world possessed by vicious female ghosts is no longer new to both Japan and the rest of the world. Ju-ons (all of them except the part 2 of the one made only for video which sucked badly) are scary; the series break the silent rule of Japanese horrors, its director even say that he tried to go the opposite way Nakata and Kurosawa went, he will scare the audience by showing the ghosts and gore as much as possible. And Ju-ons worked, to some extent; the director is successful in creating the world of nightmare that co-exist with the ordinary world that people live in. He use a normal house/apartment as his stage of fear and bring out all the every possible scare out of every corner of that place. But one can also say that Ju-ons are good only in parts; its strength is just the sum of a few very scary scenes that the director successfully created and not the overall atmosphere or the story of the films. Now it's time for the ever creative Miike who once scared the hell out of the audience, not by using ghosts, but using a sadistic but innocent-looking girl, to put some new blood into Japanese horrors. As a big fan of J-horror and Miike, I was so looking forward to the film and that I was afraid my high expectation will kill it, but the result was beyond my expectation, I enjoyed this thrill ride so much I wish it would never end.

In terms of story, Chakushin Ari is nothing new. It's the Ring plus mobile phone plus Miike trademark's world of weirdness. However, it's execution is a very good blend of Nakata's the silent and dark world and Simizu's bang bang ghost is coming style, and the result, IMHO, is very fresh and satisfying. Miike has toned down his weird and over-the-top scenes to suit the taste of wider audiences, but this film is still full of creative and scary scenes (the scene at the TV station which I deem so good it's classic, and the scene at the hospital which is so weird and spooky that I wish it could last longer) with quite satisfying story and (many may argue) acceptable open ending. Although his ingredients are nonetheless recycle of old tricks (everything from dark corners, female ghosts, old apartments, old hospitals, scary-as-hell sound effects, and right out of the screen gore and ghosts), they are orchestrated in such a stylish and enjoyable way that I can't help jumping and flinching while at the same time enjoying the ever rushing adrenalin in my vein. Repetitive, may be, but fresh ideas are still everywhere; Miike stood very good balance between Nakata's atmospheric scare/strong story and Shimizu illogically outrageous and bizarre world. In sum, a very very entertaining grade A pure horror (not psychological thriller in disguise) which is both repetitive and fresh at the same time. This film should satisfied both hardcore horror fans and those who want satisfying entertainment.

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