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One Missed Call (2003)

Chakushin ari (original title)
People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, foretelling their deaths.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Yasushi Akimoto (novel), Minako Daira (screenplay) (as Miwako Daira)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ko Shibasaki ... Yumi Nakamura (as Kô Shibasaki)
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Hiroshi Yamashita
Kazue Fukiishi Kazue Fukiishi ... Natsumi Konishi
Anna Nagata Anna Nagata ... Yoko Okazaki
Atsushi Ida Atsushi Ida ... Kenji Kawai
Mariko Tsutsui ... Marie Mizunuma
Kumiko Imai Kumiko Imai
Keiko Tomita Keiko Tomita
Kayoko Fujii Kayoko Fujii
Yoshiko Noda Yoshiko Noda
Azusa Azusa ... Ritsuko Yamashita
Tetsushi Tanaka Tetsushi Tanaka
Mitsuhiro Sato Mitsuhiro Sato
Kaoru Hanaki Kaoru Hanaki
Hassei Takano 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

17 January 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

One Missed Call See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$542,580 (Japan), 16 January 2004, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Yoko Okazaki: Oh no, it's raining.
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Connections

Followed by One Missed Call Final (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Ikutsuka no Sora
(Few Skies)
Vocal by Ko Shibasaki (as Kou Shibasaki)
Written by Yasushi Akimoto
Composed by Jin Nakamura
Arranged by Chokkaku
Universal J / Chimera Energy
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Chakushin ari is another ghost tale but it gets a bit special when Miike-san is in charge of things.
17 March 2006 | by scobbahSee all my reviews

First, I strongly disagree with some other posters at the board who weren't bothered by Chakushin ari facing a Hollywood remake. Why can't Hollywood keep their dirty fingers away when they fail in their own miserable creativity. Anyhow...

I've just started to dig deeper into the works of Takashi Miike and I have no problems admitting that his movies are awesome. Chakushin ari is another ghost tale but it gets a bit special when Miike-san is in charge of things. What you get in Chakushin ari is, besides the beautiful surroundings and awesome camera work, tension, thrills and a plot which does quite good for being in this genre. It has its moments of originality and compared to the works of Hideo Nakata, I'd say Miike here accomplish a heavier load of tension throughout the whole movie, while Nakata's movies have tension coming in waves, sort of.

I have really nothing to whine about here or rant at. The actors are doing a good job and the piece kept me interested throughout the entire playtime. Thumbs up.


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