(Film) One Missed Call (Japan)

25 Feb

One Missed Call (着信アリ Chakushin ari) is a 2003 J-Horror movie directed by Takashi Miike. The trademark “ringtone of death” from this film had become rather popular, and was actually used as a ringtone and background music for unofficial haunted houses.
Title : One Missed Call
Directed by Takashi Miike
Produced by Yoichi Arishige, Fumio Inoue, Naoki Sato
Written by Yasushi Akimoto, Minako Daira
Cinematography Hideo Yamamoto
Editing by Yasushi Shimamura
Studio Kadokawa-Daiei
Distributed : Toho
Release date(s) : Japan Jan 17, 2003
Running time : 112 min.
Country : Japan
Language : Japanese
Kou Shibasaki as Yumi Nakamura
Shinichi Tsutsumi as Hiroshi Yamashita
Kazue Fukiishi as Natsumi Konishi
Anna Nagata as Yoko Okazaki
Atsushi Ida as Kenji Kawai
Kanna Ito as Rina
Mariko Tsutsui as Marie Mizunuma
Azusa as Ritsuko Yamashita
Karen Oshima as Mimiko Mizunuma
Renji Ishibashi as Detective

While in a bar with her friends, the teenager Yoko Okazaki receives a voice mail from the future telling the date and time when she would die. On the next day, Yumi overhears a group of students talking about the urban legend that people are mysteriously receiving phone calls with date and time of their death in the near future. In the precise informed hour, Yoko is attacked by a supernatural force in a train station while talking to her friend Yumi Nakamura. Yumi seeks out Kioto’s boyfriend Kenji Kawai, who also received a call, and witnesses his death in an elevator shaft. When her roommate Natsumi Konishi receives a call, Yoko befriends Hiroshi Yamashita, who tells her that his sister Ritsuko was the first victim of the phone call. While in the hospital, Yumi hears an asthma pump and recalls that she heard the same noise when Kenji died. They decide to investigate victims of asthma in the hospital and find the name of Marie Mizunuma and her daughters Mimiko and Nanako. They search the family together trying to save Natsumi from her fate.

Sequels and remakes
– One Missed Call 2 sequel was created with an enveloping curse, so that two curses on cellphones are played out.
– One Missed Call: Final is, according to the title, the end to the Chakushin Ari mythos.
– Warner Bros. remade the film into an American version titled One Missed Call.
– One Missed Call, also known as Chakushin Ari – the TV series, is a 2005 ten-episode Japanese television drama that followed the films. It was released in a five-box set in Japan without subtitles, and also in Malaysia, in an English-subtitled three-DVD set, under the title Ghost Ring.

Source : en.wikipedia.org


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