One Missed Call details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Shannyn Sossamon, Edward Burns, Ana Claudia Talancon, Ray Wise, Azura Skye, Johnny Lewis, Jason Beghe|
|Collections:||Our Instant Picks, Something for the Weekend..., Staff Picks, WarnerFilms, WarnerFilms Halloween|
One Missed Call
|1hr 23 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 23 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
Most helpful review
NEAR MISSBy hunkydomste (48 reviews) from Liverpool , 30 Sep 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]It is a bit of a shame that what started off as the occasional more or less good remake of a Japanese Horror film (The Ring and The Grudge I thought were great) led to this year's flood of so-so retreads.
One Missed Call hit the big screens right next to the likes of The Eye and Shutter and you would be forgiven for thinking it did not really stick out much amongst the rest. Watching it on its own and isolated for the first time now, I think it's neither as good nor as bad as it might have been, but it provides standard horror/slasher/ghosty entertainment- pretty much by the rule book.
The victims in this Ring-meets-Final Destination style slasher all receive a call (or voicemail even, since they- you guessed it- miss the call) from themselves in the nearby future, screaming and apparently heading for the off. As they get closer to the point in time from which the original call was sent, they start seeing creepy faces, weird things and finally what was heard on the voice message gets a live play.
Needless to say, someone goes and investigates where all this started. In this case it's Shannyn Sossamon and Ed Burns, both likeable and talented enough, although I have a slight inkling that given their past passionate and excellent performances their direction was mostly 'Don't act too well now!'. But it works here ok.
One Missed Call is very formulaic, but has a few novelties, little twists, some ascerbic mickey take out of the media and a creepy ring tone that will stick in your head.
All in all not for those who want fresh and new material, but those who like a good old rule book slasher with some interesting ingredients will find this to be staple diet.
SEE THIS IF YOU LIKED
* THE RING
* FINAL DESTINATION
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Creepy cringe worthy feastBy XxTashyxX (5 reviews) from Penrith , 05 Jun 2011Okay I have not seen the orginal and for a remake of a japanese horror this is brillant the acting was good the concept was great and their are creepy moments throughout.
I really don't understand the poor reviews on this film it just goes to show that they are all opnions and it depends on what you like. If you like gory horrors where everyone gets ripped to pieces in a disturbing torture fest then this is not for you, however if you like creepy cringeful horrors which make you mind run riot then watch it.
Best you can do when it comes to reviews is try to find a like minded person I do not scare easy I very rarely get scared by films but this had me cringing in my seat and my family we all agreed it was a good film and we all have very different views my advice if you like the sound of something watch it because everyone is different.
It's Not That Bad!!!!!By a customer , 07 May 2011This film got some of the worst write ups I have ever seen, but I went with the trailer and decided to give it a shot.
It really isn't as bad as it's made out to be (it was voted something like 2nd worst film of the decade) and although it's been promoted as a much better film as it actually turns out, I guess it's not ment to be taken all that seriously.
Just enjoy it!!! A fast paced, fun horror film.
And it's actually quite scary at parts...
One Missed OpportunityBy TheAxemanCometh (7 reviews) , 02 May 2011I was looking froward to seeing this, but was disappointed. The problem? It just isn't scary. Not at all! One mildly jumpy moment involving a dead body, but other than that... Nothing.
In fact 'Twilight' was scarier (but only because Twilight was so appallingly dreadful!).
Horrific cacaBy a customer , 02 May 2011Not a bad horror - Is quite scary in places and did make me jump a couple of times. Film is based on a remake of a Japanese horror. But the original is better (sometimes always is). But not bad - definately ok as horrors go.
Techno Horror Remake Of A Japanese Cult MovieBy welshtrekker (34 reviews) from Wales, UK , 26 Apr 2011Superb techno horror from the depths of Japanese cinema. This remake of the movie 'Chakushin Ari' promises a terrific chilling ride - and delivers well. Strange and ominous mobile phone calls transmitting leave voice mails that somehow depict a bleak future roughly 48 hours from the receipt of the call for the unlucky recipient plus a clue as to how that person will die including their last words. It seems the Japanese movie industry never fails to capture the numerous ways our everyday gadgets can well - kill you. Not even digital cameras are safe according to the movie Shutter when movies emerge from the techno elite world that is Japan. Yet again, the phone is the target prop as remakes based on Japanese horror flicks continue to capture the true essence of a horror movie.