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|
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One Missed Call
|1hr 23 mins||15|
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|Run time:||1 hour 23 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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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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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.
makes your hair stand on end!By Igobymanynames (1 review) , 19 Apr 2011I wasn't expecting to like this film as I thought it would be a cheap remake but it was actually quite good! This film won't be a waste of an evening and I dare you to watch it alone at night.
'Twas okay.By Allygurl (7 reviews) from Sunderland , 14 Apr 2011This movie was fine, nothing spectacular but also not disappointing. The two leads worked well together and didn't overact which is often the case with these type of remakes. I preferred the original version--the Japanese always make creepy horrors--yet this was a decent attempt at recreating that movie to reach a more 'mainstream' audience...ie; the English speaking world.
*Yes, we've all seen these type of movies before and therefore shouldn't be shocked that they don't surpass the originals.*
Nothing wrong with it!By a customer , 06 Apr 2011A good honest horror movie. Nothing ground breaking but definitely worth watching. As for repetitive theme, what's original these days? I thought it was ace.
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