|release date||September 13 2005|
|writer||Yasushi Akimoto, Minako Daira|
|starring||Kou Shibasaki, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Kazue Fukiishi, Renji Ishibashi|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisWhen Yumi's friend meets a gruesome and mysterious death three days after receiving a phone call on her mobile phone that was dated from the future, Yumi finds herself destined to meet the same doom. As her friends one-by-one meet the same grisly end, Yumi takes it upon herself to figure out the puzzle before her, in hopes that she can solve it before her phone rings as well.
Once-maverick Japanese director Takashi Miike (“Audition”, “Ichi the Killer”, “Visitor Q”) has pulled off his most shocking feat yet: turning in a boring, illogical, and utterly derivative horror film. Miike fans (I count myself as one, generally) will be sorely disappointed by his entry into the bloated “scary ghost girls with lots of hair” subgenre, and even those unfamiliar with his work will likely pick up on the fact that this guy simply has no grasp on conventional genre filmmaking – however reflexive this exercise may be. Watching “One Missed Call” is sort of like watching a performance artist do a bad Elvis impersonation: the fact that it’s “commentary” doesn’t alone make it entertaining. In the end you’d have been much better off rewatching your faded copy of Live in Vegas and making your own judgements. …Read More