ONE MISSED CALL Trilogy On Blu-ray in February From Arrow Video US
Source: Arrow Video US, MVD Entertainment Group press release
Special Thanks to Clint Weiler
An iconic trilogy of J-horror films comes to Blu-ray for the first time! Tapping into the same brand of terror as the RING and GRUDGE movies, visionary director Takashi Miike (AUDITION, BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL) presents a modern, high-tech twist on that mainstay of Japanese folklore, the yurei or vengeful spirit, in the form of its own iconic antihero — the terrifying Mimiko.
In the first installment in the trilogy, 2003’s ONE MISSED CALL (着信アリ, Chakushin Ari), student Yoko (Anna Nagata, BATTLE ROYALE) receives a phone message from her future self, ending with her own death scream. Two days later, she dies in a horrific rail collision. As the mysterious phone curse spreads, claiming more young lives, Yoko’s friend Yumi (Ko Shibasaki, BATTLE ROYALE, 47 RONIN) joins forces with detective Hiroshi (Shinichi Tsutsumi, SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO), whose sister met the same gruesome fate. But can they unravel the mystery before the clock runs out on the next victim — Yumi herself?
Mimiko’s curse continues to wreak bloody havoc in two sequels — 2005’s ONE MISSED CALL 2 (着信アリ２, Chakushin Ari 2) and 2006’s ONE MISSED CALL: FINAL (着信アリ ファイナル, Chakushin Ari Fainaru) — in addition to spawning a TV series and an American remake. This lavish collection from Arrow Video gathers together the original trilogy and a swathe of in-depth bonus features for the ultimate spine-tingling experience.
Street Date: 02/25/20
Label: Arrow Video
Run Time: 336 mins
Number of Discs: 2
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 5.1 SURROUND
List Price: $49.95
• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentations
• Lossless Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 soundtracks
• Optional English subtitles
• New audio commentary on ONE MISSED CALL by Miike biographer Tom Mes
• THE MAKING OF ONE MISSED CALL, an hour-long archival documentary on the film’s production
• Archival interviews on One Missed Call with actors Ko Shibasaki, Shinichi Tsutsumi and Kazue Fukiishi, and director Takashi Miike
• Archival interview on ONE MISSED CALL with director Takashi Miike
• Archival footage from the ONE MISSED CALL premiere
• LIVE OR DIE TV special
• A Day with the Mizunuma Family
• ONE MISSED CALL alternate ending
• THE MAKING OF ONE MISSED CALL 2, a half-hour archival documentary on the film’s production
• GOMU, a short film by ONE MISSED CALL 2 director Renpei Tsukamoto
• ONE MISSED CALL 2 deleted scenes
• ONE MISSED CALL 2 music video
• THE MAKING OF ONE MISSED CALL: FINAL, an hour-long archival documentary on the film’s production
• Maki and Meisa, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on ONE MISSED CALL: FINAL with actresses Maki Horikita and Meisa Kuroki
• Behind the Scenes with Keun-Suk Jang, an archival featurette with ONE MISSED CALL: FINAL’s South Korean star
• THE LOVE STORY, a short film tie-in for ONE MISSED CALL: FINAL
• Candid Mimiko, an archival location tour with the series’ iconic villain
• Theatrical trailers and TV spots
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
About MVD Entertainment Group
MVD Entertainment Group is a full service music and movie distribution firm, exclusively representing thousands of audio and visual products for DVD, Bluray, CD, vinyl, and digital rights, worldwide. MVD also exclusively distributes a growing line of merchandise including limited edition collectibles, tee shirts, and more.
“Serving Artists and Audiences” is MVD’s purpose statement; it represents a commitment to the interests of the musicians, filmmakers, record labels, producers, managers, and every link in the supply chain. The customers are the Audience, from wholesalers, sub-distributors, major retail chains, online retailers, specialists, and independent mom and pop stores, all the way to the consumer.
MVD Entertainment Group was founded in 1986 by Tom Seaman, an industry veteran with prior experience with The Record Hunter, Sam Goody, CBS Retail, and JEM Distribution. Tom, along with his family Elinor, Eve and Ed, initially focused on music videotapes.
At the turn of the century, with the advent of DVD, MVD built a large catalog of exclusively distributed audiovisual content on DVD’s, with special strength in music concert films, horror movies, documentaries, comedy, cult classics, and much more.