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One Missed Call...Another J-Horror Remake
tea_green at 2:07PM, Oct. 23, 2007
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The latest of Japanese horror remakes. This one has potential though, IMO

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SarahN at 2:19PM, Oct. 23, 2007
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Of course. Because Americans aren't capable of coming up with their own ideas nowadays. =/ ESPECIALLY with horror.

Well if it's a remake than the original is probably better…and why do they always use such lousy actresses for these remakes? I only saw a few seconds of them and they already irritated me. When they are supposed to look freaked they just get these dumb looks on their faces.

Ooo, such a bitter post by me…but seriously, does anyone else notice this??
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Memmy at 12:08PM, Oct. 24, 2007
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Reminds me of the Grudge… Mainly because it has American actress and it involves the now deceased japense family who apparently are behind all of these event. Ya know what I mean?
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AQua_ng at 12:40PM, Oct. 24, 2007
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…and why do they always use such lousy actresses for these remakes? I only saw a few seconds of them and they already irritated me. When they are supposed to look freaked they just get these dumb looks on their faces.

All the better to kill them off, I guess.

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Sidwarrious at 7:14PM, Oct. 24, 2007
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The original ain't always better. Dark Water sucks no matter what. So does The Ring/Ringu. The only good to come from the ring is Gantz's Sadako!
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8BitLegend at 1:01PM, Oct. 25, 2007
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Compared to the original this looks terrible… They even changed the ringer. For no reason. Blech.
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subcultured at 9:40PM, Oct. 25, 2007
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all they are doing is making the characters white, cuz people freak out if a movie has minorities in it :P

check out all the remakes:
the ring
dark water
the grudge

the films were good, and Americans butcher them to show their superiority.
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Sidwarrious at 12:29AM, Oct. 26, 2007
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subcultured! Bad! You listed the crappy movies made crappier. Just because a film was made somewhere else doesn't make it “exotic” or better. Crap is crap. I don't buy into the anti-American thing that all foreign markets and media is better. For one thing Japan has been stealing ideas from here too! Hell, Astro Boy looks like he does because they stole ideas from Mickey Mouse. That, I know for a fact, is why he has only four fingers. Same goes for Voice Actors, japanese don't mean better and unless you speak japanese you can't tell anyway. Rabble rabble! I could rant for days about this but I'll end there. I'll end with recognize crap when it's crap and don't glamorize it just because someone else thought of it first.
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Crazy Dutchman at 2:19AM, Oct. 26, 2007
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Sidwarrious, you aren't really making sense. It's ok to think the original J-horror movies are crap, but why bring up all that other stuff?? Weird man…

I think this remake is very low. Even if it would be a fun movie (it probably would, I like horror movies either bad or good) the concept is so INCREDIBLY easy to come up with. Japanese people are probably laughing out loud when noticing that Hollywood is even copying THIS idea. Must say I haven't seen Chakushin Ari, so maybe the movie does make original twists and turns, but the plot sounds very lame (but if it's Miike it'll probably have some fine atmosphere).
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tea_green at 6:23AM, Oct. 26, 2007
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Sidwarrious, you aren't really making sense. It's ok to think the original J-horror movies are crap, but why bring up all that other stuff?? Weird man…

I think this remake is very low. Even if it would be a fun movie (it probably would, I like horror movies either bad or good) the concept is so INCREDIBLY easy to come up with. Japanese people are probably laughing out loud when noticing that Hollywood is even copying THIS idea. Must say I haven't seen Chakushin Ari, so maybe the movie does make original twists and turns, but the plot sounds very lame (but if it's Miike it'll probably have some fine atmosphere).

I agree with you on that. Still, Miike's touch makes the film rather unique.

Buuut, if you really wanna get technical, “Chakushin Ari” is a remake of a Korean movie called “The Phone” so this movie is a remake of a remake.
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subcultured at 7:29AM, Oct. 26, 2007
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i don't think there was ever a remake that was ever good…
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Sidwarrious at 3:34PM, Oct. 27, 2007
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I was jes saying that original/originality doesn't mean better. People always seem to think whoever came up with something first came up with it best. As for good remakes? I thought Longest Yard was funnier as a remake since I didn't think the original was that funny at all. In gaming there are more good remakes of originals, but I won't go into it sicne we're discussing movies. OH! The Deadzone. I WAY preferred the Anthony Micheal Hall version over Christopher Walken's performance. Plus the directing was bad in the original. Pissed me off that the characters kept walking past people and staring at nothing to show they were sad or thinking deeply, like it was a bad soap opera. I can't think of a good multicultural remake though…Does the Magnificent Seven from 7 Samurai count?
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jalford at 1:31AM, Oct. 28, 2007
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These Japanese horror films always deal with a young woman being tormented by ghost and spirits. If this were an anime or manga, she'd be going all Buffy on them.
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Phantom Penguin at 6:29AM, Oct. 28, 2007
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I really tired of hearing that american companys are remaking japanese movies. They have gotten so lazy they don't even think of their own scripts anymore. And they remakes always end up being bad anyhow.

What scares me? They are trying to remake Oldboy.
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ozoneocean at 6:35AM, Oct. 28, 2007
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she'd be going all Buffy on them.
Now that's a shit remake… Of sorts. I'm probably one of the very few people who preferred the campy, cool film to the pseudo cool, teen emo crap-one-liner saturated, bad kung-fu, hipster teen TV version. lol!

But that's because I'm a dastardly bastard…

I tried to think up a good movie remake for ages… and couldn't :(
 
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Sidwarrious at 11:39AM, Oct. 28, 2007
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It took me awhile to come up with the couple remakes that even then weren't good, I jes liked more then the originals.
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 5:43PM, Oct. 28, 2007
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you won't have the previews on tv every few F—ing seconds. I do.

and sadly my sister would probably drag me out with her to watch it.

lol no I'll probably go out and watch it with my mom or girlfriend or something.
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trevoramueller at 10:31AM, Nov. 1, 2007
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Because American didn't ruin The Eye yet, they need to try to get this into the pipeline before everyone realized that only clever editing can save American horror….

…hint: PG-13 may put butts in seats, but it doesn't necessarily make for good horror.
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magickmaker at 9:22AM, Nov. 6, 2007
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These Japanese horror films always deal with a young woman being tormented by ghost and spirits. If this were an anime or manga, she'd be going all Buffy on them.

That was a really convient thing to say, because when I saw the trailer in theaters the first thing I thought was “Hey! There's that blonde precog girl from Buffy!”

I wonder if she dies in all of her roles, like Paris Hilton?
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Sidwarrious at 12:32PM, Nov. 6, 2007
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Hilton DESERVES to die though.
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subcultured at 12:23AM, Dec. 5, 2007
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i don't think there was ever a remake that was ever good…

i take that back. the departed was pretty good and better than the source material.
it was a remake of a japanese movie called “infernal afairs”
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mechanical_lullaby at 3:13AM, Dec. 5, 2007
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One Missed Call is the best Japanese Horror Movie ever. Right next to Ju-on or, you know, Witchboard.

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Exzachly at 3:05PM, Dec. 7, 2007
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i take that back. the departed was pretty good and better than the source material.
it was a remake of a japanese movie called “infernal afairs”
Agggrrrhhh… I really didnt like the departed. It was so much more shallow than Infernal Affairs. The end was REALLY over the top. And then it won the oscar for best movie? Why? it was a fucking remake!
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Nergal at 8:25PM, Dec. 7, 2007
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I didn't really like the original much so I doubt I'll like this one unless they change the ending and make it cooler. I hope they keep the ring tone though. It was pretty catchy.
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