DVD Title
One Missed Call 2
International Title
One Missed Call 2
DVD Length Original Length
106 Minutes 106 Minutes
Company Year of Manufacture
Tokyo Shock 2006
Language Subtitles
Japanese, English English
Region Number of Discs
1 2
Aspect Ratio Sound
1.85:1 (Anamorphic) 2.0 Stereo, 5.1 Surround
Extras
. Menus (English)
. Chapters (16)
. Trailers: One Missed Call 2 (4 Theatrical, 4 TV spots), One Missed Call, The Neighbor No. Thirteen, Shadow: Dead Riot, Deathtrange, Hiruko, Choking Hazard, Zona Mutante
. Making of Documentary (33 minutes)
. Short Film "Gomu" (4 minutes)
. Deleted Scenes (3/3/3 minutes)
Captures
Review

Tokyo Shock has done it again, adding yet another "Grade A" release to their ever growing portfolio of titles. Where their DVD of the first One Missed Call was a little lacking in the video department, this one manages to succeeded with flying colors while at the same time also boasting great audio quality and a nice collection of supplemental material for fans of the series to look over.


 Video:

Not perfect, but still a fairly extraordinary video presentation through and through. The colors are probably the best done aspect of this release, as they are present with an excellent level of depth that displays deep reds and other shades with great vibrancy. The brightness level is also set just right here, as it doesn't overpower the lighter scenes while also not drowning out the details during the numerous dark sequences found in the movie. The print used for the transfer also appears to be in excellent condition, with only a very faint layer of grain to be found through out. The entire movie also looks very sharp, while there are no signs of edge enhancement being utilized to achieve this artificially.

One Missed Call 2 is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is Anamorphic for widescreen TVs.


 Audio:
Tokyo Shock has done an amazing job on the audio presentation of this release, including an abundance of options with more or less flawless clarity that is sure to please. In total, there are four audio tracks, two of them are in Japanese with the first being a 2.0 stereo track and the second a 5.1 surround track. Both of these are presented superbly, especially the 5.1 mix which has amazing speaker range when the film allows it. The second two tracks are dubbed into English, and are present in both 2.0 stereo and 5.1 surround. Beyond the merits of the dubbing performances, which are pretty poor, the actual audio quality tends to be crisp, without even a hint of some inconsistencies, and some nice speaker distinction on the sound effects, although the voice acting itself sounds a little flat in the multi-channel presentation.

One Missed Call 2 is accompanied by, removable, English subtitles that have two settings: one to translate text only (as a companion for the dubbed track) and the other is a full translation of everything for the Japanese tracks.


 Extras:

Although the amount of content found here is notably light in contrast to Tokyo Shock's One Missed Call DVD, the former was such an exemplary release in this regard that it's hard to hold it against their disc for the second film. In its own right, One Missed Call 2 does features a wealth of supplemental material that is sure to keep Japanese horror fans happy.

The front runner extra here is a rather lengthy 33 minute documentary on the making of the film. In actuality this tends to focus more on interviewing the film's main cast members, while short behind the scenes sequences are used as transitions between each of these. The extra is fairly interesting for those who enjoyed the film, as the actors detail the process they went through in making the film.

The second extra found in this set, and probably the one people will enjoy the most, is a short four minute movie called "Gomu." Like the "Alternate Ending" done for the first film, this is a tongue and cheek movie that pokes some fun at the feature film. I won't give away the gag in this one, but I will say the idea was much more creative than the similar extra found on the first.

Next up are three deleted scenes from the movie, each running three minutes in length. The deleted scenes themselves aren't particularly interesting, it's easy to see why they didn't make it into the final cut, but it's also great to see content like this as cut footage is so rare for region 1 Japanese DVDs.

Finally, the two discs are also jam packed with a total of eight adverts for the film, with the four theatrical ones located on the first disc while the four TV spots are found on the second disc in the set. Like all of Tokyo Shock's titles, the extras here (all of which are in Japanese) are also available with removable English subtitles.


 Overview:

Bottom line, in all honesty this is one of the better done region 1 Japanese DVDs out there. Tokyo Shock continues to raise the bar for themself, and others, while Japanese horror fans, or anyone who even remotly enjoyed the first film in the series, shouldn't hesitate to pick up this release.

- Anthony Romero  
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