DVD Title
 One Missed Call 3: Final
International Title
 One Missed Call: Final
Movie Length: 104 minutes Original Length: 104 minutes
Company: Tokyo Shock Release: 2009
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic: Yes
Region: 1 Discs: 2
  
Language/Sound: Order
Japanese (2.0 Stereo), Japanese (5.1 Surround), English (2.0 Stereo), English (5.1 Surround)
Subtitles:
English
Extras
· Menus (English)
· Chapters (12)
· Trailers: Red Eye, Tokyo Gore Police (US), Black House, Hair Extensions
· Maki Horikita and Meisa Kuroki Documentary (15 minutes)
· Yun-seok Jang Documentary (11 minutes)
· Love Story (12 minutes)
· Making of Feature (52 minutes)
· Mimiko Feature (15 minutes)
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Review
Anthony Romero

Back in 2005, Tokyo Shock released the first One Missed Call to DVD, giving it a nice two disc set and presentation. The company followed this up the next year by releasing its sequel to DVD, One Missed Call 2, in what remains one of the best releases for a Toho film on region 1. Four years later, Tokyo Shock finishes up the franchise with another grade A offering in the form of this set for One Missed Call: Final. Everything about this release is pretty grand, from a great video and audio presentation to a wealth of extras available around the movie.


 Video: Star Rating

The video track included with this DVD set is stellar. It contains a nice lush array of colors, although the movie's more subdued hues don't often take advantage of it, and a good amount of detail with a sharp look without any overt edge enhancement. The print, as expected, is in great shape without any scratches. In fact, the video's only downfall is that there is a lot of "noise" or "specs" on the print, although this could be due to the way the movie was shot.

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


 Audio:

A great selection is included on this disc. Both the original Japanese track and a English dub are included, and both are presented in a 2.0 stereo channel or a 5.1 surround channel depending on preference. Both sound good, with no real noticeable discrepancies, while the surround mix presents some good depth on the rare occasion the film utilizes it.

The audio is complimented by removable English subtitles.


 Extras:

Tokyo Shock has stocked this two disc set with a ton of supplemental content. In fact, around an hour and 45 minutes worth of content.

First up on the list are a pair of videos focused on the actors. The first is a 15 minute piece on actresses Maki Horikita and Meisa Kuroki. This is a post production look, showing the two doing media circuits and the opening night greeting with the press to promote the movie, along with some short instances of the two stars conversing with each other. The second video is focused on Korean star Yun-seok Jang and his efforts to blend in with the Japanese crew. This feature is conducted during the movie's production.

Following this is an interesting supplement called "Love Story", which is actually a video giving background information on the couple of Emiri and Jinwa. It actually helps to develop the relationship a lot, and it's somewhat of a shame that the director couldn't have attempted to incorporate this footage and the stories into the movie in order to give their relationship more depth and meaning during the film.

Next is a very long making of feature that covers various aspects of the movie's production. It also includes interviews with actresses Maki Horikita and Meisa Kuroki along with director Manabu Asou.

Finally, the last feature on this disc is one that focuses on Mimiko, the spirit-like being of the series. This is played kind of for laughs, although it doesn't always succeed. The interesting part, though, is when she visits the well from Ring (1998) and Mimiko tries to ape Sadako's famous emergence from it. Overall, it's a nice bit of homage to the horror classic.

Overall, the disc has a great selection of extras. In fact, the only area holding this set off from a perfect score here is the, slightly odd, lack of trailers for One Missed Call: Final itself.


 Overview:

Bottom line, this is another fantastic set from Tokyo Shock, who has really given the One Missed Call series the royal treatment on the DVD format. Anyone interested in the franchise, or Japanese horror in particular, is well merited in picking this set up to check out the last entry in the series.