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"Masters of Horror" Imprint (2006)

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Director:
Writers:
Mick Garris (creator)
Daisuke Tengan (teleplay)
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Original Air Date:
25 February 2006 (Season 1, Episode 13)
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Plot:
In the 1800s, an American returns to Japan to find the prostitute he fell in love with, but instead learns of the psychical and existential horror that befell her after he left. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Masters of Horror... Great, Banning an episode...Lame. See more (88 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Billy Drago ... Christopher
Shihô Harumi ... Laborer #1 (as Shihou Harumi)

Michié ... Komomo (as Michie)
Magy ... Laborer #2
Shin'ichi Tokuhara ... Laborer #3 (as Shinichi Tokuhara)
Takao Handa ... Yoshi, Laborer #4
Hiroshi Kuze ... Boatman
Miyuki Konno ... Dead Woman
Yutaka Matsuzaki ... Gate Keeper #1
Hiroshi Fujita ... Gate Keeper #2
Sachiko Matsuura ... Shamisen Player
Noriko Eguchi ... Whore #1
Megumu Takada ... Whore #2
Yuno ... Whore #3
Miho Harita ... Whore #4

Yûki Kudô ... Woman
Toshie Negishi ... Madam of the House
Mame Yamada ... Touter
Tokitoshi Shiota ... Elderly Woman
Risa Uehara ... Girl with Blue Eyes
Kumiko Imai ... Mother
Hôka Kinoshita ... Father

Miho Ninagawa ... Pregnant Woman
Suzuno Nomura ... Girl in Woman's Flashback
Seriyu Ichino ... Buddhist Priest (as Seiryu Ichino)
Shinichi Tanaka ... Pimp
Yasushi Tomobe ... Woman's Customer
Shimako Iwai ... Torturer Woman
Katsuyuki Shimosugi ... Boy #1
Haruo Fukuhara ... Boy #2
Keita Murase ... Boy #3
Dong Wook Min ... Prison Guard #1
Takumi Matsumoto ... Prison Guard #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miyuki Komagata

Episode Crew
Directed by
Takashi Miike 
 
Writing credits
Mick Garris (creator)

Daisuke Tengan (teleplay)

Shimako Iwai (novel "Bokkê, kyôtê")

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Bo Altherr .... producer: special features
Rie Arikawa .... associate producer
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Stephen R. Brown .... executive producer (as Steve Brown)
Ben Browning .... co-producer: Industry Entertainment
Andrew Deane .... executive producer
Mick Garris .... executive producer
Adam Goldworm .... co-producer: Industry Entertainment
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Fumio Inoue .... producer
Takeo Kodera .... associate producer
Elizabeth Kushman .... associate producer
Jennie Lew Tugend .... producer
Yosuke Nakamura .... co-producer
Danielle Reardon .... associate producer
Lisa Richardson .... producer
Tom Rowe .... producer
Lauren Weissman .... producer (as Lauren C. Weissman)
Akira Yamamoto .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Kôji Endô  (as Kozy Endo Jr.)
 
Cinematography by
Toyomichi Kurita (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura 
 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor  (as Nancy Nayor Battino)
Tsuyoshi Sugino 
Kelly Wagner  (as Kelly Martin Wagner)
 
Production Design by
Takashi Sasaki 
Hisashi Sasaki (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Hiroshi Tanaka 
 
Costume Design by
Michiko Kitamura 
 
Makeup Department
Masao Fukuda .... assistant special effects makeup artist
Jun Furukawa .... assistant hair stylist
Jun Furukawa .... assistant makeup artist
Tsukushi Ichikawa .... hair stylist
Tsukushi Ichikawa .... makeup artist
Kayo Ito .... assistant hair stylist
Kayo Ito .... assistant makeup artist
Satoshi Ito .... assistant hair stylist
Satoshi Ito .... assistant makeup artist
Kayoko Kinjyo .... assistant hair stylist
Kayoko Kinjyo .... assistant makeup artist
Hiroyuki Kusaka .... wigs: Woman & Girl
Kennji Makita .... chief assistant hair stylist
Kennji Makita .... chief assistant makeup artist
Marou .... assistant hair stylist
Marou .... assistant makeup artist
Yûichi Matsui .... special makeup effects artist
Norihiro Miyoshi .... assistant special effects makeup artist
Hiroshi Nishigai .... hair dye
Kaori Tokuda .... assistant special effects makeup artist
 
Production Management
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager: IDT Entertainment (as Margo Zimmerman)
Tatsuya Mouri .... production manager
Marie Norton .... administrative manager: IDT Entertainment
Zaida Rodriguez .... assistant manager: IDT Entertainment
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive in charge of production: IDT Entertainment
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kentaro Horie .... trainee assistant director
Shinjiro Nishimura .... third assistant director
Masato Tanno .... first assistant director
Yoshitaka Yamaguchi .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Youji Daitoku .... set constructor
Shinsuke Kojima .... art designer (as Shinnsuke Kojima)
Kazuta Matsunaga .... property master
Hitomi Nimura .... set dresser
Mika Okamoto .... credits designer: end title text
Satoko Saito .... art designer
Hiromitsu Soma .... storyboard artist
Hideki Takeuchi .... credits designer
Jun Tsukane .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Yukido Hotozuka .... boom operator (as Yukio Hotozuka)
Masaki Ikeda .... boom operator
Minako Imai .... cable person
Takashi Kosaka .... studio operator: Aoi Studio
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects editor (as Kennji Shibazaki)
Hitoshi Tsurumaki .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Yûichi Matsui .... special effects makeup (as Yuichi Matsui)
Akira Sakamoto .... gun effects
 
Visual Effects by
Aki Fujita .... cgi artist: OLM Digital
So Hashimoto .... compositing supervisor: OLM Digital
Takashi Hosokawa .... cgi artist: OLM Digital
Kaori Ohtagaki .... cgi director: OLM Digital (as Kaori Ootagaki)
Misako Saka .... CGI producer
Yuichi Yamamoto .... cgi artist: OLM Digital
Shingo Yoshida .... cgi artist: OLM Digital
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Toshiki Fukase .... third assistant camera
Tomoko Ishikawa .... still photographer
Michiaki Kamochi .... electrician
Masao Kanazawa .... gaffer
Masato Kaneko .... first assistant camera
Kosuke Kasai .... second assistant camera
Kohei Kato .... fourth assistant camera
Daisuke Komada .... electrician
Hidenori Nagata .... best boy electric
Akihiro Shimura .... electrician
Yoshinori Ueno .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shinichi Fuyuto .... wardrobe production
Setsuko Ishida .... kimono stylist
Kazuhiro Sawataishi .... wardrobe
Yuko Sugiyama .... kimono stylist (as Yuuko Sugiyama)
Osamu Tsuda .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Yuriko Hosono .... assistant editor
Shigeyuki Toriumi .... telecine
Yoshinari Yamzaki .... on-line editor (as Yoshinari Yamazaki)
 
Music Department
Sachiko Matsuura .... music performer: nagauta music
Sachiko Matsuura .... musician: shamisen
Ed Shearmur .... composer: theme music (as Edward Shearmur)
 
Transportation Department
Vince Morden .... cable truck (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tomomi Aizawa .... double: Komomo
Tomoo Fukatsu .... location manager
Gary Garfinkel .... network executive
Kristin Harris .... production coordinator: IDT Entertainment
Emiko Kondo .... stand-in
Yuri Morikawa .... production accountant
Hidetoshi Oneda .... making video director
Shinya Saeki .... production assistant
Louie Schwartzberg .... stock footage (as Louis Schwartzberg)
Eriko Shimizu .... production desk
Christian Storms .... on-set interpreter
Christian Storms .... screenplay translator
Akihito Terada .... production assistant
Nadia Venesse .... dialect coach
Steven Vlasak .... operations manager
Golan Ramras .... director of development: Kadokawa Pictures, USA (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mick Garris  creator

Makeup Department
Leanne Rae Podavin .... special makeup effects artist
Sherry Van Gool .... additional assistant makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raj Uppal .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Martin P. Blaine .... lead carpenter
Bill Morrill .... lead carpenter
 
Sound Department
Kris Casavant .... assistant sound editor
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Talvinder Gill .... assistant sound editor
Shawn Miller .... sound mixer: second unit
 
Special Effects by
Ozzy Alvarez .... lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Jenny Wallace .... special effects runner
 
Stunts
Byron Briscoe .... stunt double
Clint Carleton .... stunt double: Ethan Embry
Janina Dall .... stunt double
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator (12 episodes)
Ashlea Earl .... stunt double: Bree Turner
Lani Gelera .... stunt double
Jon Kralt .... stunt rider
James Ralph .... stunt double: William Forsythe
Jeff Sanca .... stunt driver
Sharon Simms .... stunt double
Eli Zagoudakis .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Brown .... rigging lamp operator
Jeff Cassidy .... second assistant camera
T.C. Chapman .... rigging gaffer
Glen A. Dickson .... camera operator: "b" camera (episode: "Deer Woman")
David Gray .... still photographer
Gary Stamford .... gaffer: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dawn Grey .... dresser
 
Music Department
Amanda Sobeck .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
John Sorenson .... driver
Larry Tardif .... driver: camera car and process trailer
 
Other crew
Ron Buck .... technical advisor: military
Simon Chin .... extras wrangler
Andrzej Dec-Williams .... assistant location manager (odd episodes) (as Andrzej Dec)
Pancho Mansfield .... network executive
Sandra Montgomery .... script supervisor: second unit
Rainer Scheelisch .... special equipment
Stephen Sobisky .... interactive designer
Ryan Steacy .... armorer
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
63 min
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:MA | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-15 (TV rating) (self applied) (2008) | Finland:K-18 (DVD) (self applied) (2007) | France:-16 | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM14 (DVD release) | Spain:18 | USA:TV-MA
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shimako Iwai, the author of the novel on which the film is based, appears as the sadistic torturer.See more »
Quotes:
The Woman:This island isn't in the human world; demons and whores are the only ones living here.See more »
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25 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Masters of Horror... Great, Banning an episode...Lame., 7 November 2006
Author: happyslacker from Boston

I spend way too many hours reading reviews on movies (and shows) on this site. Yet, I am addicted to it and thus continue on. Normally, I feel that good, bad or indifferent, any review is a good review as long as the reviewer actually watched the film. This short film was pretty good in my opinion, and enough has been written about it where I don't feel I can contribute any more on that level. however, I am disappointed that more of us are not outraged that Showtime commissioned Miike to make a show, then ban it. Showtime is a paid premium network (read ADULT) I could understand if it were broadcast television, which has strict guidelines because children shouldn't see graphic stuff like this. But as an adult in an adult situation, I am absolutely anti censorship and think it is total BS that Showtime could lame out... Nobody should watch any of the Masters of Horror series at all if you can't handle disturbing imagery!!! For the sake of movie fans that are responsible adults, let us make our own decisions regarding censorship, I am absolutely certain that plenty of people out there who are unfamiliar with Miike films shut off this story before the half way point, nice, neat and tidy self censoring. Thank you for not bowing to the interests of lame corporate sponsors.

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