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"Masters of Horror" Dream Cruise (2007)

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Masters of Horror: Season 2: Episode 13 -- Daniel Gillies of SPIDER-MAN 2 and 3 stars as an American attorney in Japan whose childhood trauma has left him with a crippling fear of the ocean. But when he begins a dangerous affair with the wife of a wealthy client, a sunset boat trip will reveal the violence and vengeance that waits just below the surface. How do you unleash the horrific ghosts of everyone's past? Just add water!  Ryo Ishibashi of AUDITION and THE GRUDGE co-stars in this creepy shocker adapted from the short story by legendary Japanese horror novelist Kôji Suzuki, creator of DARK WATER and THE RING/RINGU series, where the ultimate nightmares come to life aboard a DREAM CRUISE.


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Mick Garris (creator)
Kôji Suzuki (short story)
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Original Air Date:
2 February 2007 (Season 2, Episode 13)
Absolutely terrified of the sea, an American lawyer reluctantly goes on an ocean cruise to be near the wife of a client, with no idea of the grim situation that awaits them all. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Daniel Gillies ... Jack Miller
Thom Irvine ... Young Jack (as Thomas Jones)
Ethan Amis ... Sean Miller
Maky Soler ... Receptionist 1 (as Maki)
Tiffany Martin ... Receptionist 2
Ian Moore ... Harrison

Gregory Pekar ... Jack's Assistant
Katsuhiro Nagano ... Cab Driver
Yoshino Kimura ... Yuri Saito

Ryo Ishibashi ... Eiji Saito

Miho Ninagawa ... Naomi Saito

Episode Crew
Directed by
Norio Tsuruta 
Writing credits
Mick Garris (creator)

Kôji Suzuki (short story)

Naoya Takayama (teleplay) and
Norio Tsuruta (teleplay)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Rie Arikawa .... associate producer
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Stephen R. Brown .... executive producer (as Steve Brown)
Ben Browning .... producer
Andrew Deane .... executive producer
Shinya Egawa .... executive producer
Mick Garris .... executive producer
Adam Goldworm .... producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Nobu Iizuka .... producer
Takeo Kodera .... associate producer
Elizabeth Kushman .... associate producer
Jennie Lew Tugend .... executive producer
Yosuke Nakamura .... producer
Jernej Razen .... associate producer
Lisa Richardson .... producer
Tom Rowe .... producer
Lauren Weissman .... executive producer (as Lauren C. Weissman)
Original Music by
Kôji Endô  (as Kozy Endo Jr.)
Cinematography by
Tetsuro Sano (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Hiroshi Sunaga 
Casting by
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
David Rapaport  (as David H. Rapaport)
Production Design by
Iwao Saitô 
Set Decoration by
Ryoji Matsumoto 
Costume Design by
Kimiko Tanahashi 
Makeup Department
Tomo'o Haraguchi .... special makeup effects supervisor
Asuka Hosokura .... assistant hair stylist
Asuka Hosokura .... assistant makeup artist
Makoto Morita .... special makeup effects
Hiroko Nakamura .... hair stylist
Hiroko Nakamura .... makeup artist
Yoko Watai .... nails
Production Management
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager: Starz Productions (as Margo Zimmerman)
Tatsuya Mouri .... production manager
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive in charge of production: Starz Productions
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daisuke Kobayashi .... third assistant director
Mizuho Kudô .... director: making video
Jungo Shimizu .... second assistant director
Hideyuki Yamamoto .... first assistant director
Art Department
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens person
Chihiro Itô .... set decorator assistant
Mark Jones .... set dresser
Kenjiro Kiuchi .... set builder
Ayako Moritoki .... art designer
Masayasu Okiyama .... art designer
Hiromitsu Soma .... storyboard artist
Kiyotomo Suzuki .... assistant set decorator
Takeshi Syojima .... assistant set decorator
Chihiro Yamashita .... property master
Izabela Domachowski .... set dresser (uncredited)
Les Ford .... computer graphics designer (uncredited)
Scott Riddell .... second assistant props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Shinpei Harakawa .... boom operator
Masaru Ohgawara .... sound effects editor
Masaru Ohgawara .... sound effects
Akira Rizawa .... re-recording mixer
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects (as Kennji Shibazaki)
Norihito Sorimachi .... boom operator
Yuji Tagami .... audio: studio operator
Fusao Yuwaki .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Nobuhiro Ekubo .... special props
Makoto Funabashi .... special effects
Satoshi Narumi .... special effects
Ichiro Yasukura .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Taro 'Kougaku' Ave .... visual effects
Mitsuaki Hashimoto .... visual effects
Takeshi Uchida .... digital effects
Kazuhisa Yoshizawa .... digital effects
Kimiko Imai .... stunts
Tomonari Nishimura .... stunts
Yukihiro Sakate .... stunts
Keiya Tabuchi .... stunt coordinator
Yûji Takatsuki .... stunts
Tsuyoshi Tsujii .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Takumi Amadaira .... best boy electric
Toshiki Fukase .... camera assistant
Mitsunori Goto .... assistant underwater camera operator
Takuya Ishii .... electrician
Yurika Kadoi .... still photographer
Hajime Kanda .... camera assistant
Takashi Kurihara .... camera assistant
Hiroyuki Matsudo .... underwater cinematographer
Aguru Miyanaga .... electrician
Toshihiko Mori .... electrician
Kiyohiko Moriya .... gaffer
Nobuyuki Niibe .... video engineer
Kazuhiro Okamoto .... camera assistant
Rikiya Ueda .... electrician
Akira Watanabe .... electrician
Ayako Yamamoto .... still photographer
Kousuke Yamamoto .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tomoharu Hori .... wardrobe
Ayano Ishihara .... wardrobe
Chikage Okajima .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Tadashi Amano .... video transfer
Junko Fujikake .... film-rise editor
Megumi Hashiba .... negative editor
Osamu Iseki .... color grader
Satoshi Kumakura .... film recording operator
Kenji Maejima .... film-rise editor
Shintaro Miura .... assistant editor
Shunichi Ogura .... film timer
Morio Takahashi .... film timer
Yoshinari Yamzaki .... on-line editor (as Yoshinari Yamazaki)
Music Department
Jennifer Ross .... music supervisor
Chris Fogel .... theme music mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Mitsuo Furuya .... driver
Nobuaki Hoshino .... driver
Shigehiko Matsumura .... driver
Tomonori Miyoshi .... driver
Tadahisa Omokawa .... driver
Kazuhiro Yatsushiro .... driver
Vince Morden .... cable truck (uncredited)
Other crew
Elissa Friedman .... production administration manager: Starz Productions
Tomoo Fukatsu .... location manager
Hideyuki Handa .... production assistant
Richter Hartig .... production auditor: Starz Productions (as Richter Q. Hartig)
Sakiko Hayashi .... designer: opening/end credit
Andrea Kaufman .... production coordinator: Starz Productions (as Andrea M. Kaufman)
Yukio Kumagai .... designer: end title text
Manabu Kuwahara .... production assistant
Sean Muramatsu .... dialogue coach
Takashi Nakajima .... assistant marine coordinator
Masaru Nakamura .... marine coordinator
Kayo Nozaki .... production assistant
Nozomi .... on-set interpreter
Madoka Osanai .... labor coordinator: Imagica
Nobutaka Oyoshi .... assistant marine coordinator
Naoko Sato .... production accountant
Eriko Shimizu .... production desk
Christian Storms .... screenplay translator
Makino Tanaka .... script supervisor
Steven Vlasak .... operations manager
Tetsuji Yamashita .... technical coordinator
Alan Abrams .... business and legal affairs (uncredited)
Krista Johnston .... clearance (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Germany:57 min (short version) | 87 min (uncut version)
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12 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Clichéd Plot & False Scares, AHOY!, 29 January 2008
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Takashi Miike's contribution to the Masters of Horror's first season was one of the absolute greatest episodes of the entire show. With his uniquely shocking style, Miike delivered a nightmarish tale that was practically impossible to categorize. The second season contains another short film directed by an Asian "master" (although this term is debatable, since Norio Tsuruta's only did the mediocre "Premonition" and one of the "Ringu" sequels thus far), but this time the result is mundane and very easy to categorize. "Dream Cruise" is typical & derivative J-Horror, so unfortunately you already know what to expect: a clichéd plot about ghosts from the past, vengeance from beyond the grave and ghastly appearances that disappear again as quick as the come. "Dream Cruise" is a crossover between "Dead Calm", albeit just regarding the setting and line-up of characters, and the original "Ringu", from which this story shamelessly borrows all the main aspects and even some of the most essential frights & make-up effects. The American attorney Jack Miller has been working in Japan since two years and he even managed to secretly steal the beautiful wife away from his general manager. The latter found out about their relationship, however, and plots to get rid of them both during a touristy cruise on his yacht. Jack accepts the invitation reluctantly, because he's terrified of the sea due to a childhood trauma, but Eiji's diabolical plan doesn't really go as planned, neither, because he as well faces an unexpected ghost from the past. The script direly moves from one clichéd situation to the next and the three main characters are genuine stereotypes whose every next move and line of text you can predict light-years in advance. The supposedly surprising ending is terribly irritating, too, and people who're familiar with ghost stories are able to guess the outcome since the opening sequence already. The make-up effects on the watery ghosts would be creepy and unsettling, if it hadn't been for the fact we already seen similar stuff in "Ringu", "Ju-On: The Grudge", "Phone", etc… "Dream Cruise" is undoubtedly the worst entry in season two and my personal vote for the most lackluster one of the entire show.

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