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This Is No “Love Boat”

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Release Date: October 25, 2002

Starring: Julianna Margulies, Ron Eldard, Desmond Harrington, Isaiah Waashington and Gabriel Byrne

Genre: Horror

Audience: Older teens and Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 91 min.

Address Comments To:

Barry M. Meyer, Chairman/CEO
Warner Bros., Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522-0001
Phone: (818) 954-6000
Website: www.movies.warnerbros.com

Content:

(OOO, FR, B, LLL, VVV, S, NN, A, M) Very strong occult worldview with menagerie of souls collected on ship by demonic character where greed is the negative motivating force and its bad fruit seems to be the “moral” of the story as well as demonic character marks his victims palms with a brand, and freed souls depicted as balls of light floating to the heavens; 32 obscenities (including two insults referring to homosexual acts), crude references to female breasts, eight profanities, vomiting, images of maggots; very strong, scary violence such as people cut in half by cable and slowly and gruesomely fall apart with lots of blood, straight edge razor and lots of blood in sink, woman falls from ladder in empty pool, pool absorbs a drop of her blood then fills with bloody water and dead people are floating in it, dead bodies wash through port hole in ship, tugboat explodes killing one man and seriously wounding another, man punches another in the mouth, skeleton found in closet, burnt dead man from tugboat returns and beats up the captain, man falls down elevator shaft and is impaled on beams, another man is ground up in the ships gears with bloody water and a disembodied head, a drowned body floats in aquarium, cooks seen slaughtered on ships floor while imposter cooks add rat poison to food, people shown cut in half again, people mown down by machine guns, little girl hung in closet, man shot from point blank range in forehead, woman fights demonic man hand to hand, and explosion; no sex depicted but naked woman seduces man to his death, and man says it can’t be considered cheating on his fiancé if he has sex with a ghost; upper female nudity and classic mural of nude woman seen in background; champagne used in celebration, whiskey used to sooth nerves; no smoking; and, greed and theft.


Summary:

GHOST SHIP is the tale of a boat salvage team that is lured to the remains of a long lost luxury not realizing that the ship is a holding tank for souls eventually to be carted off to Hell. The combination of strong extremely scary violence, over-the-top gore, strong occult elements, false religion, heavy foul language, and brief nudity calls for viewers to avoid taking this cinematic cruise.


Review:

GHOST SHIP is the tale of a boat salvage team that is lured to the remains of a long lost luxury liner floating in international waters. A Canadian airforce pilot brings the ship, missing since 1962, to their attention while the team is celebrating their latest salvage recovery at a local bar. He shows them photographs he has taken while flying over the Bering Sea near Alaska. He’ll tell them where it is if he can come along and if he is promised a major cut in the profits.
The crew’s captain, Sean Murphy (Gabriel Byrne), convinces the salvage team leader, Maureen Epps (Julianna Margulies), and her crew to go on one more mission with him because it could be worth millions of dollars. In fact, once on board, they discover a stash of gold bars with all markings filed off to make it untraceable. The captain assures his crew that, since the boat has been missing for 40 years and was recovered in international waters, the booty is all theirs. They’re rich!!
Little do they realize that the ship is a holding tank for souls eventually to be carted off to Hell. Murphy and his mates are to be the next souls salvaged. The crew encounters one strange thing after another and is gruesomely harvested one at a time by the ship’s demonic host. Who is the host, how did he get them there, and will anyone escape?
GHOST SHIP has very high production values. The set, art direction and special effects are top-notch. There is one scene where the ship’s dilapidated ballroom reassembles itself around one of the characters – fantastic! The story’s premise, within the context of the movie, is feasible and plenty creepy. Unfortunately, the combination of strong extremely scary violence, over-the-top gore, strong occult elements, false religion, heavy foul language, and brief nudity calls for viewers to avoid taking this cinematic cruise.


In Brief:

GHOST SHIP staring Gabriel Byrne and Julianna Margulies is the tale of a boat salvage team that is lured to the remains of a long lost luxury liner floating in international waters. When the team finds unmarked gold on the ship, they think they’re filthy rich. Little do they realize that the ship is a holding tank for souls eventually to be carted off to Hell. Captain Murphy and his mates are to be the next souls salvaged. The crew encounters one strange thing after another and is gruesomely harvested one at a time by the ship’s demonic host. Who is the host? How did he get them there? And, will anyone escape?



GHOST SHIP has very high production values. The set, art direction and special effects are top notch. There is one scene where the ship’s dilapidated ballroom reassembles itself around one of the characters which is nothing short of fantastic! The storyline, within the context of the movie, is believable and plenty creepy. Unfortunately, the combination of extremely scary violence, over-the-top gore, strong occult elements, false religion, heavy foul language, and brief nudity calls for viewers to avoid taking this cinematic cruise