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Moon Over Tao: Makaraga (1997)

Tao no tsuki (original title)
A retired warrior comes to see his former lord and learns that someone is making indestructible swords from some unknown metal. He is sent together with a swordsman to investigate the ... See full summary »

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Toshiyuki Nagashima ...
Suikyou
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Hayate
Yûko Moriyama ...
Abira / Marien / Kuzto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Ballard ...
Lord Kakugyo
Brad Diederichs ...
Thug
Takashi Ebata
Naomi Enami
Takaaki Enoki ...
Kakugyou
Masakazu Handa
Yukijirô Hotaru ...
A Keeper For Arms
Kunihiro Ida ...
A Gatekeeper
Kyoji Kamui
Chisato Kawamura ...
Goddess
Yûji Kobayashi
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A retired warrior comes to see his former lord and learns that someone is making indestructible swords from some unknown metal. He is sent together with a swordsman to investigate the source. Along the way they meet a young girl working as a beekeeper. She is later witness to the appearance of three strange females from another dimension. They are searching for a lost weapon that has landed on earth and as one of them lay dying she enlists the girl to help them control the strange beast/weapon. Meanwhile the warrior and the swordsman learn that an old nemesis has created the swords from the shell that surrounded the alien weapon. Soon the alien beast/weapon is awakened and battle for control ensues. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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Mediocre fantasy-fest...
14 October 2002 | by (East Bay, California) – See all my reviews

Moon Over Tao is at best a mediocre fantasy film. There are some interesting ideas present, but the film quickly tires with slow scenes that drag, and all-too-brief action scenes. It doesn't help that some of the acting (especially the lead girl) is terrible. Some of the effects are rather nice, and the music is pleasant, but it's not enough for this film.

When I read the other user comments on this film, as well as having seen the preview trailer (which is far better than the film itself), I was expecting a fun, simple fantasy action movie. What I got instead was a fairly unexciting disappointment.


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