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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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Harmless trash.
6 August 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is a simple, very simple, fantasy film.

The central premise is OK, a buried evil being freed by a man seeking power.

The acting is bad, the two leads are OK but the rest of the cast are completely unconvincing especially the bee-keeper girl.

The fight scenes are very power rangers with lots of fake blood thrown in.

The creature is weird but in an almost funny way, they use cheap CGI and it looks like those 1960s films when such things were new, Jason and the Argonauts style.

The ending is predictable.

It's not an awful film, I didn't feel the need to switch it off, but it's not good.


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