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Raphaella
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Tyro
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Danu
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Morna
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Didi
James Bradshaw ...
Ziko
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Vena
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Nan
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The Leper
Ciaran Murtagh ...
Turag
Angela Furtado ...
Raphaella's Handmaiden
Donata Janietz ...
Ffion
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Long ago in the Iron Age a shadow loomed over a lonely village. For generations the village youths are stolen from their families and delivered as sacrifice to a mythical beast - the Minotaur, that dwells beneath a great palace. Theo, haunted by the loss of his love in an earlier sacrifice is convinced that the beast isn't real and that his girl still lives as a slave within the palace. His father Cyrnan, the village leader, tries to reason with Theo not to go but Theo is driven by blind rage. He devises a plan and is taken with the other youths who are dragged screaming from their families. Written by Mykol Gantt

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minotaur | queen | bull | empire | wolf | See All (55) »

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Curse the god. Slay the beast. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some nudity | See all certifications »
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11 May 2006 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Minotauro  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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In many scenes, especially the scene where Tyro and Didi climb up the wall, there is clearly a steel-wire lifting the actors up, when they are supposed to be climbing by themselves. See more »

Quotes

Deucalion: My God is ready for his meat! Let us see the mouth of hell. Open the gates!
[goes towards the two virgins]
Deucalion: Do not be afraid, you spirits will lie warm in the belly of the bull, and your flesh will taste sweeter, now that it's aroused.
[yelling down the hole]
Deucalion: Come, POWERFUL ONE! Come SEE what I have brought you! COME TASTE!
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Not my Crete
24 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I lived on Crete for two years so I am familiar with the story of the Minotaur and the Labyrynth. They took that story and made some monster flick about how one dude (Tom Hardy from Layer Cake) found out his girlfriend was still alive in the maze and he set out to save her and the village. I do have to say I was most impressed with th Temple and the blood-drinking leader. I was even more impressed with Queen Raphaella - Michelle Van Der Water.

Was it a complete waste? No, the special effects were good, the monster was ghastly, and the action was what you would expect from a sci-fi film. Again, worth a look for Michelle Van Der Water.


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