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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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Keita Amemiya
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Cast

Credited cast:
Toshiyuki Nagashima Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Suikyou
Hiroshi Abe ... Hayate
Yûko Moriyama Yûko Moriyama ... Abira / Marien / Kuzto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reila Aphrodite
Gene Ballard Gene Ballard ... Lord Kakugyo
Brad Diederichs Brad Diederichs ... Thug
Takashi Ebata Takashi Ebata
Naomi Enami Naomi Enami
Takaaki Enoki Takaaki Enoki ... Kakugyou
Masakazu Handa Masakazu Handa
Yukijirô Hotaru Yukijirô Hotaru ... A Keeper For Arms
Kunihiro Ida ... A Gatekeeper
Kyoji Kamui Kyoji Kamui
Chisato Kawamura Chisato Kawamura ... Goddess
Yûji Kobayashi 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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Action | Fantasy

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Country:

Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

29 November 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Moon Over Tao: Makaraga See more »

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Bandai Visual Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Beyond Good and Evil -- to Ultimate Wackiness
16 December 2004 | by wordmonkeySee all my reviews

Few films try to jam as much into their plots as this one, and it pulls it off in the best tradition of zany, creative, mid-budget exploitation film.

Samurai, aliens, magicians, and a demonic monster all converge to make this adventure complete, and its bloodthirsty finale will appease many people's need for gore. You'll wonder what arcane drugs writer/director Keita Amamiya took to come up with the loony and violent scenarios that populate this twisted fantasy/sci-fi hybrid.

Amamiya has done many of the "Kamen Rider" pictures, which explains his need to have sexy, helmeted female UFO-nauts in this picture. Indeed, other than the extreme violence, the film feels like a 1960s-era movie, complete with a stop-motion beast straight out of a Ray Harryhausen film.

Not to be missed for fans of bizarro midnight movies!


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