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Minotaur (2006)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hardy ... Theo
Michelle Van Der Water ... Raphaella
Tony Todd ... Deucalion
Lex Shrapnel ... Tyro
Jonathan Readwin ... Danu
Rutger Hauer ... Cyrnan
Maimie McCoy ... Morna
Lucy Brown ... Didi
James Bradshaw ... Ziko
Fiona Maclaine ... Vena
Claire Murphy ... Nan
Ingrid Pitt ... The Leper
Ciaran Murtagh Ciaran Murtagh ... Turag
Angela Furtado Angela Furtado ... Raphaella's Handmaiden
Donata Janietz Donata Janietz ... Ffion
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Storyline

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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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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Official Sites:

Sci Fi Channel

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UK | Luxembourg | Germany | France | Spain | Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2006 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Minotauro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$892,786
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Hardy's first leading role. See more »

Goofs

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: Inhale the sweetness!
[Gives the Queen the cattle-skull and lets her breathe into it]
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Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Pleasant Diversion
5 January 2008 | by bobwildhorrorSee all my reviews

Welcome to the CITIZEN KANE of Sci-Fi Channel movies. Not that MINOTAUR is faultless. It's just competent on so many more levels than your average Sci Fi-Schlock Fest that it appears great in comparison.

We have some actual acting going on. Granted, there is some great scenery chewing, but it's on a grand scale. There are some good effects. There are some epic looking landscapes and the occasional set. And the script and direction are actually acceptable.

On the down side, there's the same CGI overkill that seems to haunt every Sci Fi monster flick. Thankfully, this is kept to a minimum. We're also stuck in the same labyrinth/cave sets for way too long. And every so often I couldn't help feeling that plot points were being cribbed from a Terry Jones film.

But these are minor quibbles. There's some attempt here to breathe life into the monster on the loose genre. Not bad at all.


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