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Minotaur (2006)

Long ago in the Iron Age, a shadow loomed over a lonely village. For generations, the village youths were stolen from their families and delivered as sacrifice to a mythical beast - the ... See full summary »

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Jonathan English
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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 were stolen from their families and delivered as sacrifice to a mythical beast - the Minotaur that dwells beneath a great palace. Theo (Tom Hardy), 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 (Rutger Hauer), 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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Trivia

This was the first leading role for Tom Hardy (Theo). 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 Unique Congratulation (2014) See more »

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For your lazy Saturday night
23 August 2008 | by GeoffreyRSee all my reviews

Ah, Minotaur... saw this movie in my TV-guide on a lazy Saturday night. The review that came with it wasn't that good, but I had nothing better to do. So I just gave it a go.

Surprisingly, the story kept me entertained for the whole 90 minutes. Tony Todd was a real treat and you could see the actors were really trying to make something out of it. Sure, it's a B-movie and sure, it's going straight to DVD. But if you just watch it without too many expectations and without caring too much about plot holes, you'll have an entertaining night.

Special effects weren't that good, but the ancient atmosphere and camera work made up for that. Unfortunately, the Minotaur himself was too robotic for my taste. That took a little bit of the magic away.

Conclusion: Minotaur is a very approachable myth/monster movie that you can just pick up in the video store, or watch whenever it comes on TV. It's a fun way to spend a lazy Saturday night :).


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Official Sites:

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UK | Luxembourg | Germany | France | Spain | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2006 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$892,786
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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