Throne of Blood

Throne Of Blood
  • 1957
  • Japan
  • 1h 50min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
  • Written by: Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, William Shakespeare (play)
  • Cast: Toshirō Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura
  • Language: Japanese

It's Shakespeare's Scottish play, Japanese-style, as samurai Mifune is spurred on by his wife and the spirits to murder his best friend and then his master. Although the barest plot and striking images remain from the original, Kurosawa's atmospheric settings in mist-shrouded forests give the film a brooding power.

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