Throne of Blood Criterion Collection DVD Description
Akira Kurosawa's stunning reconception of Shakespeare's MACBETH is a dark samurai drama, set in feudal Japan. As the film begins, two soldiers--Washizu (Toshirô Mifune) and Miki (Minoru Chiaki)--find themselves lost in a dense forest during a powerful thunderstorm. Seemingly unable to leave the woods, they encounter a ghostly old woman who predicts that Washizu will soon rise to power. At the goading of his ruthless wife, Asaji (Isuzu Yamada), Washizu embarks on a murderously ambitious path and quickly fulfills the prophecy. However, his ascension is cursed by his brutal actions and soon opposition arises to challenge his blood-stained rule. .
Region 1 Keep Case Single Side - Dual Layer Full Frame - 1.33 Additional Release Material: Alternate Subtitle Translations Audio Commentary: Michael Jeck - Japanese Film Scholar Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer Text/Photo Galleries: Essay: Kurosawa Piece by Stephen Prince - Film Scholar