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Release Date: 5/27/2003
Original Release: 1957
Format: DVD
Length: 110 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Rating Reason: (Reason unavailable)
UPC: 037429175828
Studio: Criterion Collection

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
Featuring: Isuzu Yamada, Minoru Chiaki, Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune
Categories: Foreign Films, Japanese, Action, Martial Arts, War, Theatrical Release, Essential Cinema

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.

One of the finest Shakespeare adaptations to appear in any medium, Kurosawa's THRONE OF BLOOD is covered in an entrancingly macabre web. The always-amazing Mifune gives one of his greatest performances as the haunted yet unrelenting Lord Washizu, while Yamada portrays the eeriest version of Lady Macbeth to ever grace the screen or stage. A master of reinterpretation, Kurosawa incorporates strong elements of Japanese Noh drama into the film, and the result adds to the somber and chilling mood. The film's highlight, however, is the tense and skillfully paced finale, which features Washizu literally up against the wall as he faces an army of vengeful archers.

DVD Features
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

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  • Color - B&W
  • Additional Information - Criterion Collection



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