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Throne of Blood (DVD)

Throne of Blood (DVD)

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Label: BFI

Throne of Blood is Akira Kurosawa's re-telling of Shakespeare's Macbeth, transposing the action to sixteenth century Japan.

A truly remarkable film, Throne of Blood manages to combine beauty and terror to produce a mood of truly haunting power. Starring the irrepressible Toshiro Mifune as the doomed warlord Washizu and a wonderfully creepy turn by Isuzu Yamada as the Lady Macbeth-inspired Asaji, the film shows Kurosawa's familiar mastery of atmosphere and action combined with the savagery of war.

Special Features:

  • Digitally remastered
  • Full-length audio commentary by Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck
  • Original Japanese theatrical trailer
  • Sleeve notes by film historian and critic Philip Kemp


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