Throne of Blood isAkira Kurosawa'sre-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 irrepressibleToshiro Mifuneas the doomed warlord Washizu and a wonderfully creepy turn byIsuzu Yamadaas the Lady Macbeth-inspired Asaji, the film shows Kurosawa's familiar mastery of atmosphere and action combined with the savagery of war.
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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