Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood

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Transposing the action to sixteenth century Japan, Kurosawa's re-telling of Shakespeare's Macbeth remains immensely successful. 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.
Starring Toshirō Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura
Director Akira Kurosawa