Throne of Blood

Akira Kurosawa’s transposition of Macbeth to 16th century Japan combines beauty and terror to produce a mood of haunting power.

Akira Kurosawa’s transposition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to sixteenth-century Japan is immensely successful in capturing the spirit of the original. A truly remarkable film combining beauty and terror to produce a mood of haunting power, Throne of Blood also shows Kurosawa’s familiar mastery of atmosphere, action, and the savagery of war.

“…possibly the finest Shakespearean adaptation ever committed to the screen” – The Guardian.

“Kabuki Macbeth … like nothing you’ve ever seen. This is film-making with risk and greatness in its blood” – The Movie Guide.

Special features

  • Director and cast biographies.

Product information

    • Certificate

      PG

    • Colour

      Black/white

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      104mins

    • Languages

      Japanese

    • Subtitles

      English

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.33:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD533

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