Original title: Kumonosu-Jo
Directors: Kurosawa, Akira
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada
Japan 1957 | Black & white | 110 mins | Drama
Avaliable on: 35mm, DVD
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.