Throne of Blood
Dir. Akira Kurosawa
Japan 1957 | Black & white | 110 mins | Cert 12 | Drama
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada
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.
Available on: DVD, 35mm
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