Throne of Blood (1957)

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  • Kumonosu-jo Original Japanese


Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth set in 16th century Japan. When samurai Taketoki Washizu receives a prophecy that he is to rise to power, his wife convinces him to kill his lord and ensure that the prophecy is fulfilled.

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