Throne of Blood
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Original Title: Kumonosu jô
Country of Origin: Japan
Production year: 1957
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 715515-050814
Running time: 1:49 (109 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: September 15, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#6112)
Status: Available
Purchase date: September 15, 2009
Purchase price: Hidden
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Overview
One of the most celebrated screen adaptations of Shakespeare into film, Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood reimagines Macbeth in feudal Japan. Starring Kurosawa’s longtime collaborator Toshiro Mifune and the legendary Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife, the film tells of a valiant warrior’s savage rise to power and his ignominious fall. With Throne of Blood, Kurosawa fuses one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies with the formal elements of Japanese Noh theater to make a Macbeth that is all his own—a classic tale of ambition and duplicity set against a ghostly landscape of fog and inescapable doom.
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Genres
Drama
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Media Companies:
 • Janus Films
Audio format
Japanese 
Subtitles
English
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Direction
Akira Kurosawa....Director
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