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Throne of Blood

1957 | 1h 48m | Drama Action/Adventure

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Macbeth is reimagined as a samurai in feudal Japan in director Akira Kurosawa's classic adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy. Familiar with Orson Welles's more faithful adaptation, Kurosawa chose to place a more personal stamp on his version by translating the events and characters to historical Japan. The equivalent of the tragic Scottish lord is Taketoki Washizu (Toshiro Mifune), a valiant warrior whose life is transformed by an encounter with a ghostly female spirit. The spirit offers several predictions, finally stating that Washizu will rise to power over the current warlord. When thes...

Director

Akira Kurosawa

Writers

Stars

ToshirĂ´ Mifune Isuzu Yamada Takashi Shimura Akira Kubo Minoru Chiaki

Release date

15 Jan 1957

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