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Throne of Blood


Directed by Akira Kurosawa

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Transposing the action to sixteenth century Japan, Throne of Blood is Akira Kurosawa's re-telling of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

A truly remarkable film, Throne of Blood manages to combine beauty and terror to produce a mood of truly haunting power. Starring the irrepressible Toshiro Mifune as the doomed warlord Washizu and a wonderfully creepy turn by Isuzu Yamada as the Lady Macbeth-inspired Asaji, the film shows Kurosawa's familiar mastery of atmosphere and action combined with the savagery of war.

  • Digitally remastered in High Definition
  • Full-length audio commentary by Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck
  • Original Japanese theatrical trailer
  • Sleeve notes by film historian and critic Philip Kemp
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SKU 5035673020173
Catalogue Number BFIV2017
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1957
Director Akira Kurosawa
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries Japan
Aspect ratio Original aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black & White
Sound PCM mono audio (320kbps)
Subtitles English
Language(s) Japanese
Running time 105 min
DVD region 2
Certificate PG
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