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Directed by Akira Kurosawa

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.

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.

Extras

  • 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

Additional Info

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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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