Throne of blood

Japan, 1957

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Taketoki Washizu is a general serving-hand and Tsuzuki, the master of Cobweb Castle. Prompted by his wife, Washizu murders Tsuzuki and takes command of Cobweb Castle. He is killed in battle when the son of a rival warlord, one of his victims, attacks the castle. Kurosawa’s visually atmospheric version of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” stars Toshiro Mifune.

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Credits

director

Akira Kurosawa

co-producer

Akira Kurosawa

Shojiro Motoki

production company

Toho Kabushiki Kaisha

Duration

01:45:00:00

Production places
Japan
Production dates
1957

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324073

Language

Japanese

Audience classification

MA

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q257818

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