Throne of blood

Japan, 1957

Film
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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.

Credits

director

Akira Kurosawa

co-producer

Shojiro Motoki

Akira Kurosawa

production company

Toho Kabushiki Kaisha

Language

Japanese

Duration

01:45:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

35859

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Japan

Foreign language films

Literature → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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