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Throne of Blood (Kumonosu-jô) (1957)

Throne of Blood
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Toshirô Mifune Toshirô Mifune
Taketoki Washizu
Isuzu Yamada Isuzu Yamada
Lady Asaji Washizu
Takashi Shimura Takashi Shimura
Noriyasu Odagura
Akira Kubo Akira Kubo
Yoshiteru Miki
Hiroshi Tachikawa Hiroshi Tachikawa
Kunimaru Tsuzuki
Minoru Chiaki Minoru Chiaki
Yoshiaki Miki
Takamaru Sasaki Takamaru Sasaki
Kuniharu Tsuzuki

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Hideo Oguni Hideo Oguni
Shinobu Hashimoto Shinobu Hashimoto


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A transposition of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' to medieval Japan. After a great military victory, Lords Washizu and Miki are lost in the dense Cobweb Forest, where they meet a mysterious old woman who predicts great things for Washizu and even greater things for Miki's descendants. Once out of the forest, Washizu and Miki are immediately promoted by the Emperor. Washizu, encouraged by his ambitious wife, plots to make even more of the prophecy come true, even if it means killing the Emperor.
Release date: 22 November 1961
UPC: 037429175828
Tags: Japanese (11), Shakespeare (11), Japan (10), 1950s (9), Samurai (7), 1957 (6), Drama (6), Betrayal (5), Adaptation (5), Emperor (4), War (4), Foreign (4), Murder (3), Blood (3), Prophecy (3), Sword (3), Greed (3), Obsession (3), Horse (3), Castle (2)
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