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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

(screenplay)
Shinobu Hashimoto

Shinobu Hashimoto

(screenplay)


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Description: 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 ... (more)
Release date: 22 November 1961
UPC: 037429175828
Japanese (11), Shakespeare (11), Japan (10), 1950s (9), Samurai (7), 1957 (6), Drama (6), Betrayal (5), Adaptation (5), Emperor (4), Foreign (4), War (4), Sword (3), Blood (3), Horse (3), Murder (3), Prophecy (3), Greed (3), Obsession (3), Castle (2)
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