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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
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Shinobu Hashimoto Shinobu Hashimoto
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1 year ago at Jun 24 2:53
DECEMBER 25TH, 2015 Throne of Blood is one of my favorite Kurosawa movies, it described the ambition, which you can kill your family and your friends because of your profit. The point that I don't like about Throne of Blood is Toshiro Mifune's acting. If the first Akira Kurosawa you saw is Seven Samurai, you can understand what I mean. Because Mifune's acting in this movie isn't different from Sev... read more
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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), Foreign (4), War (4), Emperor (4), Sword (3), Blood (3), Horse (3), Murder (3), Prophecy (3), Greed (3), Obsession (3), Castle (2)
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DavisChan posted a review 1 year ago

“DECEMBER 25TH, 2015

Throne of Blood is one of my favorite Kurosawa movies, it described the ambition, which you can kill your family and your friends because of your profit.

The point that I don't like about Throne of Blood is Toshiro Mifune's acting. If the first Akira Kurosawa you saw is Seven Samurai, you can understand what I mean. Because Mifune's acting in this movie isn't different from Seven Samurai, so I felt normal. Why Kurosawa always used the old cast and old acting? That is the reason that Seven Samurai is the only film I gave full stars.

I think Ran (1985), which is another Kurosawa movie, is better than this film and you could call it the "remake" of this film after you saw it.” read more

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