Throne of Blood

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Returning to their lord's castle, samurai warriors Washizu (Toshirô Mifune) and Miki (Minoru Chiaki) are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit's prophecy comes true, Washizu's scheming wife, Asaji (Isuzu Yamada), presses him to speed up the rest of the spirit's prophecy by murdering his lord and usurping his place. Director Akira Kurosawa's resetting of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films.

Release details

Release date:
Friday November 22 1957
108 mins

Cast and crew

Akira Kurosawa
Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa
Toshiro Mifune
Isuzu Yamada
Minoru Chiaki
Akira Kubo
Takamaru Sasaki
Takashi Shimura
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