Throne of Blood (1957)

Returning to their lord's castle, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki 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, 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.

Directing:
  • Akira Kurosawa

Writing:
  • William Shakespeare
  • Ryûzô Kikushima
  • Akira Kurosawa

Stars:
Release Date: 1957-01-15
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  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 108

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Isuzu Yamada
Isuzu Yamada
Lady Asaji Washizu
Yoshio Inaba
Yoshio Inaba
Military Commander #3
Seiji Miyaguchi
Seiji Miyaguc...
Phantom samurai
Takeshi Katô
Takeshi Katô
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Eiko Miyoshi
Eiko Miyoshi
Old Woman at castle
Akira Kubo
Akira Kubo
Yoshiteru Miki
Takashi Shimura
Takashi Shimu...
Noriyasu Odagura
Takamaru Sasaki
Takamaru Sasa...
Kuniharu Tsuzuki
Gen Shimizu
Gen Shimizu
Kokuten Kôdô
Kokuten Kôdô
Military Commander
Chieko Naniwa
Chieko Naniwa
Old Ghost Woman
Yû Fujiki
Yû Fujiki
Washizu samurai
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Yoshio Tsuchi...
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Hitoshi Takagi
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Tsuzuki guard
Isao Kimura
Isao Kimura
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Nobuo Nakamura
Nobuo Nakamur...
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Nakajirô Tomita
Nakajirô Tomi...
Military Commander #2
Sachio Sakai
Sachio Sakai
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Shin Ôtomo
Shin Ôtomo
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Senkichi Ômura
Senkichi Ômur...
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Ikio Sawamura
Ikio Sawamura
Washizu soldier
宫口精二
宫口精二
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