Throne of Blood
- Original title
Kumonosu-jô (Throne of Blood)
- Running time
- 110 min.
Akira Kurosawa, Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto (Play: William Shakespeare)
Asakazu Nakai (B&W)
Toho / Kurosawa Production Co.
Drama | Feudal Japan. 16th Century. Samurai
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- Synopsis / Plot
- 'Macbeth' is reimagined as a samurai in feudal Japan. Taketoki Washizu (Toshiro Mifune) is a valiant warrior whose life is transformed by an encounter with a ghostly female spirit. The spirit offers several predictions, finally stating that Washizu will rise to power over the current warlord. When these predictions begin coming true, he and his ambitious wife decide to ensure his ascendancy to power by murdering the current ruler.
: Venice Film Festival: Nominated for Golden Lion.
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