Throne of Blood

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Throne of Blood

japan prophecy based on novel or book samurai castle ambition betrayal plot ghost feudal lord feudal japan

Throne of Blood

Release Date: January 15, 1957

Year    :   1957
Slogan    :   «From the creator of "Rashomon" and "Ikiru"»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Toho Company, Ltd.
Director    :   Akira Kurosawa
Producers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Sōjirō Motoki
Writers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni, William Shakespeare, Ryûzô Kikushima
RunTime    :   108 mins.

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.


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