About the film
japan prophecy based on novel or book samurai castle ambition betrayal plot ghost jidaigeki feudal lord feudal japan
Throne of Blood
Release Date: January 15, 1957
|Producers||:||Akira Kurosawa, Sōjirō Motoki|
|Writers||:||Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni, William Shakespeare, Ryūzō Kikushima|
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.