Throne of Blood | Chicago Reader

Throne of Blood

Akira Kurosawa's remarkable 1957 restaging of Macbeth in samurai and expressionist terms is unquestionably one of his finest works—charged with energy, imagination, and, in keeping with the subject, sheer horror. Incidentally, this was reputed to have been T.S. Eliot's favorite film. With Toshiro Mifune and Isuzu Yamada. In Japanese with subtitles.

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Director:

  • Akira Kurosawa

Cast:

  • Toshirô Mifune
  • Isuzu Yamada
  • Takashi Shimura
  • Minoru Chiaki
  • Akira Kubo
  • Takamaru Sasaki
  • Chieko Naniwa

Writers:

  • Shinobu Hashimoto
  • Ryuzo Kikushima
  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Hideo Oguni

Producers:

  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Sojiro Motoki

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