Throne of blood [videorecording] /

by Kurosawa, Akira [screenwriter,]; Mifune, Toshirō [actor.]; Yamada, Isuzu [actor.]; Shimura, Takashi [actor.]; Shakespeare, William.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialSeries: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs): 190.Publisher: New York, NY : Criterion Collection, [2015]Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1681430444.Language note: In Japanese with English subtitles.Uniform titles: Kumonosu-jō (Motion picture).Subject(s): Samurai -- Drama | Betrayal -- Drama | Ghosts -- Drama | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations | Thrillers (Motion pictures) | Action and adventure films | Film adaptations | Feature films | Fiction filmsCast: Toshirō Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura, Akira Kubo, Yōichi Tachikawa.Summary: In medieval Japan, a warlord and his wife stop at nothing to fulfill a prophecy that he become emperor.Other editions: Reproduction of (manifestation):: Throne of blood
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, directed by Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai), sets Shakespeare's definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. The film fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh Theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Toshirō Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura, Akira Kubo, Yōichi Tachikawa.

Based on the play "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare.

Mono, full screen 1.37:1.

Booklet featuring an essay by film historian Stephen Prince and notes on the subtitling by Hoaglund and Richie in container.

Features: audio commentary featuring Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck, documentary on the making of the film, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series "Akira Kurosawa : it is wonderful to create," two alternate subtitle translations by Japanese-film translator Linda Hoaglund and Kurosawa expert Donald Richie, trailer.

In medieval Japan, a warlord and his wife stop at nothing to fulfill a prophecy that he become emperor.

For private home use only.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

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Library Journal Review

After escaping enemy abduction, a princess and her entourage hide out in a secret mountain stronghold in Fortress, the film that inspired Star Wars. Very loosely adapted from Shakespeare's Macbeth, Blood relocates the tragic tale to feudal-era Japan, where an ambitious warrior ascends to power. Both Akira Kurosawa classics, starring regular collaborator Tishuro Mifune, get digital makeovers of decade-old disc-catalog titles showing signs of age. Fans of the renowned filmmaker have been given a reason to rewatch them. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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