Throne of Blood (1957)

"From the creator of "Rashomon" and "Ikiru"."
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Not Yet Rated 1 hr 48 minJan 15th, 1957Drama, History

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.

Toshirō Mifuneas Taketori Washizu
Isuzu Yamadaas Lady Asaji Washizu
Takashi Shimuraas Noriyasu Odagura