Throne of Blood (Kumonosu jô)
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Throne of Blood (Kumonosu jô)


$39.98 $27.99


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Year: 1957
Format: DVD
Genre: Drama, Samurai
Cast: Akira Kubo, Chieko Naniwa, Isuzu Yamada, Minoru Chiaki, Takamaru Sasaki, Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune, Yoichi Tachikawa
Original Language: Japanese
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 7-Jan-14
Runtime (minutes):


A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. As a hardened warrior who rises savagely to power, Toshiro Mifune gives a remarkable, animalistic performance, as does Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife. Throne of Blood fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience.

  • New, restored 2K digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Stephen Prince and notes on the subtitling by Hoaglund and Richie

    New cover by Bill McMullen

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