Throne Of Blood: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1957) / Region 1
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Throne Of Blood: The Criterion Collection

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.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jul 21 2015
  • Production Year 1957
  • Empire SKU 1749087
  • UPC Code 715515155212
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

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
Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Stephen Prince and notes on the subtitling by Hoaglund and Richie

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    Japanese Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.37:1 B&W

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