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Circumstances require the shedding of more blood.  Lady Washizu did not soil her hands with blood for Miki's son to achieve the position she desires for her husband.

Circumstances require the shedding of more blood. Lady Washizu did not soil her hands with blood for Miki's son to achieve the position she desires for her husband.

My favorite Kurosawa film, and probably one of the most technically breathtaking movies shot in black & white.

Throne of Blood (1957)

Toshiro Mifune stars as a war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

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Toshiro Mifune as Taketoki Washizu (Macbeth) in Throne of Blood by Akira Kurosawa 1957

Toshiro Mifune in Throne of Blood-Akira Kurosawa, 1957

*Throne of Blood (Kumonosu-jô) - Japanese - Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada - Director: Akira Kurosawa - Kurosawa's masterpiece, a Japanese version of MacBeth, set in feudal Japan.

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s 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

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare's definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a g

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Throne of Blood Absolutely outstanding film. The Japanese version of MacBeth.

Isuzu Yamada as Asaji/Lady Macbeth in Throne of Blood (1957, dir. Akira Kurosawa)

Isuzu Yamada as Lady Macbeth (Asaji Washizu) in Throne of Blood (Kumonosujou) - Akira Kurosawa, 1957

An Old Heathen Wolf am I, howling under Odins Sky. Beyond my Throne of Blood and Stone, Lie my Ancesters, all Dust and Bone.

An Old Heathen Wolf am I, howling under Odins Sky. Beyond my Throne of Blood and Stone, Lie my Ancesters, all Dust and☾☆ ☽* ° ♥ ˚ℒℴѵℯ cjf Bone.

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Toshirō Mifune and Akira Kurosawa on the set of Throne of Blood (1957)

Kurosawa Akira directing Toshiro Mifune on the set of Kumonosu-jô - Throne Of Blood, 1957

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