"THRONE OF BLOOD (1957) Director of Photography: Asakazu Nakai | Director: Akira Kurosawa

"THRONE OF BLOOD (1957) Director of Photography: Asakazu Nakai | Director: Akira Kurosawa

Throne of Blood Blu-ray - Toshirô Mifune

Throne of Blood Blu-ray - Toshirô Mifune

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

Throne of Blood (1957)

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

Throne of Blood - A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition & 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…

Throne of Blood - A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition & 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…

Terrific illustration of Mifune on Criterion's "Throne of Blood" DVD

Terrific illustration of Mifune on Criterion's "Throne of Blood" DVD

Toshiro Mifune - Throne of Blood  His portrayal of Washizu was epic.

Toshiro Mifune - Throne of Blood His portrayal of Washizu was epic.

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