Throne of Blood

From the creator of "Rashomon" and "Ikiru"

Throne of Blood (1957)

DramaHistory

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.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni.

Release Date: 1957-01-15
Status: Released
Run time: 108 min / 1:48
Production Company : Toho Company, Ltd.
Production Country: Japan

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Toshirō Mifune
Taketori Washizu
Isuzu Yamada
Lady Asaji Washizu
Akira Kubo
Yoshiteru Miki
Takashi Shimura
Noriyasu Odagura
Minoru Chiaki
Yoshiaki Miki
Hiroshi Tachikawa
Kunimaru Tsuzuki
Takamaru Sasaki
Kuniharu Tsuzuki
Gen Shimizu
Kokuten Kôdô
Military Commander
Kichijirô Ueda
Washizu's workman
Eiko Miyoshi
Old Woman at castle
Chieko Naniwa
Old Ghost Woman
Yû Fujiki
Washizu samurai
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Washizu samurai
Yutaka Sada
Washizu samurai
Yoshio Inaba
Military Commander #3
Takeshi Katô
Guard killed by Washizu
Hitoshi Takagi
Tsuzuki guard
Isao Kimura
Phantom samurai
Seiji Miyaguchi
Phantom samurai
Nobuo Nakamura
Phantom samurai
Nakajirô Tomita
Military Commander #2
Sachio Sakai
Washizu samurai
Shin Ôtomo
Washizu samurai
Seijirô Onda
Washizu samurai
Senkichi Ômura
Washizu samurai
Akira Tani
Washizu soldier
Ikio Sawamura
Washizu soldier
Takeo Oikawa
Miki party member
Seijirô Onda
Miki party member #2
Shinpei Takagi
Commander
Masao Masuda
Commander
Shirô Tsuchiya
Commander
Takeo Matsushita
Commander
Jun Ôtomo
Commander
Michiya Higuchi
Tsuki guard
Shôbun Inoue
Servant
Gorô Sakurai
Servant
Kamayuki Tsubono
Servant
Fuminori Ôhashi
Samurai

Crew

Directing Akira Kurosawa Director
Writing Shinobu Hashimoto Screenplay
Writing Ryûzô Kikushima Screenplay
Writing Akira Kurosawa Screenplay
Writing Hideo Oguni Screenplay
Production Akira Kurosawa Producer
Production Sôjirô Motoki Producer
Sound Masaru Satô Original Music Composer
Camera Asakazu Nakai Director of Photography
Editing Akira Kurosawa Editor
Costume & Make-Up Yoshirô Muraki Costume Design
Writing William Shakespeare Writer
Sound Ichirô Minawa Sound Designer
Art Yoshirô Muraki Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Masanori Kobayashi Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Yoshiko Matsumoto Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Junjirô Yamada Hairstylist
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi Sound Recordist
Sound Masanao Uehara Assistant Sound Editor
Crew Eiji Tsuburaya Special Effects

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