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Throne of Blood (1957)

12 01/15/1957 (US) DramaHistory 1h 48m

From the creator of "Rashomon" and "Ikiru".


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.

  1. Akira Kurosawa

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Ryûzô Kikushima


  3. Hideo Oguni


  4. Shinobu Hashimoto


  5. William Shakespeare


Top Billed Cast

  1. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Taketori Washizu

  2. Isuzu Yamada

    Isuzu Yamada

    Lady Asaji Washizu

  3. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

    Noriyasu Odagura

  4. Akira Kubo

    Yoshiteru Miki

  5. Hiroshi Tachikawa

    Hiroshi Tachikawa

    Kunimaru Tsuzuki

  6. Minoru Chiaki

    Minoru Chiaki

    Yoshiaki Miki

  7. Takamaru Sasaki

    Kuniharu Tsuzuki

  8. Gen Shimizu

    Gen Shimizu

  9. Kokuten Kōdō

    Kokuten Kōdō

    Military Commander

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Throne of Blood
Throne of Blood

Original Title 蜘蛛巣城

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Budget -

Revenue -


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