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. Shinobu Hashimoto


  4. Hideo Oguni


  5. William Shakespeare


Top Billed Cast

  1. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Taketori Washizu

  2. Isuzu Yamada

    Isuzu Yamada

    Lady Asaji Washizu

  3. Akira Kubo

    Akira Kubo

    Yoshiteru Miki

  4. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

    Noriyasu Odagura

  5. Minoru Chiaki

    Yoshiaki Miki

Full Cast & Crew

Throne of Blood
Throne of Blood


Original Title 蜘蛛巣城

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 15, 1957


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 48m

Budget -

Revenue -



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