Rent Throne of Blood (1957)

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Rent Throne of Blood (aka Kumonosu-Jô) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Kurosawa's transposition of Shakespeare's Macbeth to sixteenth century Japan is immensely successful in capturing the spirit of the original. A truly remarkable film combining beauty and terror to produce a mood of haunting power. 'Throne of Blood' also shows Kurosawa's familiar mastery of atmosphere, action and the savagery of war.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Akira Kurosawa, Sôjirô Motoki
Writers:
Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto
Aka:
Kumonosu-Jô
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
Japan, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/10/2001
Run Time:
104 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/09/2014
Run Time:
109 minutes
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • The Art of Akira Kurosawa (2013, 49 mins): Asian-cinema expert Tony Rayns discusses Kurosawa's career and influence
  • Interview with filmmaker George Lucas (2001, 8 mins)
  • Interview with filmmaker Alex Cox (2003, 9 mins)
  • Introduction to Sanjuro by Alex Cox (2003, 5 mins)
  • Full-length Audio Commentary on 'Throne of Blood' by Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck
  • Full-length Audio Commentary on Yojimbo by film critic Philip Kemp

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