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Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (1957)
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Call no.:
DVD 011 245
Title:
Kumonosujō
Alternate titles:
Throne of blood
Originally produced:
1957
Format:
DVD
Summary:
Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy.
Credits:
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; Janus Films ; screenplay, Oguni Hideo, Kurosawa Akira, Hashimoto Shinobu, Kikushima Ryūzō ; director, Kurosawa Akira.
Publication:
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2003.
Languages:
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Details:
1 DVD (109 min.) : sound, black & white
Country of production:
Japan
Studio(s):
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
Janus Films
Director(s):
Kurosawa, Akira
Screenwriter(s):
Kurosawa, Akira
Oguni, Hideo
Hashimoto, Shinobu
Kikushima, Ryūzō
Cast:
Mifune Toshirō, Yamada Isuzu, Kubo Akira and others.
Production:
Cinematographer, Nakai Asakazu ; original music, Sato Masaru.
Notes:
Based on Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957.
Special features: Audio commentary by Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck; original theatrical trailer; new essay by Stephen Prince (The warrior's camera: The cinema of Akira Kurosawa); two different subtitle translations, each by a world-renowned translator of Japanese films: one by Linda Hoaglund, the other by Donald Richie.
Subjects:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Film adaptations.
Samurai Japan.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Genre:
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Film adaptations
Year: 1950s
Spoken language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Title: Kumonosujō = Throne of blood
Director: Kurosawa, Akira
Actor: Kubo, Akira
Actor: Mifune, Toshirō
Actor: Yamada, Isuzu
Musical score composer: Satō, Masaru
Production studio: Janus Films
Production studio: Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
Country of production: Japan
Screenplay: Adaptations
Film technique: Live action
Cover image available: Yes