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Throne of Blood

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The greatest screen adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth is arguably Akira Kurosawa's visceral Throne of Blood (Kumonosu jô), starring Toshiro Mifune and Isuzu Yamada as the ambitious warrior and ruthless wife who try to murder their way to power and glory. Featuring some of the Japanese master's most unforgettable, hallucinatory imagery, and inspired by Noh theater as much as the classical source, this is Kurosawa at his atmospheric best.

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High
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01:49
Throne of Blood