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zbinks 10-16-2013 09:05 PM

Throne of Blood - Criterion Blu-Ray 01/07/2014


109 minutes
Black and White

Spine #190


A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. As a tough warrior who rises savagely to power, Toshiro Mifune gives a remarkable, animalistic performance, as does Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife. Throne of Blood fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience.

  • New, restored 2K digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck
  • Documentary on the making of Throne of Blood, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create
  • Two alternate subtitle translations, by Japanese-film translator Linda Hoaglund and Kurosawa expert Donald Richie
  • Trailer
  • One Blu-ray and one DVD, with all content available in both formats
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Stephen Prince and notes on the subtitling by Hoaglund and Richie

New cover by Bill McMullen

X-human 10-17-2013 12:03 AM

It's been awhile but I loved it at the time... Ironically I'd have to watch my DVD again to decide, only to put the Blu-ray on a shelf and not feel the need to watch it for another 10 or so years...

dave13 10-17-2013 03:20 AM

great movie, but with so many amazing criterion discs that i don't yet own, i don't think i'm in the market to start upgrading ones i already do...

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