|Throne of Blood: Toshiro Mifune does Macbeth|
Throne of Blood (1957)
d. Akira Kurosawa
Criterion Collection #190
Kurosawa Macbeth movie! If you've seen Macbeth you know the plot of Throne of Blood which is a fairly accurate (to my weak grasp of Shakespeare) rendition of the famous Shakespeare play Macbeth. What caught my attention in Throne of Blood was 1st) the large scale battle scenes- which i don't remember from any other Kurosawa film- even the Seven Samurai was pretty small scale battle scenes. The second is his use of Noh Theatre, which makes sense since the play within the play from Macbeth is a necessary part of the underlying source material.