Throne of Blood Reviews

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January 7, 2014
A sterling presentation of a top-tier Akira Kurosawa film that's been produced, most valuably, with an eye toward drawing budding new fans toward the work of one of cinema's greatest artists.
March 4, 2013
Throne Of Blood captures the spirit of Shakespeare's writing, as the driving rain, swirling fog and screeching animals lend metaphorical weight to this tale of murderous human ambition.
March 4, 2013
Throne Of Blood defeats categorisation. It remains a landmark of visual strength, permeated by a particularly Japanese sensibility, and is possibly the finest Shakespearean adaptation ever committed to the screen.
June 9, 2010
More an impression of Macbeth than an actual Macbeth>/i>.
July 1, 2008
A potent adaptation that captures all the strange atmosphere of Shakespeare's play, and invests it an exhilarating, visceral aesthetic.
May 30, 2008
One of Kurosawa's best and arguably the best Shakespeare ever filmed.
October 6, 2007
In fact, in the scene where Lady Asaji leaves a room and disappears into the darkness to get sake to make the guards drunk, the ominous rustling of her silk gown is as chilling as Lady Macbeth's lines.
April 5, 2007
Toshiro Mifune gives a winning quirky performance.
January 4, 2007
Transplanted to medieval Japan, Kurosawa's brutal film is one of the best Shakesperean adaptations on screen, with a tour de force performance from Toshiro Mifune; it makes a fascinating double bill with the masterful Ran
December 30, 2006
With its all-pervading sense of doom, this is a serious contender for the finest celluloid Shakespeare of them all.
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