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Title Kumonosujō [videorecording] = Throne of blood / Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; screenplay, Oguni Hideo, Kurosawa Akira, Hashimoto Shinobu, Kikushima Ryūzō ; director, Kurosawa Akira.
蜘蛛巣城 [videorecording] = Throne of blood / 東宝株式会社 ; screenplay, 小国英雄, 黒澤明, 橋本忍, 菊島隆三 ; director, 黒澤明.

Imprint [S.l.] : Criterion Collection, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Ja KUM    Available
Description 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 190
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 190.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.
Special features: Restores image and sound ; audio commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck ; original theatrical trailer ; new essay by Stephen Prince: the warrior's camera: the cinema of Akira Kurowawa ; 2 different subtitle translations ; notes on subtitling.
Credits Cinematography, Nakai Asakazu ; original music, Sato Masaru.
Cast Mifune Toshirō, Yamada Isuzu, Kubo Akira and others.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language In Japanese; with optional English subtitles.
Subject Samurai -- Japan.
Added Author Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996.
小国英雄, 1904-1996.
Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998
黒澤明, 1910-1998.
Hashimoto, Shinobu, 1918-
橋本忍, 1918-
Kikushima, Ryūzō, 1914-1989-
菊島隆三, 1914-
Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997.
三船敏郎, 1920-1997.
Yamada, Isuzu, 1917-2012-
山田五十鈴, 1917-
Kubo, Akira.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth.
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Throne of blood
ISBN 0780026446
Standard No. 037429175828
Music No. THR130 Criterion Collection

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