Throne of Blood (1957)

High Treason

After Lord Washizu (Toshirô Mifune) sees the forest move towards the castle, a sign foretelling defeat, his troops turn against him.

Directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Released in 1957 by Criterion.

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  • character-type: Warrior
  • character-type: Soldier
  • character-type: King
  • character-type: Military Officer
  • action: Yell
  • action: Shoot
  • action: Kill
  • action: Scream
  • editors-choice: Die Already!
  • editors-choice: Showdowns
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • primary-genre: Foreign
  • secondary-genre: Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Foreign Movies
  • secondary-genre: Japanese Movies
  • secondary-genre: Foreign Dramas
  • mood: Violent
  • prop: Bow and Arrow
  • prop: Sword
  • setting: Castle
  • theme: Betrayal
  • theme: Violence
  • theme: Authority
  • theme: Defeat
  • theme: Power
  • actor: Toshirô Mifune
  • director: Akira Kurosawa
  • producer: Akira Kurosawa
  • producer: Sojiro Motoki
  • cinematographer: Asakazu Nakai
  • composer: Masaru Satô
  • production-designer: Yoshirô Muraki
  • role-name: Taketoki Washizu
  • screenwriter: Ryuzo Kikushima
  • screenwriter: Shinobu Hashimoto
  • screenwriter: Hideo Oguni
  • screenwriter: Akira Kurosawa
  • screenwriter: William Shakespeare
  • year: 1957
  • studio: Criterion