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Throne of Blood


Images courtesy of Janus Films

Throne of Blood
Akira Kurosawa, 1957


Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Thu, Apr 5, 2012 7 PM

Director Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Ran) transposes Macbeth to medieval Japan.

Throne of Blood stars Toshiro Mifune as an ambitious general who aspires to be Emperor, inspired by a ghostly prophesy and urged on by a scheming wife. (110 mins., 35mm, Japanese with English subtitles)

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