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Throne of blood, [or], Spider's web castle = Kumonosu-jo

Author: Akira KurosawaHideo OguniToshirō MifuneIsuzu YamadaAkira Kubo; et al; All authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2003]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 190.; Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Japanese
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Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, transposed to the civil wars of 16th century Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy.
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Akira Kurosawa; Hideo Oguni; Toshirō Mifune; Isuzu Yamada; Akira Kubo; Chieko Naniwa; Minoru Chiaki; Takashi Shimura; William Shakespeare; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.; et al
ISBN: 0780026446 9780780026445
OCLC Number: 811406538
Notes: In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1957.
A foreign film (Japan).
"The Classic Collection, a joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema"--Container.
Credits: Cinematographer, Asaichi Nakai ; film editor, Akira Kurosawa ; music, Masaru Sato.
Cast: Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Minoru Chiaki, Takashi Shimura, Chieko Naniwa, Akira Kubo.
Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital mono.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 190.; Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Other Titles: Throne of blood
Spider's web castle
Castle of the spider's web
Cobweb castle
Kumonosu-jo
Responsibility: Toho Company ; written by Hideo Oguni ... [et al.] ; produced and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, transposed to the civil wars of 16th century Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy.

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