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Old 10-16-2013, 10:05 PM   #1
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Throne of Blood - Criterion Blu-Ray 01/07/2014



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Japan
1957
109 minutes
Black and White
1.33:1
Japanese

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A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. As a tough warrior who rises savagely to power, Toshiro Mifune gives a remarkable, animalistic performance, as does Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife. Throne of Blood fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience.
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  • New, restored 2K digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck
  • Documentary on the making of Throne of Blood, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create
  • Two alternate subtitle translations, by Japanese-film translator Linda Hoaglund and Kurosawa expert Donald Richie
  • Trailer
  • One Blu-ray and one DVD, with all content available in both formats
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Stephen Prince and notes on the subtitling by Hoaglund and Richie

New cover by Bill McMullen
http://www.criterion.com/films/735-throne-of-blood
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:03 AM   #2
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It's been awhile but I loved it at the time... Ironically I'd have to watch my DVD again to decide, only to put the Blu-ray on a shelf and not feel the need to watch it for another 10 or so years...
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:20 AM   #3
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great movie, but with so many amazing criterion discs that i don't yet own, i don't think i'm in the market to start upgrading ones i already do...
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