Throne of Blood is the April movie for our online film club. It is also the 12th movie on our list, completing the first year of discussion!
As Coco already noted, Throne of Blood is perhaps one of Kurosawa’s most popular movies. Based on William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, it transports the story of the scheming warrior king into medieval Japan.
As usual, information about DVD releases can be found in the DVD section, while the regular Kurosawa bibliography can come in handy for background reading. Etext copies of Shakespere’s Macbeth can be found around the web — the one I usually check is Open Source Shakespeare, as it gives you excellent search options.
There is also a lot of discussion that you can find about with a simple Google search. A Shakespeare mailing list that I follow, shaksper, has also accumulated some relevant discussion over the past two decades.
5 April 2009
Hurray! I am leaving for Japan in a couple of days, but would very much like to follow this thread!