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  1. Duarte Ferreira's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    Kurosawa manages to enclose the narrative of the film with a foreboding and inevitable sense of doom, birthed from its very first shot depicting the fate of the Spider-Web Castle. This feeling steadily increases throughout the film's surprisingly conservative runtime of 108 minutes, with Toshirō Mifune's performance becoming increasingly erratic and explosive. One more Kurosawa film. One more masterpiece

  2. Mr.Pacha's rating of the film Throne of Blood

  3. Andre's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    Kurosawa had complete mastery of the medium: any random frame from this film could be hung in a gallery. The first and second encounter with the witch are blood - curdling, and there's a wonderful use of the animal kingdom to create surreal effect. Some scenes do play like a rehearsal for Ran (the business with the head), but this is a masterpiece in its own right

  4. John Matrix's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    Favorite quote: "AAAAAAAAAAH!! Ahhh! AHHHGGG!!! AHHHHHHGG!!!! GAAAAAHH!"

  5. Danny Mansfield's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    Kurosawa's take on Shakespeare gives us a chilling and captivating, tightly paced bloody good time, with a marvelous performance from Toshiro Mifune.

  6. ginobartolomi's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    need to rewatch cause I fell asleep (oops!) but I can say that I wasn't compelled by this as I normally am with Kurosawa's work. the scene with the witch is AMAZING, the visuals and special effects are actually great all around, but it seemed to lack heart.

  7. Eriugena82's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    An awesome adaption of Macbeth. There is no attempt to translate Shakespeare's dialogue; rather Kurosawa just took the basic plot and fundamental themes - using the play for his own meditation on ambition, violence and fate. Even in black-and-white the film looked extremely vivid, and the visuals - covered in fog and mist - served to underscore the poetic horror of the unfolding drama. Mifune was impressive as usual.

  8. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    Atmospheric and different take on "Macbeth" that manage to become even more riveting and interesting than the original play. An excellent Mifune in the main role help and the film has one of the greatest death scenes in movie history. The witch is more comical than scary though.

  9. gld48's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    ATMOSPHERE. The shot at the end where Mifune looks out from the watchtower and the trees are swaying with the score playing underneath. Beyond good.

  10. Louisa Savignon's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    sound & fury. the scenes with the old lady are awesome fantasy. great ending

  11. Gonzelush Thompson's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    Încercam să-mi aduc aminte dacă au mai fost cazuri la Kurosawa când răul pornește din cauza unei femei, după asta am realizat că asta-i o ecranizare a Macbeth-ului, așa că toate pretențiile de misoginism se duc la cel mai mare scriitor englez. Și da, aceasta e una dintre cele mai bune adaptări. Din punct de vedere al imaginii - filmul dat e pur și simplu flawless. Masterpiece cinematic din îndepărtatul 1957.

  12. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Throne of Blood

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  15. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    Kurosawa masters Shakespeare’s Macbeth. A beautiful epic with Samurais, vengeful spirits, witches, betrayal, insanity and death by arrows.

  16. Rafael Fonseca's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    The armor-tight silence as the thread-spinning witch speaks, the death fog filmed in Mt. Fuji, the static sitdowns, it's all so quietly threatening you don't gaze the horror until the pivotal scene, the after-murder as Lady Macbeth removes the spear from her livid husband's hands as his eyes quake. And then the witchghost at the dinners, the treetops seen from the castle, in the silent wind of the walking forest...

  17. Pierre.F's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    Chef d'oeuvre épique de Kurosawa avec Mifune à son plus fort. L'intrigue reprend librement le Macbeth de Shakespeare et interroge ainsi la portée des grands mythes et tragédies.

  18. Marc Saffar's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    Un magnifique Macbeth japonais. Épuré, stylisé, il annonce Ran et Kagemusha. Certaines scènes d'une force incroyable deviennent cinématographiquement référentielles.

  19. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Throne of Blood

  20. Viginti_tres's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    A rather banal read of the bard where all the monologues are internal. In its slow, silences it ekes at some political relevance (Kurosawa is a lot more political than I remembered) and nails a number of atmospheric shots, but feels tired like most Macbeth's do.

  21. FISCHER's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    Shakespeare, version nipponne, exceptionnel ! www.cinefiches.com

  22. Ryan Swen's rating of the film Throne of Blood

  23. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Throne of Blood

    Seeing as the meat of Macbeth has already been discussed fairly in-depth, I particularly appreciate that this film has very little in the way of sound, and a fair bit in the way of breathing room, as a counterbalance to the famously dark and gory content. In spite of being an adaptation of Macbeth, the film very easily becomes its own distinctive piece, through its atmosphere and minimal set design.

  24. B o g d a n's rating of the film Throne of Blood

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