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蜘蛛巣城 [Throne of blood] (1957)

True destiny will manifest itself whether one tries to escape or not. Seldom has that lesson of fate’s bitter irony been taught as bluntly as in Kurosawa’s eerie, formal samurai version of Macbeth.

Violently overacted in typical eastern manner, theatrical to the extreme, and far too tedious for its uncomplicated story. Still in my book for emotional intensity, harsh moral, and stunning visuals.

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4 Responses to 867

  1. Ran or Throne of Blood? I’ll have to think about that one, but I’m a big fan of both.

  2. nicolas krizan says:

    I think I prefer this one. The heavy stylization works better in black and white, in my humble opinion.

  3. SJHoneywell says:

    There are parts of this film that go on too long–riding through the fog at the beginning, for instance, borders on the comic. However, it places my favorite Shakespearean play in hyper-violent samurai mode, and for that, I love it.

  4. nicolas krizan says:

    we actually giggled quite a lot at that long and foggy ride 😉

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