History Film / ThroneOfBlood

5th Feb '17 10:15:38 PM Crantastic
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* BestServedCold: [[spoiler:Lady Kaede has been planning the eventual destruction of Washizu's entire family tree for decades, since he killed her own family when she was a child]].
23rd Jan '17 4:20:52 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BestServedCold: [[spoiler:Lady Kaede has been planning the eventual destruction of Washizu's entire family tree for decades, since he killed her own family when she was a child]].



* GreekChorus: Four guards comment on Lord Washizu's fortunes.



* OnlyICanKillHim: Subverted. Washizu is killed by his own nameless EvilMinions - indeed we do not even see the faces of the archers who loose the first arrow and the last. In the original ''Macbeth'', the VillainProtagonist died in a duel with a major character, who has no equivalent in the film.



* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Washizu. Since the film is based on ''Macbeth'', this is not a surprise.



* RasputinianDeath: Washizu takes at least 20 arrows to the chest and still tries to walk and fight, finally falling to an over-dramatic arrow through the neck.



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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: In an {{Homage}} to ''Macbeth'', Lady Asaji is unable to wash the blood off her hands.



* VillainousBreakdown: Both the Washizus have this happen to him in ''Film/ThroneOfBlood''. After being convinced by his wife to murder Lord Tsuzuki, the husband, Taketoki, becomes increasingly paranoid and starts seeing hallucinations, while the wife herself, Asaji, completely snaps and is last seen [[OutDamnedSpot trying to clean the stench of nonexistent blood off her hands]]. Being as this is ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' [[RecycledInSpace WITH SAMURAI]], this was very much intentional.




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* {{Youkai}}: The film exchanges ''Macbeth'''s Birnam Wood for Spider's Web Forest, possibly invoking these creatures from Japanese folklore.
17th Dec '16 11:08:31 AM karstovich2
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''Throne of Blood'' (''Kumonosu Jō'', "Spider Web Castle"), is Creator/AkiraKurosawa's version of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''. It stars Creator/ToshiroMifune as Washizu, a Japanese warlord who meets a strange spirit who gives him some dark ideas about taking the place of his lord. Kurosawa fuses [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]'s plot with elements from Noh theater, and sets the story at an unspecified time and place in [[JidaiGeki Sengoku-era Japan]]. The [[NoManOfWomanBorn Macduff]] subplot is left out, leading to a different, but more thematic end for the Macbeth figure.

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''Throne of Blood'' (''Kumonosu Jō'', "Spider Web Castle"), is Creator/AkiraKurosawa's a 1957 film by Creator/AkiraKurosawa, and is Kurosawa's version of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''. It stars Creator/ToshiroMifune as Washizu, a Japanese warlord who meets a strange spirit who gives him some dark ideas about taking the place of his lord. Kurosawa fuses [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]'s plot with elements from Noh theater, and sets the story at an unspecified time and place in [[JidaiGeki Sengoku-era Japan]]. The [[NoManOfWomanBorn Macduff]] subplot is left out, leading to a different, but more thematic end for the Macbeth figure.


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See also ''Film/{{Ran}}'', another film in which Kurosawa adapted Shakespeare to Sengoku Japan.
24th Oct '16 2:05:23 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* SympatheticMurderer: Washizu, at first. He's clearly in shock after he murders his lord. By the time he's sent men to kill Miki, however, he stops showing remorse and starts showing fear of getting caught.



* UnholyMatrimony: Washizu and Asaji.

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* UnholyMatrimony: Washizu Taketoki and Asaji.Asaji Washizu.
25th Sep '16 7:05:52 PM MURPHYCHACHO
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* AmbitionIsEvil: The movie's main theme.


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* {{Determinator}}: Even after [[spoiler: being shot full of arrows, ''including one in his throat'', Washizu still remains standing until the very end and even tries to go for his sword as he dies.]]


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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Washizu brags to his men about the prophecy that claims he canít lose in battle unless the forest itself moves against the castle. While this temporarily boosts morale, as soon as the forest ''does'' begin to move towards the castle, his men see the writing on the wall and turn against him.]]


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* UnholyMatrimony: Washizu and Asaji.
31st Mar '16 4:35:28 PM gallium
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''Throne of Blood'' (''Kumonosu Jō'', "Spider Web Castle"), is Creator/AkiraKurosawa's version of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.It stars Creator/ToshiroMifune as Washizu, a Japanese warlord who meets a strange spirit who gives him some dark ideas about taking the place of his lord. Kurosawa fuses [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]'s plot with elements from Noh theater, and sets the story at an unspecified time and place in [[JidaiGeki Sengoku-era Japan]]. The [[NoManOfWomanBorn Macduff]] subplot is left out, leading to a different, but more thematic end for the Macbeth figure.

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''Throne of Blood'' (''Kumonosu Jō'', "Spider Web Castle"), is Creator/AkiraKurosawa's version of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''. It stars Creator/ToshiroMifune as Washizu, a Japanese warlord who meets a strange spirit who gives him some dark ideas about taking the place of his lord. Kurosawa fuses [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]'s plot with elements from Noh theater, and sets the story at an unspecified time and place in [[JidaiGeki Sengoku-era Japan]]. The [[NoManOfWomanBorn Macduff]] subplot is left out, leading to a different, but more thematic end for the Macbeth figure.
31st Mar '16 4:35:16 PM gallium
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''Throne of Blood'' (''Kumonosu Jō'', ''Spider Web Castle''), is Creator/AkiraKurosawa's version of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.It stars Creator/ToshiroMifune as Washizu, a Japanese warlord who meets a strange spirit who gives him some dark ideas about taking the place of his lord. Kurosawa fuses [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]'s plot with elements from Noh theater, and sets the story at an unspecified time and place in [[JidaiGeki Sengoku-era Japan]]. The [[NoManOfWomanBorn Macduff]] subplot is left out, leading to a different, but more thematic end for the Macbeth figure.

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''Throne of Blood'' (''Kumonosu Jō'', ''Spider "Spider Web Castle''), Castle"), is Creator/AkiraKurosawa's version of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.It stars Creator/ToshiroMifune as Washizu, a Japanese warlord who meets a strange spirit who gives him some dark ideas about taking the place of his lord. Kurosawa fuses [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]'s plot with elements from Noh theater, and sets the story at an unspecified time and place in [[JidaiGeki Sengoku-era Japan]]. The [[NoManOfWomanBorn Macduff]] subplot is left out, leading to a different, but more thematic end for the Macbeth figure.
31st Mar '16 4:34:39 PM gallium
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''Kumonosu Jō'' (''Spider Web Castle''), distributed with the English title ''Throne of Blood'', is Creator/AkiraKurosawa's version of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''. Kurosawa fuses [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]'s plot with elements from Noh theater, and sets the story at an unspecified time and place in [[JidaiGeki Sengoku-era Japan]]. The [[NoManOfWomanBorn Macduff]] subplot is left out, leading to a different, but more thematic end for the Macbeth figure.

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''Kumonosu Jō'' (''Spider ''Throne of Blood'' (''Kumonosu Jō'', ''Spider Web Castle''), distributed with the English title ''Throne of Blood'', is Creator/AkiraKurosawa's version of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.It stars Creator/ToshiroMifune as Washizu, a Japanese warlord who meets a strange spirit who gives him some dark ideas about taking the place of his lord. Kurosawa fuses [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]'s plot with elements from Noh theater, and sets the story at an unspecified time and place in [[JidaiGeki Sengoku-era Japan]]. The [[NoManOfWomanBorn Macduff]] subplot is left out, leading to a different, but more thematic end for the Macbeth figure.
22nd Jan '16 2:25:22 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* {{Seppuku}}: The traitor mentioned at the beginning of the film commits this while in captivity, spraying a ridiculous amount of blood on the wall.
3rd Jan '16 12:10:10 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* AnimalMotifs: Wazishu's banner bears a [[CreepyCentipedes centipede]] while Miki's has a [[WhiteBunny white rabbit]].

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* AnimalMotifs: Wazishu's Washizu's banner bears a [[CreepyCentipedes centipede]] while Miki's has a [[WhiteBunny white rabbit]].
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