English title: Throne of Blood
I'm not a Shakespeare scholar, but I know what I likes, and of his plays, I like MacBeth best. and of the film versions of MacBeth, I like Kumonosu-Jou best. it is a fantastic movie that rates among Kurosawa's best
(Isuzu Yamada), of what the witch predicted, and she encourages him to make it happen.
the best of the movie is the Lady Washizu. it takes a lot to outact Toshirô Mifune, but Yamada does it. and how.
her figure is overwhelming and her presence is everywhere. she drives the action in a way that Shakespeare's Lady MacBeth could only hint at.
from serene, calculating, planning
his fate is not any better