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The Resource Kumonosujō : Throne of blood (Spider's web castle), Janus Films ; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; producers, Akira Kurowasa , Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay, Hideo Oguni [and others] ; director, Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)

Kumonosujō : Throne of blood (Spider's web castle), Janus Films ; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; producers, Akira Kurowasa , Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay, Hideo Oguni [and others] ; director, Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)

Label
Kumonosujō : Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)
Title
Kumonosujō
Title remainder
Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; producers, Akira Kurowasa , Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay, Hideo Oguni [and others] ; director, Akira Kurosawa
Title variation
  • Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)
  • Akira Kurosawa's Throne of blood
  • Throne of blood
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Member of
Cataloging source
CLO
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Original music, Masaru Sato; photography, Asakazu Nikai
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Soundtrack in Japanese, with optional English subtitles
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PN1995.9.A3
LC item number
  • .K86 2003
  • K866 2003
PerformerNote
Toshirō Mifune, Isuzu Yamada , Akira Kubo, Minoru Chiaki, Takamaru Sasaki, Yoichi Tachikawa, Takashi Shimura, Chieko Naniwa
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1904-1996
  • 1910-1998
  • 1920-1997
  • 1917-2012
  • 1917-1999
  • 1905-1982
  • 1928-1999
  • 1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Oguni, Hideo
  • Kurosawa, Akira
  • Motoki, Sojiro
  • Mifune, Toshirō
  • Yamada, Isuzu
  • Kubo, Akira
  • Chiaki, Minoru
  • Ochiai, Saburō
  • Shimura, Takashi
  • Naniwa, Chieko
  • Satō, Masaru
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Janus Films
  • Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
109
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
190
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samurai films
  • Historical films
  • Feature films
  • Film adaptations
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Samurai
  • Shakespeare, William
Technique
live action
Label
Kumonosujō : Throne of blood (Spider's web castle), Janus Films ; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; producers, Akira Kurowasa , Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay, Hideo Oguni [and others] ; director, Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1957
Accompanying material
1 booklet (unpaged : color, illustrated ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Features: Restored image and sound -- Audio commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck -- Original theatrical trailer -- New essay by Stephen Prince: the warrior's camera: the cinema of Akira Kurowawa -- 2 different subtitle translations -- Notes on subtitling
  • Chapters. Operning credits ; Chorus -- Captains Washizu & Miki triumph -- Forest maze -- Prophecy -- Lord Washizu & Lady Asaji -- Ambush? -- Blood of a traitor -- High treason -- Intruders! -- Cahse -- Great Lord's coffin -- Heir -- Evil omen -- Unexpected guest -- Stillborn -- Seeking answers -- Rallying the troops -- Birds -- Madness -- Forest moves -- Chorus -- Color bars
Control code
52338123
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Isbn
9780780026445
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • MU: Performance rights: Home view.
  • UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other control number
037429175828
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
DVD-Video
Publisher number
THR130
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)52338123
System details
DVD, Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Kumonosujō : Throne of blood (Spider's web castle), Janus Films ; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; producers, Akira Kurowasa , Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay, Hideo Oguni [and others] ; director, Akira Kurosawa, (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1957
Accompanying material
1 booklet (unpaged : color, illustrated ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Features: Restored image and sound -- Audio commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck -- Original theatrical trailer -- New essay by Stephen Prince: the warrior's camera: the cinema of Akira Kurowawa -- 2 different subtitle translations -- Notes on subtitling
  • Chapters. Operning credits ; Chorus -- Captains Washizu & Miki triumph -- Forest maze -- Prophecy -- Lord Washizu & Lady Asaji -- Ambush? -- Blood of a traitor -- High treason -- Intruders! -- Cahse -- Great Lord's coffin -- Heir -- Evil omen -- Unexpected guest -- Stillborn -- Seeking answers -- Rallying the troops -- Birds -- Madness -- Forest moves -- Chorus -- Color bars
Control code
52338123
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Isbn
9780780026445
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • MU: Performance rights: Home view.
  • UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other control number
037429175828
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
DVD-Video
Publisher number
THR130
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)52338123
System details
DVD, Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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