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.
Mifune Toshirō, Yamada Isuzu, Kubo Akira and others.
Cinematographer, Nakai Asakazu ; original music, Sato Masaru.
Based on Shakespeare's Macbeth. Aspect ratio 1.33:1. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957. Special features: Audio commentary by Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck; original theatrical trailer; new essay by Stephen Prince (The warrior's camera: The cinema of Akira Kurosawa); two different subtitle translations, each by a world-renowned translator of Japanese films: one by Linda Hoaglund, the other by Donald Richie.