Throne of Blood DVD - 1957 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa - his savage, free-flowing adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' plunges viewers into an eerie, fog-shrouded world of madness and obsession. Best film adaptation of Macbeth. Set in medieval Japan during a period of feudal conflict, this masterpiece combines the stylization of the Noh theater with the dynamic energy of the American Western to tell the tragic story of an ambitious warlord. Stars Toshiro Mifune, Minoru Chiaki and Takashi Shimura. Black and white, 105 minutes.