Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Two Line Reviews - #129

Movie: Kumonosu-jô (or) Throne of Blood(1957,Japanese)

Plot: A valiant samurai covets on becoming the master of a castle after his sly wife injects the idea into him. He kills his master,his friend & finally the next of kin of his victims pay him back.

  • The grandeur & the splendor with which Kurosawa has managed to make this epic movie.
  • The acting of Toshiro Mifune, Kurosawa's mainstay actor. He lives the role of a guilt ridden samurai & his reactions when he knows he is doomed are terrific.
  • The breathtaking cinematography & the foggy,misty atmosphere add fervor to the viewing.
The samurai blindly accepts his wife's ideas after a point. A strong case is presented for his first time acceptance of her ideas but not for the next few.

My Rating: 9.2/10

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