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Episode No. 23: Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood (1957)


On this episode of the Diabolique Webcast, film professor David Kleiler and film critic Brett Michel join Steve to discuss Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 rethinking of Shakespeare’s MacbethThrone of Blood, which has recently been released on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.

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Stephen Slaughter Head was co-editor of the Star Wars website, co-founder of the much-loved movie news website IGN FilmForce, and editor of the movie section at AOL’s As a film journalist he has more than 2,000 published articles at His work has also appeared on, and in Esquire magazine and the Boston Phoenix. Stephen hosts the Diabolique Webcast.

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