Friday, December 09, 2005


I adored this Macbeth set in medieval Japan. It may now be my favorite Kurosawa (of course my favorite Kurosawa is almost always the one I've seen most recently). Particularly effective is Lady Macbeth's blood madness perceived through an Eastern aesthetic, and the evil forest spirit whose tantalizing prophecy brings latent lusts to the fore is also a treat.

The Criterion Collection brings forth my latent lusts. Were I a rich man I'd hoard them all.

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