• Congratulations to yesterday’s winners, Joe and Michael! Joe’s Hollywood-style tagline for Ikiru was:

    This summer: Death is only the beginning.

    And Michael’s, for Rashomon, was:

    He said. She said. He said. He said.

    March is Akira Kurosawa month at Criterion. On the twenty-third, the great Japanese filmmaker would have been one hundred years old. For this centennial celebration, we will be posting trivia questions and other contests all month, and giving away a different prize every weekday.

    Today’s prompt:

    Write a caption for the following image.

    Kurosawa THRONE OF BLOOD caption image
    Please respond by commenting below, and we’ll choose our favorite on Monday. You must leave a valid e-mail address to be eligible for the prize (a Throne of Blood DVD).

260 comments

  • By Chris Harper
    March 06, 2010
    10:04 PM

    I don't know why I keep this job, I don't even get insurance.
    Reply
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  • By Evan B
    March 06, 2010
    10:18 PM

    "takeshi's head, sir" "takeshi?" "yes, takeshi" "you mean, takashi?" "takeshi, sir" "takAshi!?" "uh, er, yes, takeshi..." "i said takashi" "oh, i see.." "so whose fucking head's in the bag? takeshi or takashi's?my brother takeshi didn't show up to lunch today, i said takashi" "oh, i mean takashi..." "show me" "you know what...i actually need to go...you should probably just open it yourselves, see ya"
    Reply
  • By israel
    March 06, 2010
    11:39 PM

    What is that? Yoga?
    Reply
  • By andrew c.
    March 07, 2010
    12:22 AM

    "Guys, black is IN now! There's a black man in the white house!"
    Reply
  • By Julian Terry
    March 07, 2010
    02:44 AM

    It brings a new meaning to "giving head"
    Reply
  • By J Rockwell
    March 07, 2010
    05:37 AM

    Boss we found the lost 1916 D. W. Griffith version of Macbeth for you!! Hey maybe he lives at the end of this one.
    Reply
  • By Benjamin B.
    March 07, 2010
    06:11 AM

    "Put that head down. Decapitated heads in bags for closer's only. You think I'm fuckin' with you?"
    Reply
  • By REO
    March 07, 2010
    10:33 AM

    Uri-San, teach me this levitation trick or the only thing flying will be your head.
    Reply
  • By Nakf
    March 07, 2010
    11:27 AM

    "...my spies say they just kick these leather balls all day long in England..."
    Reply
  • By Dustin
    March 07, 2010
    02:58 PM

    "I am sick and tired of that dog of yours crapping all over my floor. You better clean all of it!"
    Reply
  • By Dan
    March 07, 2010
    04:25 PM

    "I hope this is the guy you asked for, sir"
    Reply
  • By Matt W.
    March 08, 2010
    03:09 AM

    No Macduff you say? I beg to differ...
    Reply
  • By josh wilmarth
    March 08, 2010
    04:43 AM

    "you couldn't just bring him alive? i only wanted to talk..."
    Reply
  • By John Nelson
    March 08, 2010
    08:51 AM

    Sir, once I spread this dust on the floor, I'm sure you and the missus will agree that the Li'l Jiffy vacuum cleaner is the perfect tool to make your home spic and span!
    Reply
  • By James Bacon
    March 08, 2010
    11:59 AM

    "I told you Macbeth was a cursed play, but NO, you didn't believe me."
    Reply
  • By Enrique Chavez
    March 08, 2010
    04:16 PM

    "And where, pray tell, is the platter?"
    Reply
  • By Pouya G.
    March 08, 2010
    04:39 PM

    "I don't clean, I'm not clean, O.K.? .. I Don't Clean, I'm not clean, O.K.?"
    Reply
  • By Chris Leggette
    March 08, 2010
    05:17 PM

    "Rock, paper, scissor . . . head?"
    Reply
  • By Nathan H
    March 08, 2010
    07:27 PM

    "And where would sir like his leavings to be buried?"
    Reply
  • By ZAKUDOMGOOG
    March 08, 2010
    09:29 PM

    well, i'm not going to pay for this.... the banner on your horse states half an hour or its free.
    Reply

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