• 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_captions_contest_large


    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).

34 comments

  • By will
    March 05, 2010
    06:14 PM

    "Is that really the heart of snow white? Now I am the fairest of them all!!"
    Reply
  • By Wisejake
    March 05, 2010
    07:15 PM

    He stands next to his beloved, gripping his sword - ready to thrust at the mysterious and possibly threatening head-shaped object.
    Reply
  • By Michael L.
    March 05, 2010
    08:06 PM

    Bill: "How long do you suppose he can hold it like that?" Jen: "Bill, tell him to put it down."
    Reply
  • By Jaysin O.
    March 05, 2010
    08:28 PM

    "Oh my god! OH MY GOD! She made me a bento box! Sooooo in love....."
    Reply
  • By Samuel A.
    March 05, 2010
    09:32 PM

    "This is the head of the samurai you left on the bar room floor last night, for flirting with your wife."
    Reply
  • By Tom H.
    March 05, 2010
    09:33 PM

    Here is your laundry, sir.
    Reply
  • By Billy R.
    March 05, 2010
    09:51 PM

    My name is Taketoki Washizu. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
    Reply
  • By Michelle M.
    March 05, 2010
    10:25 PM

    "I seriously hope that is more bars of soap in his sack cause I cannot keep hiding my bloody hands in this kimono forever. People are starting to talk."
    Reply
  • By ZebulonPike
    March 05, 2010
    11:34 PM

    "You have earned 235 points. Only 265 more until we send you a $50 gift certificate."
    Reply
  • By Marshall M.
    March 06, 2010
    12:36 AM

    What is this! A center for ants! How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit in the building?!?!
    Reply
  • By Maltobizz
    March 06, 2010
    01:19 AM

    "His name was Robert Paulson."
    Reply
  • By Benjamin B.
    March 06, 2010
    05:20 AM

    "Well I didn't think he would actually do it!"
    Reply
  • By Brent S.
    March 06, 2010
    10:44 AM

    "And I could dribble it even closer to the ground if it were an actual basketball."
    Reply
  • By akbaier
    March 06, 2010
    03:06 PM

    Man with sword(right): I don't care what you say Mrs. Armadillo! That child isn't mine! You said you were wearing protection! Mrs. Armadillo (left): I was talking about my shell.
    Reply
  • By Aric V.
    March 06, 2010
    04:05 PM

    Now, if I can just get you to sign here...
    Reply
  • By tholly
    March 06, 2010
    05:58 PM

    I'm sorry sir. I got the things you asked for, but the store was all out of your wife's "feminine products."
    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 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 Nakf
    March 07, 2010
    11:27 AM

    "...my spies say they just kick these leather balls all day long in England..."
    Reply
  • By Matt W.
    March 08, 2010
    03:09 AM

    No Macduff you say? I beg to differ...
    Reply