The Magic Serpent (1966)
aka Kairyu daikessen
Genre: Action | Fantasy | Kaiju
Country: Japan | Director: Tetsuya Yamauchi
Language: Japanese or English (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English (optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 85mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 863×364 – 23.976fps – 1.27gb
In ancient Japan, a good lord is killed and his throne is taken by the trecherous Yuki Daijo and his wizard friend Oroki-maru. The young prince Ikazuki-maru is rescued from the jaws of death by a magic bird sent by a wizard. Ten years later, Ikazuki-maru embarks on an adventure to avenge his parents and the wizard’s death with his magic powers he learned from the wizard. He kills Yuki Daijo but then must battle Oroki-maru in a battle to the death.
You pretty much can see that this film had an influence on the “Star Wars” saga especially when you look at the film early on as young Jiraiya (or Izakuchi-Maru) learns from his teacher, who obviously was an inspiration for Obi Won.