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Took a look. I liked how the hero appears and disappears. Thought the appearing/disappearing frog was pretty fun, too.
The old movies did a remarkable job with special effects, I think. I did get a kick out of the frog lol
I wonder if all the Japanese still wore kimono on a daily basis in 1921.Or if they went traditional for the film/story. I don't know when they went to western dress. Thanks for sharing. It was interesting to watch. And happy weekend too. :)
The story is of legendary days, so that's be why more traditional dress was shown in the film. There's an interesting history of the clothing here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/h/a-history-of-the-kimono/
I thoght this one was fun. That frog was a hoot and the special effects were BRILLIANT for it being 1921. I'm a big fan of shorts, too. Thanks for reviewing and sharing this.
II'm always surprised by how good special effects in these old films are! I'm glad you got a kick out of it :)
Sorry, but this is not my cup of coffee! Have a great Sunday, Valerie
Different strokes ;)
I was never really sure what was going on or why but it was amusing to see the choreographed fighting scenes and the magical vanishing guy and frog, etc. :)
The Imdb https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0488015/ says, "The story of Jiraiya, a legendary ninja with great powers who set off on a adventure." An adventure tale. Those fighting scenes were fun, weren't they, and I did enjoy the special effects :)