The Magic Serpent
The Magic Serpent
Theatrical poster to The Magic Serpent
Directed by Tetsuya Yamauchi[1]
Produced by Shigeru Okada
Takesuke Niimi
Written by Masaru Igami
Music by Toshiaki Tsushima
Cinematography Motonari Washio
Editing by Tadao Kanda
Distributed by Toei
Released December 21, 1966
Running time 85 min.
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The Magic Serpent or Jiraiya/Grand Duel in Magic or Battle of the Dragons (怪竜大決戦 Kairyū daikessen, lit. "Sea Serpent Wars")[2] is a 1966 film directed by Tetsuya Yamauchi.[1] Along with Terror Beneath the Sea (also 1966), it was an attempt by Toei studio to compete with Tōhō in the kaijū, or monster genre.[2]




  1. 1.0 1.1 "怪竜大決戦" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Weisser, Thomas and Yuko Mihara Weisser (May 1996). Japanese Cinema: The Essential Handbook. Miami: Vital Sounds Inc and ACC Publications. p. 179. ISBN 1-889288-50-0.
  3. "怪竜大決戦" (in Japanese). Kinema Jumpo. Retrieved 2011-02-27.

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