Thursday, June 5, 2014

The "One-Armed Swordsman"/"Star Wars" connection?

El Rey Channel is my new best friend on a Thursday night. Tonight is a One-Armed Swordsman marathon. Action-packed! Fun stuff!

"STAR WARS" SPOILER ALERT: What I'm discovering tonight is that "The New One-Armed Swordsman" (1971) seems to have provided some inspiration on the original "Star Wars," particularly with the style of the swordplay between the hero in white and the brown-cloaked renegade mentor (who dresses a lot like Obi Wan Kenobi). 

There's even a scene at the beginning resembling the final fight between Kenobi and Vader.
"THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK" SPOILER ALERT: Why, I wouldn't be surprised if Luke losing his hand in the duel with Vader in the second film was inspired from one of these movies.

That is all for now!