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Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)

Quan jing (original title)
A goofy student is taught a lost martial art style by five ghosts.

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Yi-Lang
Chih-Ping Chiang
Hsiu-yi Fang
Hong Hsu
Yuan Hsu
Ching Fu Li
Hai Lung Li
Tung Chun Li
Wen Tai Li
Szu-Cheng Mu ...
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Kang Peng
Li Rung Chuen
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James Tien ...
Luk
Li-Peng Wan ...
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Jackie Chan plays the part of the class clown in a shaolin temple whose deadliest secret is stolen. All is lost until Jackie's character discovers the dancing blue ghosts with bright red hair who haunt the library. Written by Andrew Stollak <nuke@psu.edu>

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Rated PG for martial arts action, mild language, brief partial nudity, and rude humor | See all certifications »
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Along with Long quan (1979), Spiritual Kung Fu (1978) was filmed in early 1978. As Wei Lo's studio went bankrupt was running out of money, they shelved both films due to cost-cutting measures and Chan was loaned out to Seasonal Films for a 2 picture deal. Whilst there he made Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978) and Drunken Master (1978) with Woo-Ping Yuen. The success of these two films at the domestic box office prompted Lo to give belated releases to Spiritual Kung Fu (1978) (late 1978) and Long quan (1979) (1979). See more »

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You'd better really, really like Jackie Chan
18 March 2001 | by (Philadelphia, USA) – See all my reviews

Okay, so it's basically a crappy chopsocky movie. There are perhaps hints of Jackie Chan's unparalleled skill and comic brilliance, but not a whole lot more. The action is pretty run of the mill for the period. However, the dubbing in this film makes it pretty entertaining at points, my favorite part being the interaction between Jackie and the the young woman, who is the first girl his character has ever seen. After flirting with her, he tries to show off some of the 5-style fist he's been learning from the white-faced ballerina ghosts (that's a whole other story, but also pretty amusing). Jackie goes into a stance, and the following dialogue ensues: Girl(coy): "What's that?" Jackie(smug): "Oh, you wouldn't know that. That's the famous crane style." Girl(bitchy): "Really? Well, you look like a teapot. Pouring tea!" Jackie(indignant): "You insult my style?! I'll show you!"

They fight, and she defeats him. After consulting with the ballerina ghosts, Jackie waits for a rematch:

Jackie(sly): "I've been waiting for you all morning." Girl(chipper): "Why? To get beat?" Jackie(confident): "I won't get beat. But you will."

He then proceeds to mop the floor with her; poking her in the head with his crane beak/fist, he goads, "A teapot? Is that right?!"

If you found that at all funny, then maybe it's worth checking out. For some reason I thought it was amusing. But you'd better be a pretty serious Jackie Chan fan, 'cause there isn't much else there.


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