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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
Dean Shek ...
Shaolin Student
James Tien ...
Luk
Li-Peng Wan ...
(as 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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23 November 1978 (Hong Kong)  »

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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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Highly entertaining kung fu flick
1 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie (which really should have "Spiritual Kung Fu" listed as an alternate title) may be mostly for those who specifically like kung fu movies, but if you're one of those then this is a classic. While it forebodes the comedic action of later Chan movies, it is actually much more serious, and Jackie's part may be the biggest part, but it is almost matched by several other characters, so the emphasis doesn't lie so squarely on the lead character as it usually does in Chan's movies.

If you're a kung fu movie fan, don't listen to the negative comments posted here. This is one cool movie with lots of cool weirdness, and definitely some very cool fights. At one point, Jackie, who's still considered a novice, has to fight the 18 top students, and he licks every one of them in a long and impressive fight scene. This movie is definitely worth your while.

My rating: 8 out of 10.


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