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Spiritual Kung Fu
Spiritual Kung Fu
Actors: Jackie Chan, Chih-ping Chiang, Hsiu-yi Fang, Hong Hsu, Kuang Kao
Director: Wei Lo
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
PG     1997     1hr 34min

Another early kung fu flick from Jackie Chan's Wei Lo period (Wei Lo, who also directed Fists of Fury with Bruce Lee, directed seven of Chan's early films), Spiritual Kung Fu (alternatively titled Karate Ghostbuster) has ...  more »


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Actors: Jackie Chan, Chih-ping Chiang, Hsiu-yi Fang, Hong Hsu, Kuang Kao
Director: Wei Lo
Creator: Lei Pan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: Hong Kong Action, Jackie Chan, Indie & Art House
Studio: Simitar Ent.
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 12/10/1997
Release Year: 1997
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: Cantonese, English
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Movie Reviews

(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of my most memorable Jackie Chan movie which I saw it for the very first time when I was 12 years old, it was 1980 in Japan. Jackie Chan popularity was booming back then, and he made many TV show appearance in Japan. Now almost 25 years later in my life, I finally get to see this film again, here in the USA. The movie was better when I saw it as a child in the past. I suppose I have been spoiled by big money making movie productions such as by Hollywood. I wanted more, and better quality in sound and picture. I wanted it to be a wide screen. I wanted this and that comparing to American movies. But after all, this is a "Classic Chinese movie with a low budget film." The MAGIC of this movie is not so much in quality, but in ACTION, and UNDERSTANDING of culture, APPRECIATION of the art, and the one must have a good sense of IMAGINATION skill. LOT OF Kung-Fu movies require such senses to fully appreciate the movie. After all it is a movie. The movie such as TUXEDO, or THE ONE by Jet Li are so ruined by putting too much money into it in the production, becoming very much like Hollywood movies. Fake, and superficial. Sad to see. This movie will always remain as one of my Jackie Chan's prime time BEST classics."
Humoring with good fight scenes
Julie | Colorado | 04/03/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Sure, the panning and the transfer of this movie may not of been so great, but I enjoyed the movie anyway. I certainly don't get these movies for Hollywood style or quality. The 5 clown like ghost threw me off, since I would not of expected to see that in a Kung Fu movie. I liked some of the close ups as it allows you to see how to do the strike better. The Five Animal Style is classic Shao-Lin and this movie gives you a good idea of how it looks and how to execute it. Corny, yet funny, I give this move 3 stars. And learning Shao-Lin Kung Fu myself, I find Spiritual Kung Fu educational."
My kind of kung fu flick
Lu Feng | 10/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this film!!! Excellent!!! Maybe some of you want to watch a kung fu film to see nothing but pointless fight scenes, but I for one like to see some other things in my kung fu flicks. Styles for one, check. A little kung fu humor, check. A little more developed plot then just the regular ol' "you killed my family member now i must get revenge", check. This film is extremely well done and I recommend it to anyone who considers themselves to be a Jackie Chan fan. This is a must have!!!"
Good start
J. Patterson | Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States | 09/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I said what the heck and rented this movie because I like kung fu movies. well This movie had a good story line like most old school kung fu movies. And great fight scenes. Also I like that jackie chan emphasized less comedy in this movie and foucuses on kung fu unlike now. The only draw back is that its old, poor quality , and the special effects are ridiculous or it would have gotten 5 stars."