Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)

Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)

Released: 1978
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Genre
Director: Wei Lo
Starring: Hsiu-yi Fang, Chih-Ping Chiang, Jackie Chan, ,
Run time: 99 min
IMDb: 5.8/10
Country: Hong Kong
Views: 151111

Synopsis

Storyline:
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 <[email protected]>
User 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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