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Spiritual Kung Fu (1978) Blu-ray: Goofy martial arts

UK label 88 Films will be releasing director Wei Lo’s loosely directed comedic kung fu flick, Spiritual Kung Fu (1978) on a 2K restored Blu-ray. Stars Jackie Chan.

Hong Kong Legends unearth a wonderfully bizarre Jackie Chan classic and apply the Ultra-Bit treatment to show it off like never before. This time we join Jackie with his head in a book and some helpful ghostly kung fu teachers! Believe it or not, that spells action scenes aplenty as Jackie needs a manual that has been stolen from his temple in order to combat the ‘7Fists’. In the wrong hands, this knowledge could spell disaster so it’s up to Jackie to track down the traitor and counter the deadly fight moves that the book has endowed upon the thief.

This early Jackie Chan gem lets him play the type of bumbling student role he perfected in Drucken Master and Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow to great effect. Cue a raft of amusing fight scenes under the direction of Lo Wei (Fist of Fury) and you’ve got quality armchair comic action viewing that’s not to be missed!

Spiritual Kung Fu (1978) — Photo
Image courtesy IMDB

Even through my disappointment and the malaise that set in while watching Spiritual Kung Fu, I did still enjoy it.


Release date: October 26, 2020
Genre: Comedy / Martial Arts

DirectorWei Lo
CastJackie Chan, Chih-Ping Chiang, Hsiu-yi Fang
CountryHong Kong
Production Year1978
Discs1 Blu-ray Disc
Run Time94 minutes
FormatsColor / 2K
AudioCantonese / Mandarin / English
AKAQuan jing / Karate Ghostbuster
Studio88 Films (UK)

Here are 88 Films’ complete special features and bonus details for the Spiritual Kung Fu Blu-ray edition:

Special features

NEW 2K RESTORATION of the Hong Kong Cut of the film from the original 35mm negatives
NEW Audio Commentary by Hong Kong cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
NEW Rick Baker on Spiritual Kung Fu:
– Audio Options
– Cantonese mono
– English mono
– Mandarin mono
– Alternate Cantonese Mono featuring different music
Newly Remastered English Subtitles
Fighting Style Interviews with Jackie Chan, Stanley Tong, and Sammo Hung
Scenes From the Korean Version
Alternate Shot
Original trailers: Hong Kong / English / Japanese
Reversible sleeve with new artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien and Original HK Poster Art
Limited Edition Slipcase
Limited A3 Poster
Limited Postcards x 4

Spiritual Kung Fu (1978) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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