Lo Wei

Spiritual Kung Fu

Spiritual Kung Fu

Jackie Chan’s kung-fu clowning gets a supernatural twist in this off-the-wall action fantasy. He stars as a cheeky student at a Shaolin temple who must fight to protect his order, with help from some unexpected mentors: five pink-haired, silver-leotard-sporting extraterrestrial spirits who train him in arcane, animal-style martial arts with an otherworldly flair. The ghostly high jinks (realized with eye-poppingly outlandish special effects) give way to a last half hour that’s near-nonstop action, with Chan single-handedly taking on eighteen stick-wielding monks in a blistering battle royal.

Film Info

  • Hong Kong
  • 1978
  • 98 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.39:1
  • Mandarin

Available In

Collector's Set

Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar

Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar

Blu-ray Box Set

4 Discs


Spiritual Kung Fu
Jackie Chan
Lung Yi-lang
James Tien
Lu Qing
Wu Wen-siu
Shi Fung-er
Li Tong-chun
Thirty-Second Chief Abbot Wei Ming
Lee Hae-ryong
Master Wei Kung
Lee Man-tai
Wei Wu
Wong Kwong-yu
Wei Ching
Lo Wei
Produced by
Lo Wei
Produced by
Hsu Li-Hwa
Screenplay by
Pan Lei
Martial-arts director
Jackie Chan
Chen Jung-Shu
Vincent Leung Wing-Chan
Music by
Frankie Chan
Art director
Chow Chi-leung


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