Criterion Collection Releases Spiritual Kung Fu and 5 More Jackie Chan Cult Classics as Special Edition Set (2023)

Blu-ray Releases | Nov 7, 2023

Criterion Collection

Originally tapped as a potential successor to Bruce Lee, Hong Kong martial arts master and Chinese Opera performer Jackie Chan ultimately established his own unique on-screen persona, blending goofball slapstick and bone-crushing kung fu into intricate feats of supercharged athleticism. Tracing his rise from breakout star to full-fledged auteur, these six unabashedly hilarious, unstoppably entertaining early career highlights find Chan refining the lovably mischievous image that would make him a global icon. The suite of movies also helped give Jackie Chan greater creative control over his projects, first as his own martial arts choreographer, and later as a writer-director who set a thrilling new standard for daredevil action comedy.

Special Features Include:

  • 2K digital restorations of Spiritual Kung Fu, The Fearless Hyena, Fearless Hyena II, The Young Master, and My Lucky Stars and high-definition digital restoration of Half a Loaf of Kung Fu, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • Alternate stereo and 5.1 surround Cantonese soundtracks
  • Classic English-dubbed tracks for Half a Loaf of Kung Fu, Spiritual Kung Fu, The Fearless Hyena, and Fearless Hyena II, plus an English-dubbed alternate track for Fearless Hyena II, and contemporary English-dubbed tracks for The Young Master and My Lucky Stars
  • New audio commentaries for The Fearless Hyena and The Young Master featuring Hong Kong cinema expert and producer Frank Djeng (Enter the Clones of Bruce)
  • Interview with author Grady Hendrix (These Fists Break Bricks) about actor-director Jackie Chan
  • Archival interviews with Chan, actor-director Sammo Hung, actors Michiko Nishiwaki and Hwang In-shik, and more
  • The Young Master promo reel from the 1980 Cannes Film Festival and deleted scenes from the film
  • Interview from 2005 with Hong Kong cinema critic Paul Fonoroff about producer-director Lo Wei
  • NG shots from The Young Master and My Lucky Stars
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Alex Pappademas
  • New cover by Kyle Baker


  • Fearless Hyena II
  • Half a Loaf of Kung Fu
  • My Lucky Stars
  • Spiritual Kung Fu
  • The Fearless Hyena
  • The Young Master