Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

Director: John Carpenter Cast: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun
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Big Trouble in Little China

Though ignored during its initial release, Big Trouble in Little China has since proven to have a solid fan base with its particular (and slightly ahead of its time) blend of kung-fu high jinks. The two-disc set features the film on one disc with the second disc reserved for the special features. The flawless print is presented in widescreen (anamorphic) with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The language choices are English Dolby Digital 4.1 Surround, English DTS, and English and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround. Disc one is rounded off with a great commentary track featuring director John Carpenter and the film's star Kurt Russell. It's obvious that the two have been friends for a long time as the track is full of plenty of laughter and great stories. Disc two is loaded with features, including three trailers and six TV spots. There is an extended ending as well as eight deleted scenes presented as work prints. The quality of these scenes is serviceable but they are definitely worth a look. There is a seven-and-a-half-minute electronic press kit from the release time of the film which features interviews with the major stars and behind-the-scenes footage. There is a cast and crew filmography section and a music video of John Carpenter singing the title theme. Magazine articles from American Cinematographer and Cinefex are presented with the option of enlarging the featured pictures. There is also a 13-minute interview with special effects wizard Richard Edlund which allows for optional two-angle viewing. One angle is the on-camera interview with effects stills presented in a small supplemental screen. The other option allows for the stills to be onscreen full frame. The disc is completed with a stills gallery of over 200 images. This is a special edition in every sense, which will please all fans of this movie.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2001
UPC: 0024543014386
Original Release: 1986
Rating: PG-13
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 1:39:00

Special Features

Anamorphic widescreen [aspect ratio 2.35:1]; DTS English; English 5.1 surround; English dolby surround; French dolby surround; Commentary by John Carpenter and Kurt Russell; Deleted scenes; Featurette; Interview with Richard Edlund; Still gallery; Production notes; Magazine articles; Music video; Trailers and TV spots

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kurt Russell Jack Burton
Kim Cattrall Gracie Law
Dennis Dun Wang Chi
James Hong Lo Pan
Victor Wong Egg Shen
Kate Burton Margo
Suzee Pai Miao Yin
Donald Li Eddie Lee
Carter Wong Thunder
Peter Kwong Rain
James Pax Lightning
Kenny Endoso Chang Sing
Danny Inosanto Actor
Donna L. Noguschi Female Wing Kong Guard
Sue Francis Pai Actor
Jeff Imada Needles
Rummel Mor Joe Lucky
Craig Ng One Ear
June Kim White Tiger
Noel Toy Mrs. O'Toole
Jade Go Chinese Girl in White Tiger
Jerry Hardin Pinstripe Lawyer
James Lew 1st Chang Sing
Jim Lau 2nd Chang Sing
Stuart Quan 4th Chang Sing
Gary Toy 5th Chang Sing
Jimmy Jue Wounded Chang Sing
Noble Craig Sewer Monster
Danny Kwan Chinese Guard
Min Luong Tara
Paul L.Q. Lee Chinese Gambler
Al Leong Wing Kong Hatchet Man
Gerald Okamura Wing Kong Hatchet Man
Willie Wong Wing Kong Hatchet Man
Eric Lee Wing Kong Security Guard
Bill M. Ryusaki Wing Kong Hatchet Man
Brian Imada Wing Kong Hatchet Man
Nathan Jung Wing Kong Hatchet Man
Daniel Wong Wing Kong Security Guard
Lia Chang Female Wing Kong Guard
Dian Tanaka Female Wing Kong Guard
Shinko isobe Female Wing Kong Guard
Chao Li Chi Uncle Chu
George Cheung 6th Chang Sing

Technical Credits
John Carpenter Director,Score Composer,Songwriter,Screenwriter
Keith Barish Executive Producer
Simone Boisseree Stunts
Janet Brady Stunts
David Cadiente Stunts
Ken Chase Makeup
Phil Chong Stunts
Dean Cundey Cinematographer
Eddy Donno Stunts
Richard Edlund Special Effects
Ellarye Stunts
Kenny Endoso Stunts
April Ferry Costumes/Costume Designer
Larry Franco Producer
Ken Fritz Stunts
Les Gobruegge Art Director
Gary Goldman Producer,Screenwriter
Alan Howarth Score Composer
Jeff Imada Stunts
Denise Kellogg Stunts
Jim Lau Associate Producer
Conan Lee Stunts
James Lew Associate Producer
John J. Lloyd Production Designer
Gary McLarty Stunts
Joanna Merlin Casting
Steve Mirkovich Editor
Paul Monash Executive Producer
George R. Nelson Set Decoration/Design
Dennis Scott Stunts
Raymond Stella Camera Operator
Richard Warlock Stunts
Mark Warner Editor
Edward Warschilka Editor
Dean Wein Stunts
David Z. Weinstein Screenwriter
Eddie Wong Stunts
Harry Wong Stunts

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Big Trouble in Little China
1. The Truth About Magic [2:31]
2. The Pork Chop Express [3:44]
3. Nothing or Double [2:16]
4. Miao Yin [1:21]
5. The Airport [2:48]
6. Son Of a Bitch Must Pay [1:14]
7. Little China [1:17]
8. The Funeral [2:39]
9. Chinese Stand-Off [2:22]
10. The Storms [1:03]
11. China Is Here [3:07]
12. The White Tiger [3:36]
13. Re-Abducted [:36]
14. Plan B [2:19]
15. Wing Kong Exchange [1:42]
16. Mr. Egg Shen [2:03]
17. Elevator To Hell [1:14]
18. Metaphysical Salad Bar [:43]
19. Hell Of the Upside-Down Sinners [:55]
20. The Other David Lo Pan [:49]
21. Thunder's Guided Tour [1:41]
22. Myths and Legends [4:06]
23. Lo Pan's Lament [1:51]
24. Freeing the Captives [3:24]
25. We May Be Trapped [2:06]
26. Two Girls With Green Eyes [4:55]
27. Plan C [2:22]
28. Lo Pan Don Juan [:55]
29. The Bog Of the Dead Trees [1:49]
30. The Burning Blade [1:11]
31. It Will Come Out No More! [1:32]
32. More Bad News [1:38]
33. The Spirit Path [:16]
34. Here Comes the Groom [3:12]
35. Time For the Medicine [1:22]
36. Crashing the Party [1:54]
37. Orient Meets Accident [:23]
38. The Way Of All Flesh [2:30]
39. Heavy Thunder [:31]
40. Lightning Strikes [1:40]
41. 6.9 On the Richter Scale [3:37]
42. Order Out Of Chaos [4:12]
43. Dark and Stormy Night [1:21]
44. End Credits [:52]

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Big Trouble in Little China 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It boggles the mind that this film is not availableon DVD with commentary from Russell and Carpenter. This film (one of my personal favorites of all time) is one of the funniest movies you will ever see. Russell is (as usual) superb as Jack Burton, a swaggerring Han Solo who has an unknowing streak of Lou Costello in him. Dennis Dun gives a tremendous performance as Wang -- and one has to wonder why he hasn't been cast in many more features. Dun is a refreshing Asian-American hero whose character isn't bogged down with sterotypical accents or language troubles. Carpenter doesn't need cheap laughs, he earns millions of them here. Kim Catrall helps complete the cast as Gracie Law, a character drawn to be the ultimate cliched do-gooder. Get this film now and enjoy the best action-ciomedy made to date.
josephh49 More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of this movie since its release. Had it on tape, have it on blu-ray now. Terrific story, acting and larger than life characters. Dennis Dun is terrific, Kim Cattrall is perfect as the reporter, and Kurt Russell is over the top as Jack Burton. There's a reason you can buy Pork Chop Express T-shirts online 25 years after the movie was released. HIGHLY recommended, great fun movie. Give it a try, you won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a movie for any true 80's movie fan. The characters are great(especially the evil chinese dude)and it's combo of action and humor is perfect.
splatypus More than 1 year ago
this is one of the most enjoyable not to be taken too seriously martial arts monster flicks ever made! Kurt Russell puts in a stellar performance as do Kim Cattrell and all the wonderful actors in this movie! have seen it many times and still laugh like crazy
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I was expecting big things from this film for two reasons: one, everybody who had seen this movie had something positive to say about it, usually consisting of the word 'classic'. Also, it was on my friend's free movies list from his cable provider, and the three we had watched before were very satisfying. This movie is incredibly stupid. I laughed a bit in the beginning/middle, but towards the end it just got horrible. The whole plot seems moronic to me. Two guys play poker, essentially one owes the other about $1,500, but first they go to the airport to pick up his fiance who just flew in from China. She gets kidnapped at the gate, and taken to be sold. She then gets taken again by these Raven-from-Mortal-Kombat impersonatrs who value her green eyes. After this it is just pointless out-numbered battle after another leading to a very predictable outcome. I gave it 2/5, almost a 3/5, because there were parts &amp quot like I said, near the beginning&amp quot that were funny. But since my expectations were pretty high, it was nowhere near what I was hoping for. I'd recommend to see it just so you can say you have, but I'd never suggest paying for it.