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Big Trouble in Little China (Special Edition)
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- Deleted Scenes
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Top Customer Reviews
The DVD transfer looks wonderful (widescreen 2.35:1) and even comes with DTS sound which you've got to listen to to believe. As for the special features, the biggest gem on this 2DVD Set is the Audio Commentary by John Carpenter & Kurt Russell. These two have done commentaries before and hinted at doing one for "Big Trouble" during the commentary they did for The Thing (1982). I love listening to these guys!Read more ›
A great cast Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, Kate Burton (Richard's Daughter), Victor Wong and James Hong take several wrong turns and end up in a war - kung fu style - kidnappings and all sorts "some very unreasonable things". Originally the manuscript for the second Buckaroo Banzai movie, Big Trouble hits bulls eye where BB just missed. It's over kill to the max, but such a great way to go as Jack Burton - Russell doing a BAD John Wayne Imitation - runs headlong into the magick underbelly of Chinatown. One critic put down Russell's performance as "was so poor, it was like he was doing a poor John Wayne imitation" WELL, DUH???? Earth to LM!!
Russell is taking Dennis Dun to pick up his bride to be, but she is mistakenly snatched. It's up to Russell, Dun, Wong and crew to try and get her back. Instead, they lose Kim Cattral to Hong as well as Burton's Peterbuilt "the Porkchop Express", so old Jack has to get mean.
If you don't want to laugh so hard your ribs hurt, you don't enjoy parodies, you don't enjoy bad John Wayne imitations...fine give it a pass. But everyone else wanting a great time, this is one you should not miss!
Russell takes advantage of Gary Goldman and David Weinstein's script to deliver the best comic performance of his career as his swaggering trucker Jack Burton blunders through Chinatown in an attempt to recover his stolen truck and his friend's kidnapped fiancee.
Masterminding the badguys is demon/ghost David Lo Pan, played wryly by James Hong. Hong parodies practically his whole career in this role, and has some priceless lines in so doing. His motive in the kidnapping is to marry a girl with green eyes, which will appease his demon-god and restore his lost vitality.
The plot grows more absurd and hilarious as the movie progresses and Burton and his companion, Wang (Dennis Dun) enlist the aid of local magician Egg Shen (Victor Wong) to thwart Lo Pan. Russell and Dun are perfectly over-the-top in their deliveries, and they provide constant laughs to propel the movie rapidly along to its conclusion.
It is very hard to find someone who doesn't like this movie, and with good reason. The film is so novel and so funny that it can be enjoyed over and over again--a real treasure.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An insta classic. Jurt Russel is hilarious and the rest of the cast does a great job backing him up. Read morePublished 3 days ago by The B.I.V.
I love this movie. I have recently had streaming problems. don't know if it was me, hughesnet, or Netflix and amazon. I am sooo thrilled to be able to watch movies again. Read morePublished 6 days ago by luvsminis
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It's Region ALL. It'll play anywhere.
Sep 13, 2009 by Stephen Macdonald | See all 2 posts
|is this edition REALLY in full screen?||
I think they mislabeled it. I went to Best Buy nearby, found a copy for the same price by luck. And it said 2.35:1 on the back. I really...REALLY...don't think anyone is doing full-screen Blu-rays anymore, or if they did any at all.
May 20, 2015 by Dean D. | See all 2 posts
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What model Blu-ray player are you using? Have you tried updating your firmware?
Apr 17, 2011 by Charles R. Zuzak | See all 4 posts
|Is this something else??||
Jul 14, 2009 by R. Caymo | See all 4 posts
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