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Big Trouble in Little China (Widescreen)

Kurt Russell , Kim Cattrall , John Carpenter    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
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Once you settle into the realization that this 1986 John Carpenter (Halloween) film is not going to be one of the director's more masterful works, Big Trouble in Little China just becomes a full-tilt comic blast. Kurt Russell is hilarious as a drawling, would-be John Wayne hero who steps into the middle of a supernatural war in the heart of Chinatown. While kung fu warriors and otherworldly spirits battle over the fate of two women (Kim Cattrall and Suzee Pai), Russell's swaggering idiot manages to knock himself out or underestimate the forces he's dealing with. The whole thing is dopey, but it's supposed to be dopey and Russell's game performance brings an ironic edge. Carpenter directs some nifty spook effects (the sudden arrival of three martial arts demigods from out of nowhere is worth applause), and he also wrote the music. --Tom Keogh

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, but sometimes a bit too wacky April 4 2003
All I know is that this Lo Pan character comes out of thin air in the middle of an alley while his buddies are flying around on wires cutting everybody to shreds while he just STANDS there waiting for me to drive my truck straight through him with LIGHT coming out of his mouth!
- Jack Burton (played by Kurt Russell)
*PLOT* - By reading the above I'm sure by now you've guessed what kind of a movie "Big Trouble in Little China" is: strange, wacky, silly, but INCREDIBLY funny! Kurt Russell is Jack Burton, a guy who has an ego even bigger than the truck he drives. While stopping by Chinatown to see his buddy Wang Chi (Dennis Dun), Jack gets entangled into a supernatural war involving the 'supposedly dead' David Lo Pan (James Hong), two beautiful green eyed ladies Gracie Law and Miao Yin (Kim Cattrall & Suzee Pai), the Chinese tour guide Egg Shen (Victor Wong), and three spirit warriors Thunder (Carter Wong), Rain (Peter Kwong), and Lightning (James Pax). I know, the movie sounds pretty far out, but this is the type of movie where it doesn't matter if the plot is believable. This is the type of movie where you can kick back in your sofa with a bowl of popcorn and prepare yourself for some mindless fun.
*ACTING* - Kurt Russell steals every single scene as the egomaniac Jack Burton. He is so extremely funny you can't help but love him! Dennis Dun as Wang is also a very likable character. Jack and Wang are a great duo.
*ACTION* - The kung fu is surprisingly good for what some people might call a 'B grade movie'. Dennis Dun's fight between him and one of the spirit warriors is very cool. The kung fu is also not like the stylized fighting we see in more recent films, much more realistic though some 'deaths' are a bit fake.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Exactly what I ordered. All the added features are great. This is one of Kurt Russell's best in my opinion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars he liked it March 14 2014
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This was a xmas gift. This movie is an old one but a strange one that our son loved as a kid and his sister damaged his old VCR version. A blast from his past.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Time In China Town! Aug. 10 2013
By Miracle Max TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I had not seen this movie in years, and am glad I bought it as it turned out being a totally sweet evening of cheesy entertainment galore!

The film is right up there with that whole genre of movies from the 80`s that delved into dragons, magic, sorcery, good versus evil, and tons of classic one liner`s perfectly delivered from Mr. Russel.

The film takes place in a dark and rainy American China Town, and is a story of an ancient Demonic Chinese sorcerer who is trapped in an old man`s body. He is seeking a woman with Jade Green eyes who has the power to change his spiritual form back into flesh and blood.

Jack (Kurt Russel) goes on an adventure with his trusty side kick to defeat the evil powers of the ancient Chinese sorcerer and save the girl with jade green eyes.

We get to see crazy martial arts fighting scenes in dark rainy ally`s with armies of Evil Chinese Warriors who can shoot Lightening out of their hands and fly through the air with ease. Flying jump kicks Galore!

All in all a very fun and entertaining movie with a happy ending. Definitely a Cult Classic 80`s Movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Big Trouble Jan. 11 2013
By Wen
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Its very campy but fun. Bought it for my sister but she already had a copy so I kept it. Nice addition to the collection!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Oui il y a une version française! Jan. 31 2011
Comme pour d'autres films vendus par Amazon.ca, il n'y a aucune indication dans la description du produit sur le site d'Amazon.ca(nada) qui laisse croire qu'il existe une version française (pourtant une des deux langues officielles du Canada) du film sur ce BluRay. Pour votre information, cette version existe bien.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I cannot begin to describe how much I am a fan of this movie. I have the entire script memorized. I have muted the film and voiced out the entire film. My friends hate watching this with me; they think I am a freak. Big Trouble in little China is a whole lot of fun. China must be pretty bad these days if even Chinese wizards and Gods immigrated to the U.S. Which is good for us because it provides us with a lot of action packed hilarious entertainment. Kurt Russell acting like a klutzy John Wayne, every Asian that appeared on Bonanza, kung fu fights with six-shooters and Tommy Guns, Kim Cattrall before she banged everyone in New York. What else could you want? How about three storm Gods and big super charged fight on what looks like the stage of an Ozzy Osborne concert? I highly recommend this movie. If you don't like it then you are probably dead inside. Two things I wish were different about the film. 1. That they had advertised more so I would have seen it on the big screen. I never heard of this film until I saw it on video at a kids house I did not even like. 2. They had made a sequel. More Trouble in Little China, um Little Trouble in Big China, who knows all I want is a part two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Take a ride on the Porkchop Express July 9 2003
I've always been a John Carpenter fan.. sure, his films aren't always the biggest hits, but they're inevitably well-crafted and entertaining. Moreover, they're always better than you'd think possible, given the subject matter. Big Trouble in Little China is a classic example. I'd only seen it a few times before, piecemeal and probably on USA at 2 o'clock in the morning. What a tragedy. This film is a national treasure.
Why? Everything about it is absurd..and purposefully so. Try to read the plot aloud without laughing: A mullet-wearing truck driver teams up with his Chinese-American buddy to battle ancient Chinatown demons commanded by the ethereal 2000 year old Lo Pan and rescue their respective green-eyed (would-be) girlfriends, all with the aid of local magician/tour bus driver Egg Sheng and his lazy-eyed sorcery.
Yet, somehow, it all works perfectly. Kurt Russell is a riot as Jack Burton, a bumbling and inept, yet surprisingly hardy, truck driver with a lot of buddies in Chinatown who has to take on a world of Chinese legends. His loud-mouthed bravado at all times (presumably he's intended to be a classic jerk American foreign devil) forms the basis for his irrepressible camaraderie with the other heroes in the movie. He may have no idea what he's doing, but darn it he's gonna do it anyway. Some folks may be misled (as I was by the USA Up All Night tidbits) into thinking this was some sort of cheesy martial arts film. It isn't. This is a flat-out comedy that just happens to involve a lot of swordfights, demons, and electrical discharges.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Saturday Matinee
Can't claim to have seen this in the cinema, nor even that I would have wasted my good money to go see it. BUT, this film grew on me year after year. Read more
Published on Feb. 25 2007 by nanoJak
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest movie ever made
This is the single greatest movie ever made. Kurt Russell is a demi-god. All of his movies kick ass and when he teams up with John Carpenter, it's twice the action. Read more
Published on July 17 2004 by SenorDongo
5.0 out of 5 stars Double-disc edition is the only way to go for "Little China"
This is one of those movies that just holds such a special place in my heart that I couldn't even try to play this review from an impartial standpoint. Read more
Published on June 8 2004 by Crazy Jim
5.0 out of 5 stars A Carpenter-Russell collaberation.
John Carpenter's "Big Trouble In Little China" is an odd ball film in the Carpenter collection. It is a comedy first of all. Read more
Published on May 4 2004 by Vagabond77
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! No other way to say it.
More fun than ten barrels of monkeys, this movie is escapist entertainment at its sublime best. Outstanding humor, action, soundtrack, memorable performances from a great cast,... Read more
Published on April 1 2004 by Lee J. Stamm
5.0 out of 5 stars A Life Changing Experience
Big Trouble In Little China. Big Trouble In Little China. Big Trouble In Little China. This Movie. I shouldn't even call it a movie, it is above that. Read more
Published on March 10 2004 by C. Wilson
4.0 out of 5 stars Big Movie With Good Effects
No it won't get 5 stars, since in the middle of the movie, I found myself falling asleep. A vampire like man needs a green eyed woman to marry him so he can become mortal again. Read more
Published on Feb. 4 2004 by carl womack
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