Big Trouble In Little China

Russell, Kurt

SKU: 024543602767

UPC 024543602767
Release Date 2009-08-04
Studio 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 99
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis A cult favorite (and one of director John Carpenter's personal favorites), BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA is a fantasy-action film that is brilliantly imaginative, funny, and absorbing. Kurt Russell plays hard-boiled truck driver Jack Burton, who gets caught in a bizarre conflict within, and underneath, San Francisco's Chinatown. An ancient Chinese prince and Chinatown crimelord has kidnapped a beautiful green-eyed woman, who is the fiancee to Jack's best friend. Jack must help his friend rescue the girl before the evil Lo Pan uses her to break the ancient curse that keeps him a fleshless and immortal spirit. Carpenter uses all the best elements of martial arts films, 1940s old action serials, Chinese mythology and straight-forward American adventure to make up a tale wild with imagination. Kurt Russell is wonderful as the brash, brave, and reluctant hero Jack Burton, who is hysterically out of place in this world of magic potions, goblins and curses. A visually stunning work that ranks as one of Carpenter's best films.Kurt Russell stars in this action fantasy about a wisecracking trucker who attempts to rescue his friend's fiancee from a 2,000-year-old magician who lives beneath San Francisco's Chinatown. He must battle demons, goblins and other terrors as he makes his way through the magician's dark domain.Theatrical release: July 2, 1986. Though the outdoor sets look real, 90% of them, including Chinatown, were actually built on Fox sound stages. The martial arts expert who developed Jun Fan kick-boxing for the legendary Bruce Lee took part in choreographing the film's extraordinary stunts and fight scenes. When the character of Lightning is killed by a falling boulder, he forms a Chinese symbol. The symbol means carpenter, the last name of the director. The script for BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA originally began as a sequel to THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI, but was re-written when director John Carpenter and Kurt Russell took over the project.Hey, I'm a reasonable guy. But I've just experienced some very unreasonable things.--Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) Now I'm not saying that I've been everywhere and I've done everything, but I do know it's a pretty amazing planet we live on, and a man would have to be some kind of fool to think we're alone in this universe.--Jack Burton Next time some eight foot tall, wild-eyed maniac taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall and asks you if you've paid your dues, well, you just do what ol' Jack Burton always does at a time like that. You stare that sucker right back in the eye. 'Have you paid your dues, Jack?' 'Yes sir, the check is in the mail.'--Jack Burton Oh, my God...what is that?--Jack Burton...Carpenter is conspicuously with it....An upscale send-up......[The] costuming, sets, stunts and special visual effects by Richard Edlund are particularly lavish...
Cast Richard Edlund (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Kate Burton (Star)
David Z. Weinstein (Screenwriter)
Larry J. Franco (Producer)
Dean Cundey (Director of Photography)
Dennis Dun (Star)
Kurt Russell (Star)
James Pax (Star)
Kim Cattrall (Star)
Paul Monash (Executive Producer)
John Carpenter (Composer)
Alan Howarth (Composer)
Peter Kwong (Star)
James Hong (Star)
Gary Goldman (Screenwriter)
John Carpenter (Director)
Victor Wong (Star)
Carter Wong (Star)
W.D. Richter (Screenwriter)
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Star)
Keith Barish (Executive Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Directed by thrill master John Carpenter, this edge-of-your seat adventure stars Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, a tough-talking, wisecracking truck driver whose hum-drum life on the road takes a sudden supernatural tailspin when his best friend's fiancee is kidnapped. Speeding to the rescue, Jack finds himself deep beneath San Francisco's Chinatown, in a murky, creature-filled world ruled by Lo Pan, a 2000-year-old magician who mercilessly presides over an empire of spirits. Dodging demons and facing baffling terrors, Jack battles his way through Lo Pan's dark domain in a full-throttle, action-riddled ride to rescue the girl. Co-starring Kim Cattrall, this effects-filled sci-fi spectacle speeds to an incredible, twist-taking finish.
Language English
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region 1 NTSC Sensormatic Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - French, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround, DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, French, Spanish Additional Release Material: Music Video Deleted Scenes: Deleted Scenes (9) Alternate Ending: Extended Ending Behind the Scenes: Gallery Audio Commentary: John Carpenter - Director, Kurt Russell - Star Interviews: Richard Edlund Featurette: Vintage Featurette Trailers: 1. Trailer A & B 2. 6 TV Spots Interactive Features: Interactive Menus Scene Access BD Live Ready Bootstrap
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.35000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Feature Film Comedy,Romance
Attribute Additional Footage,Audio Described Content,Behind The Scenes,Director Cast Commentary,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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