Big Trouble in Little China [Blu-ray]
by Director: John Carpenter
Review by Charles Mohapel
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Blu-ray ISBN/ITEM#: B0028ZDJF8
Date: 24 August 2009 List Price $29.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / IMDB.com / Show Official Info /
Given that I'm a fan of martial arts movies, Kim Cattrall, and Kurt "Action Man" Russell, I really don't know how I missed seeing Big Trouble in Little China in the theaters when it first came out, but I did.
When the email informing me that it was coming out on Blu-ray arrived, I almost passed on reviewing it as not being Science Fiction or Fantasy, but when I found out that it included Chinese mysticism and black magic, I was able to rectify that in time to receive a copy.
John Carpenter (WGA)
Gary Goldman (written by) &
David Z. Weinstein (written by)
W.D. Richter (adaptation)
Kurt Russell ... Jack Burton
Kim Cattrall ... Gracie Law
Dennis Dun ... Wang Chi
James Hong ... David Lo Pan
Victor Wong ... Egg Shen
Big Trouble in Little China
When Burton tries to help his friend Wang Chi, they find themselves caught up in a double kidnapping by the Lords of Death, a brutal Chinatown gang. Worst of all the gang are working for an immortal Chinese sorcerer named David Lo Pan and his three powerful henchmen named Thunder, Rain, and Lightning. Lo Pan needs to marry a girl with green eyes in order to become mortal again. Burton, Wang Chi, and their allies must outwit and defeat the superior forces of Lo Pan.
Here my recommendation is to watch this fast paced, action/comedy first, then go into Special Features and watch it again with the Commentary on. While it lacks the frenetic pace, the version with commentary is even more hilarious than the film alone.
All New Isolated Score Track in 5.1 DTS (Dolby Theater Sound)
Richard Edlund Interview
In my opinion Big Trouble in Little China is a wonderful Blu-ray release best watched with a big bowl of fresh popcorn and large drinks for everyone.