Big Trouble In Little China review by Jackass Jon

Story Summary

It's the end of the day after a long haul on the open road transporting a load of pigs for Jack Burton (Kurt Russell). Jack pulls into his last stop, Little China Town and heads out for some food, drink and fun. He instantly finds his dear old gambling companion Wang Chi (Dennis Dun) and starts into a long but enjoyable night of beer and Chinese gambling games which he ends up winning. Thus the adventures of Jack Burton begin... Soon Jack enters into a new found underworld below San Francisco's China Town streets and one amazing thing after another begins to happen. Jack and his cohorts, Wang, Egg Shen (Victor Wong) and Gracie Law (Kim Cattrall) find out just how real Black Magic and things that go bump in the dark really are...

DVD features

The DVD Special Edition is filled with many little extras that you wouldn't think of. It's a 2 disc set in a rather large two sided case. Disc one is the Anamorphic Widescreen (Aspect Ratio 2.35:1) movie with DTS English, English 5.1 Surround, English Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround sound tracks and a commentary by John Carpenter and Kurt Russell. Disc two has a bunch of deleted scenes, featurette, interview with Richard Edlund, still gallery, production notes, magazine articles, trailers, music video and TV spots.


Big Trouble In Little China is another oldie but a goodie. In fact I had forgotten about it until we saw the new DVD Special Edition sitting on the shelf at our local Wal-Mart and snatched it up... If you haven't seen this movie and you can honestly handle a few good chuckles, it's well worth the time to rent or even put into your collection of disc's. It's a great adventure slash comedy slash fantasy film directed by John Carpenter. Kurt Russell does a great job in his role as the macho stud that he is and Kim Cattrall is just as good as the blonde haired green eyed goddess that effectively charms Jack with her cold shoulder routine... Nothing in this movie could be farther from the truth but I promise it's funny in a very hammy way and will make you jump once or twice with it's neat little surprises. The Chinese fight scenes are actually pretty damn good too for a film made in 1986 and shot here in the Colonies (that's the United States for you red necks). Jack's fight against the dreaded 2000 year old David Lo Pan (James Hong) who is a powerful and ghostly magic user is nothing short of mystical and each turn of the corner will surprise you in enjoyable ways... Lo Pan's bad guys are actually pretty neat too. Carter Wong plays Thunder, Peter Kwong is Rain, James Pax is Lightning and they are nothing short of supernatural, literally.

Oh ya, the point of this movie? Hell, I don't really know. It's just the run of the mill good guys vs. the bad guys movie, but it has lots of neat fighting, hot women to save and one parody after another that are truly worth a snicker. And lets not forget about the supernatural hocus pocus stuff too.

Final Thoughts

Short of telling you all the neat little details of this movie and spoiling it for you, trust me when I say "you must see this movie young Jedi" and just go out and see it!

9 out of 10 Jackasses
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