MOVIE DETAILS

Title: Big Trouble in Little China

Director: John Carpenter

Written by: Gary Goldman, David Z. Weinstein, W.D. Richter (adaptation)

Starring: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, James Hong

Movie Release: 1986

Production Company: 20th Century Fox

Rating: R

Runtime: 99 min

Plot: Kurt Russell stars as Jack Burton, a tough-talking truck driver whose life goes into a supernatural tailspin when his best friend's fiancée is kidnapped in John Carpenter's Big Trouble In Little China. Jack suddenly finds himself in a murky, danger-filled world beneath San Francisco's Chinatown, where Lo Pan, a 2,000-year-old magician, mercilessly rules an empire of spirits. Facing down a host of unearthly terrors, Jack battles through Lo Pan's dark domain in a full-throttle, action-riddled ride to rescue the girl. Also starring James Hong, Kim Cattrall and Dennis Dun, this special effects-filled spectacle is a non-stop thrill ride to an incredible finish!

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Blu-ray TECHNICAL specs

Blu-ray Label: Scream Factory

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec 3, 2019

MSRP: $27.99

Extra Features:

• NEW Audio Commentary with producer Larry Franco

• NEW Audio Commentary with special effects artist Steve Johnson, moderated by filmmaker Anthony C. Ferrante

• Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell

• Isolated Score

• Theatrical Trailers

• TV Spots

• Vintage Audio Interview with John Carpenter

• Electronic Press Kit - interviews and profiles

• Gag Reel

• Music Video

• Deleted and Extended Scenes

• Extended Ending

• Photo Galleries – movie stills, posters and lobby cards, publicity photos and behind-the-scenes photos

 

Disc 2:

• NEW You’re the Hero – an interview with actor Dennis Dun

• NEW The Soul of Lo Pan – an interview with actor James Hong

• NEW Able to Be Myself – an interview with actor Donald Li

• NEW The Tao of Thunder – an interview with actor Carter Wong

• NEW The Tao of Rain– an interview with actor Peter Kwong

• NEW The Hatchet Man Speaks – an interview with actor Al Leong

• NEW Damn Wiley Prescott – an interview with writer W.D. Richter

• NEW It Was A Western Ghost Story – an interview with writer Gary Goldman

• NEW The Poetry of Motion – an interview with associate producer/martial arts choreographer James Lew

• NEW Into the Mystic Night – an interview with The Coupe De Ville’s member Nick Castle

• NEW Since We Were Kids – an interview with second unit director/The Coupe De Ville’s member Tommy Lee Wallace

• NEW Love and Art – a conversation with movie poster artist Drew Struzan

• Return to Little China – an interview with director John Carpenter

• Being Jack Burton - an interview with actor Kurt Russell

• Carpenter and I – an interview with director of photography Dean Cundey

• Producing Big Trouble – an interview with producer Larry Franco

• Staging Big Trouble - an interview with stuntman Jeff Imada

• Interview with visual effects artist Richard Edlund

• Vintage Featurette

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Gallery is available!

Blu-ray TECHNICAL specs

Blu-ray Label: Scream Factory

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec 3, 2019

MSRP: $29.99

Extra Features:

  • Limited Edition Steelbook
  • Features everything on the CE release

Blu-ray TECHNICAL specs

Blu-ray Label: Scream Factory

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec 3, 2019

MSRP: $81.96

Extra Features:

• Big Trouble In Little China [Limited Edition Steelbook] 2-disc Blu-ray set

• An exclusive 18” x 24” rolled poster of the new Collector’s Edition artwork by Laz Marquez

• An exclusive 28.5” x 16.5" rolled lithograph of the new Steelbook artwork by Nat Marsh

• A 7” on exclusive green vinyl via Sacred Bones featuring music from Big Trouble in Little China composed by John Carpenter and recorded by John, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies. The A-side includes the 2017 version of the main theme, "Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)," and the B-side contains a never-before-released recording of "The Alley War," recorded by the trio in 2019. Our green vinyl variant is a limited edition of 2,500 copies and is housed in a lavish slipcase with new art by frequent Carpenter collaborator Chris Bilheimer.

Blu-ray TECHNICAL specs

Blu-ray Label: Arrow Video

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec 16, 2013

MSRP: £19.99

Extra Features:

  • High Definition presentation of the film from a digital transfer prepared by Twentieth Century Fox
  • Optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and uncompressed Stereo 2.0 Audio
  • Isolated 5.1 DTS-HD Isolated Score Soundtrack
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and star Kurt Russell
  • Return to Little China – A brand new interview with John Carpenter
  • Being Jack Burton – A brand new interview with Kurt Russell
  • Carpenter and I – A brand new interview with cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • Producing Big Trouble – A new interview with producer Larry Franco
  • Staging Little Trouble – A new interview with stuntman Jeff Imada
  • Interview with visual effects producer Richard Edlund
  • Vintage Making-of featurette featuring cast and crew
  • Extended Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Music Video
  • Gallery of behind-the-scenes images
  • 3 original trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Reversible Sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jay Shaw

Blu-ray TECHNICAL specs

Blu-ray Label: 20th Century Fox

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug 4, 2009

MSRP: $14.99

  • Extra Features:
  • Commentary by Director John Carpenter and Actor Kurt Russell
  • 9 Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Ending
  • Vintage Featurette
  • Music Video
  • Richard Edlund interview
  • Trailer A & B
  • 6 TV Spots
  • Behind the Scenes Gallery
  • BD +
  • BD Live Ready Bootstrap