Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Kurt Russell
Kim Cattrall
Movie Details
Director John Carpenter
Producer Larry Franco
Writer Gary Goldman; David Z. Weinstein
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 39 mins
Color Color
Plot
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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My Rating
Seen It Yes
Index 205
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Edition Special Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 024543014386
Chapters 44
Release Date 5/22/01
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 4.1
French Dolby Digital 4.1
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