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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA super dvd coming

Hey folks, Harry here... Got this letter in just a while ago asking me to find out the scoop on the BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA 2 disc Dvd that is coming in May. Well, I actually had talked with Carpenter about it briefly during a break in his composing and playing. There is an audio commentary between him and Kurt Russell. Which got him laughing because apparently it tickled him a bit. As for it having 2 Discs, I hadn't heard that part myself. But I know I'll pre-order the hell out of it! That's it Wang, I'm going home!

Harry,

No scoop here - just a question about the DVD set. The 'special edition' DVD will be released in May and will contain 2 discs, but there is no information about what else is contained on the discs (other than that they are in color). Now I'm going to buy the set regardless, but if one of your sleuths could get us some more information - I'm sure your readers would appreciate it.

Blitzkrieg (Tanks in advance)

And this just came in from Evilbaby... Oooooh mannn, I want it freakin now!

According to Peter Staddon, head DVD honcho at FOX, the special edition will indeed be 2 discs which will feature (in part as I can't remember it all);

Audio Commentary by John Carpenter & Kurt Russel

Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS remixes

A new making of documentary

Deleted scenes and an alternate ending

As I said, there's a bit more but can't remember at the moment.

One note of interest, the gentleman responsible for producing some of FOX's best DVD's like "Fight Club" is responsible for this sucker.

Now when will MGM get off their collective asses and release "The Fog" on DVD in Region 1?

~evilbaby

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  • Feb. 23, 2001, 3 p.m. CST

    FIRST?

    by 416WHH

    Well BTILC is the prototypical "guy" movie, I love it!

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 3:06 p.m. CST

    SECOND!!! OOOOOH RAAAAHHHH

    by neo-jimmbob

    well that was worthless. it's been on the new release sheet at my job for like two weeks now.

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Its amazing how fast talk backs start appearing after a post has

    by Blok Narpin

    Strange indeed.

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I love this movie!

    by abner ravenwood

    It's true. I freakin' love this movie. It's got everything: tons of action, hot chicks, guys with green light coming out of their mouths. It's beautiful, man. (sniffle)

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Jinx...Buy me a coke.

    by abner ravenwood

    Hey they should do a Big Trouble/Evil Dead crossover. Oh, and Han Solo should be in it somehow too. Seriously, folks. I need a job.

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 4:52 p.m. CST

    "Son of a bitch must PAY!"

    by Bono

    BIG TROUBLE is a classic! Terrific script by W.D. Richter!

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 5:13 p.m. CST

    That's gotta be my favorite freakin' line of any movie.

    by Jonny1nut

    First news I've heard about this, damn I am excited. I love Kurt Russell's John Waynesque performance. It's a shame they won't be able to make a sequel. I heard one time that Carpenter and Russell would have liked to make another one but the first one didn't make enough money. It's a real shame.

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 5:28 p.m. CST

    that's all your bases ARE belong to us

    by jskerr

    You know, this all your bases thing would be really funny juxtaposed with Big Tbl in Little China. "You are not here to GET IT mr Burtaaaahhhnn! What you say!" "It's all in the reflexes"; "you go zig!" "Well, Wang, we sure shook the pillars a' heaven, didn't we?" "For great justice!"

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 5:36 p.m. CST

    James Hong RULES!!

    by otis von zipper

    BTILC is the last great John Carpenter movie, Kurt Russels best performance, and the only American film to capture the magic of Hong Kong action fantasy films (American productions by Chinese filmmakers not included). All this DESPITE the presence of the ultimate bad actress, Kim Cattral. A true marvel. Alternate ending??? Perhaps James Hong becoming all powerful and crushing all who do not bow before him.

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 5:53 p.m. CST

    I remember with great glee...

    by mbeemer

    Wang playfully letting the gang know there was more to the story before the sh*t hit the fan, with one word: "Ready?" ("Oh sh*t, what *NOW* Wang?") <g>

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 6:09 p.m. CST

    I am one happy camper...

    by tbrosz

    This news made my whole week!! "Big Trouble" came out in theaters long before the whole Flying Kung Fu craze hit the U.S. and most audiences had no idea what to make of these guys soaring through the air. It didn't get nearly the respect it deserved back then. Here's hoping for big sales of the DVD! "He will come out...NO MORE!" "WHAT! WHAT will come out no more??" Thought I would bust a gut laughing! Kurt did a GREAT John Wayne!

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 6:16 p.m. CST

    The basic test of the quality of an American made Kung Fu movie.

    by vroom socko

    is the presence of Al Leong. I can see him now; long scraggely hair, goatee, piercing stare, a meat cleaver in each hand. Now that is kick ass.

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 6:33 p.m. CST

    YES, GET ME "THE FOG"!

    by Dr Rosenrosen

    I had never seen it until just last year, though I've seen every other Carpenter film (and loved all but "They Live" and "Prince of Darkness"). Once I saw it, I knew I'd be first in line when a DVD came out. It's a great, classic horror story with a perfect setting, and maybe my favorite opening of ANY horror movie - Houseman on the beach spinnin' the yarn for the town's kids. Wonderful...though I would have left the Jamie Lee Curtis character out completely. That was the only weak link. But I digress, GIMME GIMME GIMME, I NEED, I NEED, I NEED!

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 7:40 p.m. CST

    BTLC

    by Varakor

    Hey does everyone know this is kinda old news. This was mentioned on such sites as dvdsewer.com and also ign.com (dvd section) hell the specs the guy mentioned are almost the exact same specs listed on dvdsewer site check it out fer yerselves and get the complete specs. i mean this is GREAT news, and i cannot wait for the DVD (which IS available for preorder just follow the link on the sewer site).

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 7:48 p.m. CST

    ok, now what about.......

    by Studio Snitch

    When will we finally get "Never Ending Story", "Goonies", "Sunset Blvd.", "Godfather", and oh yeah, "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones"?!

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 7:54 p.m. CST

    A movie that was way ahead of the curve

    by Veidt

    With success of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon I hope the DVD release of Big Trouble will make it clear that Carpenter was already trying to bring the styles of East and West together ages ago and for his foresight got his ass handed to him. Big Trouble was in '86 so that gives it a good fifteen year jump on the current vogue for Asian cinema and kung-fu cool. Not to say that Big Trouble is better than CTHD - they're two very different yet excellent films - but just to note that Carpenter was trying to open that particular door years before anyone. And, like many of his best films, was trashed at the time only to be heralded as a classic ten or fifteen years later. It's got to burn Carpenter just a little - although belated recognition has got to be better than none. Can't wait to hear the Carpenter/Russell commentary.

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 8:31 p.m. CST

    GREAT FILM and I'm a geek.

    by timmer33

    "All I know is, these guys are flying around on wires, cuttin' everyone to shreds, while he just stands there, waiting for me to drive my truck right through him, with LIGHT COMING OUT OF HIS EYES!" "Lo Pan appeared? On the street?" Man, I could quote this movie from start to finish. I've seen it more times than Star Wars and The Wrath of Khan. I know that's sacreligious to say, but it's true. "What the hell's a fighting tong?" WANG rocked in this film. Many well known Asian actors, from James Wong to Al Leong. Fighting choreographed (I think) by Jeff Imada, student of Bruce Lee. "And who the hell is Gracie Law?" Jack Burton's meeting with Lo Pan was classic. "So you can rule from beyond the grave?" "Exactly." "Or check into a psycho ward, whichever comes first." Sorry everyone. Just geeked out.

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 8:56 p.m. CST

    The Original Script

    by R_Nathan

    I was fortunate enough to read the original script for "BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA" by Goldam & Weinstein. I thought it was a million times better than the re-write by Richter. Origianlly, it was a fantasy/martial arts/Western. The hero was a cowboy, not a trucker. I thought everything that was good in the film came from the original script, but I thought it was awful compared with what it could have been. - And while I'm on the subject, I read an early script for "CLOSE ENCOUNTERS" that I like much better than the version they filmed. In the version I read, when the aliens arrived at the end, it was truely the first encounter EVER between humans and aliens. They hadn't been kidnapping fliers in the Bermuda triangle, or stealing babies from their mothers. It was really the first contact EVER. And it was much more thrilling.

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 9:24 p.m. CST

    PORK CHOP EXPRESS

    by talkinghead

    yeah, this is Jack Burton and the Pork Chop Express comin to ya on a dark and stormy night........And this bad boy will rock!!!!!!!!1

  • Feb. 23, 2001, 10:59 p.m. CST

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

    by AtomoPrime

    I pre-ordered BIG TROUBLE a week ago, so I think news is a little slow to get ta Harry's ears...The other movie we fans need to get behind and get on DVD is another underated classic...BUCKAROO BANZAI!!! C'mon people! Ya gotta be with me on this one! On the semi-good side, MGM is putting out ol' BUCKAROO on VHS under their bargin 'Movie Time' banner (with REALLY awful art...). We gotta push for a 2-disk treatment so we can finally see the deleted and edited scenes. There is a lot of story we missed and need to see! P.S. Has anyone heard anything more concerning the BUCKAROO T.V. series for FOX?

  • Burton: "...and you can go off and rule the universe from beyond the grave!" Lo Pan: "Indeed!" Burton: "Or check into a psycho-ward, whichever comes first, eh?" Wang: "Jack!" Burton: " 'Jack' what? I'm supposed to buy this shit? Two thousand years and he can't find one broad to fit the bill--come on, Dave, you gotta be doing something seriously wrong!" Classic! And, correction to whoever said it, BIG TROUBLE is Kim Cattrell's best work...the only role she's had where her inherent annoying presence is actually used to great comic effect!

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Now this really pisses me off to no end!

    by SPlissken

    Black blood of the earth. You mean oil? No, I mean black blood of the earth!

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Coolest opening ever?

    by Lazarus Long

    The scene with James Hong at the beginning, where he shows the electricity to the non-believer (played by Mulder's dad), is one of the greatest in history. "But that's always how it starts...very small..." This is like Raiders of the Lost Ark, ripping off tons of old movies but being tongue-in-cheek enough to not claim originality or take itself too seriously. The reason Kurt Russell is not on the Bruce Campbell-level of geekdom is because he also did a bunch of shitty movies. But Jack Burton & Snake Plissken are every bit as cool as Ash in my book. I don't know if I'd ever like to see a sequel, because Escape from L.A. didn't exactly live up to the 15 years of hype. *** And also, I'm a big fan of Prince of Darkness, which is terribly underrated, and a pretty spooky film if you can get past the tank of green slime. Those flash-forward dream sequences ("We are transmitting from the year one...nine...nine...") are some of the creepiest images ever put to film (and sampled by DJ Shadow), and the ending is Carpenter's best.

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Buckaroo Banzai IS coming to DVD

    by YodaButter2000

    Personally, I don't like dvdsewer. I prefer dvdjournal or thedigitalbits. Anyway, it's an unconfirmed rumor that Buckaroo Banzai is coming to DVD late this year. Again, it's only a rumor, but these rumors usually mean it's in the works, so I'm pretty sure it's-a-coming. btw I'm watching Ninja III: The:Domination. Two things; I didn't know the chick from Breakin' was in the movie, and cable TV is truly a blessing from God's hands himself.

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 3:26 a.m. CST

    "Adaptation by W.D. Richter"? WTF?

    by LiquidNitrate

    According to the IMDb, "Big Trouble in Little China" WAS the (altered) sequel to "Buckaroo Banzai." Is this true or BS? Based on this (erroneous?) IMDb theory, I would assume that AFTER W.D. Richter ruined "Buckaroo Banzai" (I love the brilliant brilliant BRILLIANT Banzai script and phenomenal CAST and clever merchandising, but my dog's turds have more coherent visual style than W.D., who RUINED a potential series with his bland-confusing-ugly BB imagery, which may explain why my dog's turds' directing careers are so much more popular than W.D.) ... and AFTER the poor ad bastards at Fox marketing couldn't figure how to get anybody to go see BB, Fox refused to spend a penny making the intended BB sequel. Which forced W.D. to alter "Hanoi Shan" into "David Lo Pan" and make Penny Priddy into Kim Catrall in order to get this script produced, as a way of sneaking it past the detail-blind execs. THAT IS, IF this IMDb sequel-claim (linking the two fanboy-fave movies) carries an ounce of truth and is not just the result of some overeager insomniac fanboy dork who made a clumsy assumption about a sequel link one late night after noticing that W.D. Richter was involved with both flops. (this sounds more likely, as the other rumor had escaped me until I noticed it recently on the IMDb.) Anyways, the irony is that the same poor ad bastards at Fox couldn't get anybody to go see BTILC, either, even though it was just as entertaining as BB and finally had a competent director adding appropriate style to the material. So is the earthquake Richter scale named after W.D.'s expertise at bombing Hollywood's coffers? For those of you who asked about the BB TV series and DVD, don't expect either one too soon... the TV series has been on the shelf for years, as the stepchild of a fanboy exec who decided to give W.D. another chance... as for the DVD, Sherwood Productions went bankrupt shortly after BB, and they owned the rights in purgatory for many years. MGM may have worked out some special deal with Fox for the latest VHS pan-and-scan rerelease of BB (my copy is the GoodTimes P.O.S.), but I assume that any plans for DVD will run into the same Sherwood legal problems that always plagued the laserdisc special edition that fanboys clamored for for years. I hope something works out eventually, as I've never gotten to see it letterboxed, and I would love to see a reunion interview with the cast nowadays, and to hear producer Neil Canton explain how he goaded Zemeckis and Gale into accepting Banzai's JetCar OverThruster as the DeLorean Time-Flex Capacitor in BTTF. As for "Big Trouble in Little China," I'm sure we'll all love the commentary, but how come the "Escape from New York" DVD did not include the hilarious commentary and cool deleted scene from the "Escape from New York" laserdisc? I had always hoped to see the full-length version of the original opening scene (Snake & partner's robbery of the Fed Reserve Bank, and subsequent arrest while trying to sneak off on America's cross-country subway) incorporated back into the complete film narrative, and instead the DVD ignored this supplemental material across the board.

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Bad ass. And yes, I want a friggin' "The Fog" DVD!

    by Dave_F

    I used to dismiss "The Fog" as total B-movie crap, but as I've rewatched it several times in recent years, it always, ALWAYS manages to creep me out. It *is* a B-movie, and the scene where Adrienne Barbeau is warning people which streets the fog is coming down is a little silly ("The fog has made an illegal right turn on Main Street!"), but for the most part...it's some scary-ass shit. Carpenter's horror movies creep me out like no others. Something about his ability to capture an utterly eerie atmosphere and still be able to indulge in classic "gotcha" scares...the combo just works amazingly. "Halloween" and "The Thing" are pretty much untouchable classics, and lesser films like "They Live", "Prince of Darkness", and "The Fog" are damn solid too. Even "In The Mouth of Madness" for all its flaws, still freaks me out a bit. It's also about the only film ever to capture Lovecraft's sense of doom and paranoia properly. I'm not what ya call a horror aficionado, so don't go bringing up Dario Argento and company, but for my money, Carpenter's the king of the genre.

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 5:21 a.m. CST

    JACK BURTON... ME.

    by DIRTYOLDBASTARD

    To Paraphrase Triumph (the insult comic dog). Yes. Oh yeeeeeeeehs. Finally justice comes to China town. John Wayne in a mystical kun-fu flic. Freakin Genius. Recently went on a huge BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA kick watched it like almost every day. I am a very VERY happy dirty old bastard.

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Oh. Yeah.

    by Sylvia Simon

    Two of my favorite movies - bring on The Fog! I naturally assume that BTLC's DVD will give us widescreen? Please? I'm dying to see the funeral/gang fight seen in full view!

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Re: Mulder's Dad

    by Veidt

    For Lazurus Long: the actor that appears in the opening of BTILC is Jerry Hardin, who played Deep Throat - Mulder's original informant - not his father. And with all the great BTILC dialouge that's being quoted here I can't belive no one's gotten to "We really shook the pillars of heaven, didn't we Wang?" "No bullshit, Jack?" "No bullshit." or, of course - "It's all in the reflexes." Goddamn what a classic!

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Harry, you should've asked Carpenter why Escape From New York go

    by Lance Rock

    Hard to believe the best Carpenter/Russell flick (yeah, I like it better than the Thing) came out without any bells and whistles. The Duke would not be happy.

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 7:40 a.m. CST

    "Big Trouble" NOT A Sequel To "Buckaroo Banazi"

    by R_Nathan

    No, "Big Trouble In Little China" was never a sequel to "Buckaroo Banzai." As I stated in an earlier post, the original script by Goldman & Weinstein was a Western. But then "Silverado" came out and didn't do as well as expected, and Fox had Richter re-write it as a present day story, turning the cowboy hero into a truck driver. Their was a WGA Arbitration as to who should get credit for the script. Obviously, Richter was hoping for all or a share of the "Written by" credit, so he could get the big residuals - but the WGA decided to only give him "adaptation by" credit. In my opinion, the original script was much better than what was filmed.

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 8:03 a.m. CST

    tell this Peter guy...

    by X-Girls

    that he should make sure the DVDs features work on all DVD Player UNLIKE Fight Club, which never feels like playing the extras, oh, but I'm not bitter. Plus the player is new, and not crap at all.

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 9:24 a.m. CST

    "'BTiL China' is here, Mr. Burton" -- Amazing how slowly this ca

    by RedneckJedi

    I was going through my IMDB collection a week ago, and discovered that Amazon was offering this 2 DVD set. Clicked on the link and all the specs were right there. DVDPriceSearch also had less-specific specs. Odd how some of the obvious places to check for DVD availability... aren't. Can't wait to pick it up, though!

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Some thoughts on other comments

    by rally

    First off, R_Nathan, the orginal script was a big pile of steaming dung. It had no humor and almost no elements that make BTiLC a fun film to watch. Even most of the names were different. That script was worse than the orginal Highlander script. But the orginal screen writers almost always get credit, despite how bad their script may be. To the person who said the film was released with no fanfare. That is completely off the mark, this film was one of Fox's big 3 for that summer. Big Trouble in early July, just before the 4th. Aliens in late July and the Fly in August. There was tremendous support by Fox with this film. The problem was, the critics and the audiences didn't GET IT. I sat in a packed house on opening night and while my friends and I were laughing our asses off, the rest of the audience was silent. Yes folks it's called a PARODY, repeat after me...lets see, if Big Trouble had been made, say last year, it would be called, I dunno, SHANGHAI NOON. Don't get me started on Kim Cattrall, she is fine in this film. The one that cannot act is Dennis Dunn, he nearly ruins the film with his over acting. LoPan's first appearance with Jack and Wang in the truck, don't look at Dennis Dunn, he is awful. Kudos on this DVD though, it should be fun.

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Original script rewrite...

    by Bono

    Correction to those who have been wrong about this....John Carpenter ordered the rewrite and it had nothing to do with SILVERADO (he has explained it all in various magazines...STARLOG, etc. over the years). When Carpenter came on board, he felt that the western aspect made the film a little TOO weird...in other words, it was weird enough having this underground Chinatown world with mysticism etc., but the added element of the western REMOVED the film even further from a point of audience identification. By updating it, the audience could get sucked in easier because it starts out in the "real" world. About the Buckaroo Banzai tie...W.D. Richter's script for BIG TROUBLE (and it's tone) was obviously inspired by his working with EARL MAC RAUCH while directing BUCKAROO. The script is a fun read (just like BB, which got much notice in Hollywood at the time simply because it was FUN to read...unlike most scripts). I don't think Richter was in a position to swipe stuff from BB's sequel since, at that time, the sequel was still a possibility (not to mention the plagarism angle...Earl Mac Rauch wrote the sequel, too). I think the film works perfectly, but I would LOVE to read that original script...

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 4:05 p.m. CST

    When will this Peter guy release...

    by Phalex

    The Coen Bros FOX flix, Miller's Crossing and Barton Fink? I'd kill for both those movies...again.

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 7:49 p.m. CST

    This is gonna take cracker jack timing

    by Ludavico

    I think I could seriously recite this whole movie from memory. Here's some favorite lines off the top of my head: "Now, what you got here is two people draggin a third." "This is SALT WATER Wang!" "You think they were gonna let us walk in and out of here like the wind?!" "YES! I thought that was your whole damn point!" "My mind and my spirit are as one." "As TWO, I said I was coming!" "What is it? A parade?" "Good Evening Ma'am. The cab driver said... well, he told me that I could....well, that the... White Tiger... would..." "Just a minute, please..." "GREEN EXPLOSIONS!? People flyin' in and out?!? That was not real and I wanna talk to the cops! I want my truck back! Now, where the hell am I?!?!" "What's in the flask, egg? Magic potion? "Yeah." "Good. Thought so. What do we do? Drink it?" "Yeah." "Good. Thought so."

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 8:49 p.m. CST

    JUST READING THESE TALK BACKS

    by timmer33

    makes me realize how much people really love this film. I mean, the bunch of us here could sit down and write the script, word for word. All the quotes people throwing up here are amazing and bring back great memories. This is a film one can NEVER get sick of. Watch it over and over, thousands of times and still love it as much as the first time. How many movies can we say that about? Star Wars; Khan; Princess Bride? Big Trouble's a classic film. And to the guy that said Dennis Dunn sucked - I totally disagree. He was one of the parts that made this film so enjoyable. Wang ruled, as did Egg Chen, Lo Pan and the three storms too. "If you play your cards right, you'll live to talk about it." The whole concept of a mystical underground in Chinatown, fighting Tongs and the Wang Sze (who have been "fighting for centuries", by the way), Lo Pan and Jack Burton rule. I still can't believe a studio filmed it, and I can't believe there are people out there who don't get it (though I realize, of course, there are). Take the following three films, and you've got three of the greatest films ever made: Escape from New York; The Thing; Big Trouble in Little China. What do these films have in common? JOHN FUCKING CARPENTER, of course. Oh, and KURT RUSSELL, too. I hope he gets his career back in motion, but I pray that they don't do a BTILC sequel. How could they write a script with dialogue as good? "What, you live in your office?" "Where'd you get that!?" "You own a restaurant, that's a hell of a lot more than me." "..the maitre de ..." "And a whole lot more." Here's some trivia: What was the name of WANG's restaurant???

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Pool of the Black Dragon...

    by rally

    ...is the name of the restaraunt, and Dennis Dunn sucked because of his overacting, I am telling you just watch him in that one scene in the truck, during the funeral. I guess it was the first time he worked with, look at this dot and pretend to be scared. ;) I love this film though, it is one of the best ever.

  • Feb. 24, 2001, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Alternate ending?

    by Redeemer

    Does anyone know what happens in the alternate ending?

  • Why can't this DVD be coming out, like, tomorrow? If this talkback proves anything it's that Big Trouble is just about as cool as they come. The classic lines never stop: "A man would have to be some kind of fool to think we're all alone in this universe." "If we're not back by dawn, call the President!" and "You know what I do when it's Miller Time?"

  • Feb. 25, 2001, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Only Burton

    by Darth Melkor

    "These guys flying around on wires cutting everybody to shreds while he just stands there waiting for me to drive my truck straight through him with light coming out of his mouth!" Only Jack Burton could say such a thing and make it sound plausible.

  • Feb. 25, 2001, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Why?...

    by rupert pupkin

    can't I have a Chinese girl with green eyes?

  • Feb. 25, 2001, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Alt ending

    by rally

    I am not aware of another alternate ending, but I do have a rough cut of the film that has few minor extra scenes. They basically involve Egg seeing a lawyer and trying to explain everything that has happened. These clips are at the beginning and the end of the film.

  • Feb. 25, 2001, 8:23 p.m. CST

    I WANT A SEQUEL!!!

    by StevenWarp

    I WANT A SEQUEL!!! "More Trouble in Little China" nuff said. "Its all in the reflexes."

  • Feb. 25, 2001, 8:43 p.m. CST

    "It will come out no more."

    by StevenWarp

    "What will come out no more huh?" "What?"

  • Feb. 26, 2001, 8:53 a.m. CST

    It's official, folks...

    by coytuck

    R NATHAN is the only jackass who put down this incredible film. who gives a rat's ass what original script he read. he's only trying to show us how cool he is by letting us know that he's more informed, and that we are all just mindless fanatics. hey, maybe we are. but, by gum, we know what we like and that's that. it doesn't matter that BTILC is, in many eyes, a modern classic. because RNATHAN knows better than the masses. it just goes to show you... there's always ONE in every crowd. RNATHAN is the official TURD IN THE PUNCHBOWL! congrats, Nathan. you should be proud................ jackass.

  • Feb. 26, 2001, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Pray your cards right, you live to talk about it

    by dariusflamebrain

  • Feb. 26, 2001, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Big Trouble DVD

    by uclafalcon

    I think it's great that Big Trouble will be on DVD. I had been trying about 2 years ago to get enough signatures to petition for a sequel, and after contacting John Carpenter with the petitions, he was flattered but said he didn't think it could happen (the first never drew enough revenue). Based on the success of that petition, last year I collected over 1,000 names of people interested in a BTLC DVD on my website, the Wing Kong Exchange (www.wingkong.net). I'm glad some Fox executives and the Producer of the Fight Club DVD noticed! Indeed!!!