Rent Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

3.7 of 5 from 232 ratings
1h 35min
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Directed by master film-maker John Carpenter, this edge-of-your seat adventure stars Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, a tough talking, wisecracking truck driver whose hum-drum life on the road takes a sudden supernatural tailspin when his best friend's fiance is kidnapped. Speeding to the rescue, Jack finds himself deep beneath San Francisco's Chinatown. It's a murky, creature-filled world ruled by Lo Pan, a 2000-year-old magician who mercilessly presides over an empire of sprits. Dodging demons and facing baffling terrors, Jack battles his way through Lo Pan's dark domain in a full-throttle, action-riddled ride to rescue the girl.
Co-starring Kim Cattrall, this effects-filled sci-fi spectacle speeds to an incredible, twist-taking finish.
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Larry J. Franco
Gary Goldman, David Z. Weinstein
20th Century Fox
Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Release Date:
Run Time:
95 minutes
English Dolby Digital 4.1
Czech, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
  • Audio Commentary by John Carpenter and Kurt Russell
  • Deleted Scenes (approx. 46 mins)
  • Featurette
  • Interview with Richard Edlund
  • Extended Ending
  • Stills Gallery
  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Crew Pages
  • Magazine Articles
  • 3 Trailers
  • Music Video
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features
Release Date:
Run Time:
100 minutes
English DTS 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English Hard of Hearing
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
BLU-RAY Regions:
  • 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 Big 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

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Reviews (2) of Big Trouble in Little China

Fun Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Comedy - Big Trouble in Little China review by GI

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This is another box office bomb that has since gained a massive fan following. Admittedly it's not one of director John Carpenter's top films but it certainly is very original and very zany. It's a comedy but difficult to define as it's also a sort of action/adventure/fantasy and for first time viewers it will be quite a surprise especially as it gets dafter and more zany as it goes on. Kurt Russell plays trucker Jack Burton who delivers goods into San Francisco's Chinatown. When his friend, Wang Chi (Dennis Dun), has his fiancée kidnapped by a street gang Jack agrees to help him get her back. But Jack is not prepared as they search the backstreets of Chinatown because they get caught up in a centuries old battle between an ancient, evil wizard and a local mystic, which leads them to an eerie denizen below the streets of the city. And Jack's reluctant girlfriend, Gracie (Kim Cattrall) falls into the bad guys clutches too adding to his problems. Burton is a sort of useless hero here, incompetent and clumsy beside the more skilled Chinese with their martial arts and fancy weapons. The film has some weird things going on but if you just go with it it is a joy and very funny. This is something different to try, it'll certainly have you smiling and occasionally scratching your head.

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Drivel - Big Trouble in Little China review by AB

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Too confusing, too loud, too unbelievable, too rubbishy to even be taken seriously as a film.

"edge-of-your-seat" adventure? No. An early Kurt Russell film that should have been buried under San Francisco.

Nothing good about the film at all, no storyline, no decent special effects (perhaps excepting the bug-eyed all-seeing beach ball) and too many Chinese mythology sub-stories that just help confuse the main 'action', which is a long uninteresting sequence of kung-fu confrontations that have been better done in other films and TV series - yes, you, Grasshopper. Cannot recommend at all

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