Reviews and Problems with Big Trouble in Little China
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Movie overall 9
Comparison to US Release
7 December 2014
Excerpt: I saw a list claiming the UK release was superior to the US release. Sorry to say that is not so. Watching the two releases side by side it is plain to see that they are identical in every detail. That being said, I really like the steelbook artwork.
Summary: When his best freind's finacee is kidnapped by an ancient sorcerer and a trio of demons in Chinatown, it's up to tough-talking truck driver Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) to save the day. This movie has some of the funniest and the most weirdest things that I ever seen before.
Excerpt: video quality- looking at screencaps the colors and flesh tones look more natural deep. when you see it in person the image is almost reference quality but i find it to be slightly inconsistant...some shots look better than others. there is pop but not as much pop as some other transfers.
Summary: Director John Carpenter teams with Kurt Russell in this wonderfully unique spoof of the martial arts movie genre, and they hit on all cylinders in a film that is incredibly funny, surprisingly well-crafted, and just plain fun.
Summary: Truly an underappreciated gem of raw, frivolous, kinetic, unpretentious imagination. A thoroughly silly but incredibly original, funny, and enjoyable movie with amusing performances, a witty script, cheesy but highly entertaining special effects, and a fantastic soundtrack.
Summary: John Carpenter's knowingly ridiculous homage to Chinese swords and sorcery films in which the hilariously useless Jack Burton takes on a mythical demi-god surrounded by chop-socky mayhem and cheesy flying effects. Definitely not for the serious minded and all the more fun for it.
Excerpt: I'm a HUGE John Carpenter fan, and have been waiting to see this on Blu Ray. The transfer is great. Picture quality is impressive, sound is above average. Colors pop out like never before. Egg Chan has never looked so good.
Summary: If you embrace this film as what it was (hopefully) intended to be - a goofy tongue-in-cheek parody of action movie silliness, then it works on both a comedic and action-oriented level. If you try to take it seriously, you'll probably be disappointed.