Blu-ray Release: Big Trouble in Little China

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 3, 2019
Price: Blu-ray $24.88
Studio: Shout! Factory

Kurt Russell (Deepwater HorizonThe Thing) 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 (The Fog) beloved 1986 cult adventure film Big Trouble in Little China.

Jack, who 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.

Shout! Factory’s collector’s two-disc collector’s edition Blu-ray contains a whole lot of bonus content, featuring over four hours of new interviews with the cast and crew, new audio commentary and more.

Here’s the breakdown:

Disc 1:

  • NEWAudio Commentary with producer Larry Franco
  • NEWAudio 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
  • NEWThe 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
  • NEWIt Was A Western Ghost Story – an interview with writer Gary Goldman
  • NEWThe Poetry of Motion – an interview with associate producer/martial arts choreographer James Lew
  • NEWInto the Mystic Night – an interview with The Coupe De Ville’s member Nick Castle
  • NEWSince We Were Kids – an interview with second unit director/The Coupe De Ville’s member Tommy Lee Wallace
  • NEWLove 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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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.