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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 18/3/2011 10:40:18 AM   
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If they EVER attempt to remake this, krudler smash! leave it the fuck alone!



Aw, see krud you've probably jinxed it now! But I agree, NO REMAKE NECESSARY!

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 8/6/2011 7:24:54 AM   
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Getting ready for the ol' daily grind this morning and I'm listening to the soundtrack - cool stuff. "Son of a Bitch must pay!"

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 8/6/2011 9:27:38 AM   
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It is a cool soundtrack and a great film and yes no REMAKE please Hollywood.

It's all in the Reflexes.

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 10/10/2011 11:55:20 PM   
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Terrific, a six-demon bag. Sensational.


Just watched this classic myself. 80s John Carpenter is missed


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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 11/10/2011 9:51:55 AM   
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For me this ranks along side The Thing as John Carpenter's best work. And note to Hollywood NO REMAKE please.



Jack Burton: What's in the flask, Egg? Magic potion?
Egg Shen: Yeah.
Jack Burton: Thought so, good. What do we do, drink it?
Egg Shen: Yeah!
Jack Burton: Good! Thought so.


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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 11/10/2011 11:01:28 AM   
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Every Carpenter film is being remade these days,the same is going to happen to BTILC sooner or later.

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 11/10/2011 5:55:01 PM   
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I think it would be unlikely, the other remakes are money spinners for the horror market


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RE: Big Trouble in Little China - 11/10/2011 9:27:04 PM   
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Not only do they not make films like this anymore... they NEVER made films like this!! It is truly a one off!! One of the best movie mash ups ever. EVER! Has a great cast, fantastic sets and imagary, and the script???? Fuggedabahdit!!
Making a hero out of a complete plonker has been done before. But also making you want to BE that plonker because he is so damned cool is a bit special. Who doesn't want to be Jack?? Anyone? No.

The director/actors commentary is fantastic too.

Now here is a poser for you all....

Kurt Russell as Jack Burton or Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken????

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RE: Big Trouble in Little China - 11/10/2011 9:31:53 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Sutty

Not only do they not make films like this anymore... they NEVER made films like this!! It is truly a one off!! One of the best movie mash ups ever. EVER! Has a great cast, fantastic sets and imagary, and the script???? Fuggedabahdit!!
Making a hero out of a complete plonker has been done before. But also making you want to BE that plonker because he is so damned cool is a bit special. Who doesn't want to be Jack?? Anyone? No.

The director/actors commentary is fantastic too.

Now here is a poser for you all....

Kurt Russell as Jack Burton or Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken????


hey Sutty - I'm afraid I gotta disagree with you about the BTILC commenntary; it was a bit of a wasted opportunity as Kurt and John just ramble on about their kids and other stuff and they seem to forget about the actual film! Damn shame as I LOVED the talk tracks they recorded for EFNY and THE THING.
 
And... Plissken RULES.

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RE: Big Trouble in Little China - 12/10/2011 8:33:59 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Sutty

Now here is a poser for you all....

Kurt Russell as Jack Burton or Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken????




That's easy Kurt Russell as Jack Burton. The Escape films I am not a big fan of.

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RE: Big Trouble in Little China - 25/10/2011 2:05:38 AM   
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1st time I'd seen it at the cinema today and it just keeps getting better with every viewing

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RE: Big Trouble in Little China - 31/10/2011 5:28:59 PM   
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Best line in one of my top 20 ever?
"What does that mean Wang? China is here? I don't even know what the hell that means!"


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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 1/11/2011 8:21:57 AM   
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My cousin's son and I have a mutual love for this film and one of our favourite lines and the action that follows ALWAYS cracks us up -
 
LO PAN: "It's a good knife. Goodbye Mr. Burton."
 
Nuthin' but FUN, this film! Guaranteed to cheer up the ol' Snake-Blues!

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 23/11/2011 3:36:58 AM   
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Such a funny, well thought out film and it never gets dull...


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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 23/11/2011 6:31:28 AM   
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ORIGINAL: NinjaShortbread212

Such a funny, well thought out film and it never gets dull...



Absolutely! Kurt Russell's performance here is classic!

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 23/11/2011 2:11:43 PM   
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Havnt seen this in a while.I really enjoyed it as a kid.Must check it out again soon.What was wrong with cinema audiences in the eighties? Films like BTILC and The Thing are great and should have been more successful.



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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 11/12/2011 4:14:35 PM   
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Anyone know whatever happened to the planned sequel?

Jack Burton is a unique hero in American cinema. He breaks all the rules!

ie he's knocked out during the big fight.... he's wearing lipstick when taking on the bad guy.... he is basically a dumb coward.... he's a bit of a liar... and he has the best one liners!

"I was born ready."

"Was that the first guy you every plugged?"
"'Course not!"

But my favourite line is:

"Are you crazy Lopan? Is that your problem?"

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 11/12/2011 10:22:56 PM   
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"It's all in the reflexes."

That's a t shirt right there!

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 12/12/2011 11:32:17 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sutty

"It's all in the reflexes."

That's a t shirt right there!


Got the Pork-chop Express one from LETN last Xmas. Quality.

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 13/12/2011 12:13:00 AM   
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Yeah superb movie. Totally underrated.

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 21/7/2012 12:29:49 PM   
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quote:

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Anyone know whatever happened to the planned sequel?

Jack Burton is a unique hero in American cinema. He breaks all the rules!

ie he's knocked out during the big fight.... he's wearing lipstick when taking on the bad guy.... he is basically a dumb coward.... he's a bit of a liar... and he has the best one liners!

"I was born ready."

"Was that the first guy you every plugged?"
"'Course not!"

But my favourite line is:

"Are you crazy Lopan? Is that your problem?"


I wouldnt really call him a coward. In fact he is probably at times stupidly brave without having the skills to back it up. His heart is definitely in the right place.

In fact it shows how brave he is that he acknowledges how crazy everything is thats going on round him, he is definitely scared at times but he does his bit and acts the hero and the leader for the sake of his friends (and his own ego) even though it doesnt always come off.

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 22/7/2012 12:00:31 AM   
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"Just thrilled to be alive!"

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 23/7/2012 1:50:06 PM   
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One of my all time favs, one that I watch every year, usually on Chinese New Year. Its got great quotes, timeless soundtrack and great characters than still influence till this day, especially LO Pan and Hong's perfermance, its been mimicked in many video games.


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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 26/7/2012 12:58:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MartinBlank76

quote:

ORIGINAL: Private Hudson

Anyone know whatever happened to the planned sequel?

Jack Burton is a unique hero in American cinema. He breaks all the rules!

ie he's knocked out during the big fight.... he's wearing lipstick when taking on the bad guy.... he is basically a dumb coward.... he's a bit of a liar... and he has the best one liners!

"I was born ready."

"Was that the first guy you every plugged?"
"'Course not!"

But my favourite line is:

"Are you crazy Lopan? Is that your problem?"


I wouldnt really call him a coward. In fact he is probably at times stupidly brave without having the skills to back it up. His heart is definitely in the right place.

In fact it shows how brave he is that he acknowledges how crazy everything is thats going on round him, he is definitely scared at times but he does his bit and acts the hero and the leader for the sake of his friends (and his own ego) even though it doesnt always come off.


Yep, stupidly brave. Certainly not a coward. See how he goes up and puches one of the three storms in the brothel even though he knows what they can do after witnessing the alley fight. But that's why we all like Jack Burton...

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 26/7/2012 3:03:13 PM   
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Really hope it doesn't get remade. Mainly because there is no modern day Kurt Russell: perfect at action, comedy and being a bad-ass with great hair: all at the same time.

Nobody fits that description these days.

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 29/7/2012 4:31:14 PM   
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think someone may have wondered in to the wrong thread...

I was always kind of disappointed that thet never pushed on with a sequel, given how the movie ended. JC and Kurt Russell could have knocked out a couple more of these. We could of had Big Trouble in Little India, Big Trouble in New York, Big Trouble in Great Britain!

But then, Carpenters history with sequels (I'm thinking Escape from LA here) isn't great... Maybe he picked the wrong movie to sequelise?

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 2/8/2012 9:14:52 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sutty

think someone may have wondered in to the wrong thread...

I was always kind of disappointed that thet never pushed on with a sequel, given how the movie ended. JC and Kurt Russell could have knocked out a couple more of these. We could of had Big Trouble in Little India, Big Trouble in New York, Big Trouble in Great Britain!

But then, Carpenters history with sequels (I'm thinking Escape from LA here) isn't great... Maybe he picked the wrong movie to sequelise?


Well he never had a chance of making sequels to BTILC since the film was a massive box office failure.

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 13/1/2013 4:20:58 AM   
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Many of Carpenters movies have under performed at the box office. Some of his best flicks have been disappointing box office wise. The Thing, In The Mouth of Madness, They Live, The Fog, Prince of Darkness... and so on.

I've never understood how so many of his films haven't done so much better commercially. Not that I think Carpenter is too worried, he has a pretty good handle on himself and always seems grounded. I remember (roughly) something he said in an interview once...

"In France i'm an auteur, in Germany, a filmmaker; in Britain, a horror movie director, and in the USA i'm a bum."

For me, on his day, one of the best.

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 16/1/2013 6:19:51 PM   
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yeah and many of his films are cult classics like Big Trouble In Little China , The Thing and The Fog .i agree please dont do a remake of B.T.I.L.C.

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RE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 17/3/2013 12:14:13 AM   
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This music video outstayed it's welcome and promptly disappeared a long time ago, but I have to share CLICKY

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