Big Trouble In Little China is a very underrated (and little known) film by director John Carpenter. It was the third film that saw Carpenter team up with Kurt Russell. But unlike their first two collaborations (Escape From New York and The Thing) this film was a light-hearted action\/comedy.\n\nIn this film Russell plays fast-talking truck driver Jack Burton who gets caught up in a supernatural adventure in the back streets of San Francisco\u2019s Chinatown. The film is filled with memorable characters and one-liners. The scenes between Burton and Egg Shen (Victor Wong) are some of my favorites. Lo Pan (James Hong) is one of the most charming and funny movie villains of all time and the three storms; Thunder (Carter Wong), Rain (Peter Kwong), and Lightning (James Pax) are just plain cool.\n\nDo yourself a favor and watch this movie. I\u2019m sure you\u2019ll have a blast!\n\nI highly recommend this film!
I bought this for my cousin Christine, no kidding! She was very excited to have it. It's a fun show, although a horror movie. It hasn't been in stores for some time, but thank goodness you can still find it at Walmart!
Escape From New York is a sci-fi\/action film by director John Carpenter. It was the first film by Carpenter that starred Kurt Russell. Russell plays \u201CSnake\u201D Plissken, an ex-special forces operative turned renegade and criminal.\n\nReleased in 1981, the film is set in a bleak 1997. The US is in the middle of WWIII and crime is rampant throughout the country. With crime at epidemic levels the entire island of Manhattan is converted into a maximum-security prison in 1988. No guards patrol the city so the inmates are free to form their own society within the walls. It\u2019s simple \u2013 once you go in, you don\u2019t come out.\n\nIn route to a peace summit, Air Force One in hijacked by a revolutionary American group and crashed inside the prison city of Manhattan. The President (Donald Pleasence) survives the crash inside an escape pod and is taken prisoner by the Duke of New York (Isaac Hayes). The President has important information in a suitcase attached to his wrist that must make it to the summit within 24 hours before the Soviet Union and China walk away from the peace table.\n\nThe government turns to the recently apprehended Plissken for help. They offer him a full pardon for all crimes committed within the US if he can rescue the President and retrieve his suitcase with 24 hours. Plissken agrees to the deal and secretly flies a glider into the city and lands atop the World Trade Center. Once inside Manhattan, Plissken is completely on his own.\n\nThe film also stars Lee Van Cleef as Commissioner Hauk, Adrienne Barbeau as Maggie, Ernest Borgnine as Cabbie, and Harry Dean Stanton as Brain. If you ask me, any movie with Harry Dean Stanton in it gets cool points in my book.\n\nJohn Carpenter also scored the film so if you\u2019re familiar with his films; you\u2019re probably familiar with his sound. The music fits the film perfectly!\n\nIn the years since the release of the film Snake Plissken has become a fan favorite and the film has cultivated a huge cult following. Plissken is vintage movie tough guy in the vein of Clint Eastwood\u2019s \u201Cthe man with no name\u201D, Mad Max, and Conan. Not much for talking, but when they do speak, you\u2019d better listen.\n\nEscape From New York has always been one of my personal favorites and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.\n\nI highly recommend this film!