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Big Trouble in Little China >>> 8/4/09

Old 05-07-09, 03:30 PM
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Big Trouble in Little China >>> 8/4/09

Sure, this is undoubtedly in the announcement thread, but it deserves its own thread.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=2667



DVDTown has the extras and the BD cover:
Commentary by Director John Carpenter and Actor Kurt Russell
9 Deleted Scenes
Extended Ending
Vintage Featurette
Music Video
Richard Edlund interview
Trailer A & B
6 TV Spots
Behind the Scenes Gallery
BD +
BD Live Ready Bootstrap

Can't go wrong with more John Carpenter on BD (especially with Kurt Russell). Can't wait, because my years-old 2-disc DVD is pretty beat up at this point.

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Old 05-07-09, 03:39 PM
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Re: Big Trouble in Little China >>> 8/4/09

Hmmm . . . not crazy about that cover art -- what's wrong with keeping the original Struzan poster? -- but, hot crackers!! I will be all over this release.
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Re: Big Trouble in Little China >>> 8/4/09

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Hmmm . . . not crazy about that cover art -- what's wrong with keeping the original Struzan poster?
I agree. Anything Struzan > anything else.
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Old 05-07-09, 03:43 PM
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Re: Big Trouble in Little China >>> 8/4/09

Awesome - now I don't have to shell out for the import.
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Re: Big Trouble in Little China >>> 8/4/09

"BD Live Ready Bootstrap"

What is that?
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Old 05-07-09, 03:57 PM
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Re: Big Trouble in Little China >>> 8/4/09

Saw this earlier as well. The cover art is not that great, but I suppose it's campy and fits in with the tone of the film somewhat. I can't recall if all the extras from the original 2-disc DVD are included in this release. I still have my DVD set, in the super thick grey casing (was the second/third DVD I ever bought!)
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Old 05-07-09, 04:18 PM
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Re: Big Trouble in Little China >>> 8/4/09

The cover isn't as horrible as I was expecting -- but oh yes - this will be mine on street day
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Re: Big Trouble in Little China >>> 8/4/09

SE Special features were --
8 Deleted/Alternative scenes ("Lava Sequence" is with "multi-angle function")
Extended Ending
"Original 1986 promotional" featurette
"Multi angle" interview with special effects designer Richard Edlund
Music video ("Big Trouble in Little China" by The Coupe DeVilles)
3 Theatrical Trailers (2 US, and Spanish)
Teaser Trailer
5 TV Spots
Magazine articles (varying from "American Cinematographer" to "Cinefex")
Production Notes
Cast and Crew: Filmographies and Biographies
Photo Gallery

Looks pretty close to me. Looks like a buy.
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Old 05-07-09, 05:03 PM
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Re: Big Trouble in Little China >>> 8/4/09

Cover isnt too bad. Definitely buying on day 1. Any carpenter film on BD is welcome as long as its not worse than the DVD.
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Re: Big Trouble in Little China >>> 8/4/09

One of my favorite films. This will be in my collection on release day.
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Quite possibly the best release announcement ever.
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I'm not crazy about the cover art but this is a first day purchase.
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Re: Big Trouble in Little China >>> 8/4/09

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"BD Live Ready Bootstrap"

What is that?
it could be something 'gay' or it could be some really terrible FOX Marketing team member thinking that BD Live is actually something meaningful.


But we all know that BDLive is pointless.


I'll be keeping the 2 disc DVD for a long while yet - or until this title hits the $10 mark. Sure - its an OK film and the Blu format will only bring out a little more 'colour' but its not enough for me to double dip and give FOX more money at this stage.
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Old 05-07-09, 08:42 PM
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Oh yeah! This will be mine.
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Old 05-07-09, 09:01 PM
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Cover is rather descent but I hope for a last minute change to the old Struzan onesheet. Regardless, this will be mine.
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Can't wait!
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"Starman" hits BD on August 11th too!
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Looking forward to retire my dvd copy for a blu-ray copy. Great news.

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Time to sell my 2-disk DVD I guess.
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Originally Posted by jiggyblau View Post
Quite possibly the best release announcement ever.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well until Escape From New York anyway!
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Great news!!! This is one that I actually never got on SD, so now's the perfect time to add to the collection!
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Re: Big Trouble in Little China >>> 8/4/09

Cover art... meh. Still, seeing as how Carpenter is my favorite director and this is one of my favorite films... a Day 1 purchase from me is guaranteed.

Extras don't matter much to me because my old 2-disc SE is signed by the man himself, John Carpenter, so it's not going anywhere.

Anyone know if this edition retains the original DTS track?
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Never got the 2-disc, so I'll eventually pick this up for the extras.
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Re: Big Trouble in Little China >>> 8/4/09

All I know is, this Lo Pan character comes out of thin air in the middle of a goddamn alley while his buddies are flying around on wires cutting everybody to shreds, and he just stands there waiting for me to drive my truck straight through him with *light* coming out of his mouth!

Time to fire up the Pork Chop Express and buy this!
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Anyone know if this edition retains the original DTS track?
Don't Fox releases always contain DTS-HDMA?
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