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Big Trouble in Little Chinaby: Sofa.Dogs • Tysto.Commentaries • tags: 1980s • feature • free • directed by: John.Carpenter • stars: Kim.Cattrall • Kurt.Russell
From Tysto commentaries:
There’s big trouble brewing in Chinatown! Join John Pavlich ofand me as we go into the tunnels under San Francisco to fight David Lo Pan and retrieve the lovely Miao Yin and Gracie Law! In this impromptu commentary, we discuss the film’s origins in pulp fiction and connections to Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, Bruce Lee movies, and other John Carpenter movies.
We gush like schoolgirls at times, and agree that the film is virtually if not actually nearly perfect.
From Sofa Dogs:
Observers: John Pavlich,
Record Date: November 13, 2011, 08:54 PM
Plot Summary: An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old, mystical battle in Chinatown.
Note: John Carpenter’s cult favorite, underappreciated at the time (as if there was one) gets thetreatment (whatever that’s worth). and I discuss the East-meets-West sensibility of the screenplay, the subversion of the “protagonist” and the dynamic duo of Carpenter and Kurt Russell.