Big Trouble in Little China (Special Edition)

Big Trouble in Little China (Special Edition)

One of the best movies of the 80's . . . Great combination of traditional eastern and western cultures, and very funny!

  • Mike Meyers is scary scary scary scary.

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  • Amazon.com Director John Carpenter and special makeup effects master Rob Bottin teamed up for this 1982 remake of the 1951 science fiction classic The Thing from Another World, and the result is a mixed blessing. It's got moments... Amazon.com Director John Carpenter and special makeup effects master Rob Bottin teamed up for this 1982 remake of the 1951 science fiction classic The Thing from Another World, and the result is a mixed blessing. It's got moments of highly effective terror and spine-tingling suspense, but it's mostly a showcase for some of the goriest and most horrifically grotesque makeup effects ever created for a movie. With such highlights as a dog that splits open and blossoms into something indescribably gruesome, this is the kind of movie for die-hard horror fans and anyone who slows down to stare at fatal traffic accidents. On those terms, however, it's hard not to be impressed by the movie's wild and wacky freak show. It all begins when scientists at an arctic research station discover an alien spacecraft under the thick ice, and thaw out the alien body found aboard. What they don't know is that the alien can assume any human form, and before long the scientists can't tell who's real and who's a deadly alien threat. Kurt Russell leads the battle against the terrifying intruder, and the supporting cast includes Richard Masur, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat, and Wilford Brimley. They're all playing standard characters who are neglected by the mechanistic screenplay (based on the classic sci-fi story "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell), but Carpenter's emphasis is clearly on the gross-out effects and escalating tension. If you've got the stomach for it (and let's face it, there's a big audience for eerie gore), this is a thrill ride you won't want to miss. --Jeff Shannon

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  • I was never allowed to watch this as a kid. But, that was the great thing about spending the night at grandmas. It was either a lack of supervision or complete oblivion on her part. Either way, we watched it religiously and i'll a... I was never allowed to watch this as a kid. But, that was the great thing about spending the night at grandmas. It was either a lack of supervision or complete oblivion on her part. Either way, we watched it religiously and i'll always thing of it as one of my favorite films.

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  • This is a classic alien flick. Who would have thought that the WWF's Roddy Piper was actually a decent actor. Gotta love the alley fight scene - the longest in cinematic history. It goes on forever.

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  • Evil is Rising! Another cult classic horror.

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