While John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China is infinitely quotable thanks to Kurt Russell's performance as the imperfect protagonist Jack Burton, every great reluctant hero needs a great villain, and James Hong's portrayal of the evil Lo Pan gave us a character who is just as memorable as his truck-driving counterpart. With Big Trouble in Little China coming to Blu-ray like never before in a new Collector's Edition on December 3rd from Scream Factory, we've been provided with an exclusive bonus feature clip featuring Hong to share with Daily Dead readers!

Taken from "The Soul of Lo Pan" bonus feature on the Big Trouble in Little China Collector's Edition Blu-ray, our exclusive clip below features Hong reflecting on some of his most memorable moments playing Lo Pan, including how Carpenter and his crew used practical effects and ingenuity to pull off Lo Pan's glowing transformation and floating ability.

Scream Factory's Big Trouble in Little China Collector's Edition Blu-ray will be released on December 3rd (along with their Blu-ray vinyl set and limited edition Steelbook), and we have a look at the full list of special features and cover art below:

Press Release: Kurt Russell (Escape from New York, The Hateful Eight) stars as Jack Burton, a tough-talking truck driver whose life goes into a supernatural tailspin when his best friend's fiancée is kidnapped in John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Jack, who suddenly finds himself in a murky, danger-filled world beneath San Francisco's Chinatown, where Lo Pan, a 2,000-year-old magician, mercilessly rules an empire of spirits. Facing down a host of unearthly terrors, Jack battles through Lo Pan's dark domain in a full-throttle, action-riddled ride to rescue the girl. On December 3, 2019, SCREAM FACTORY™ is thrilled to present Big Trouble in Little China Collector’s Edition Two-Disc Blu-ray set. Directed by Carpenter (Escape from New York, The Fog), this action-packed cult film also stars Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City), James Hong (Blade Runner), and Dennis Dun (Prince of Darkness). A must-have for loyal fans and movie collectors, this definitive collector’s edition contains bountiful bonus content, featuring over four hours of brand-new interviews with the cast and crew, new audio commentary, and much more!

Bonus Features
Disc 1:

  • NEW Audio Commentary with producer Larry Franco
  • NEW Audio Commentary with special effects artist Steve Johnson, moderated by filmmaker Anthony C. Ferrante
  • Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
  • Isolated Score
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Vintage Audio Interview with John Carpenter
  • Electronic Press Kit - interviews and profiles
  • Gag Reel
  • Music Video
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Extended Ending
  • Photo Galleries – movie stills, posters and lobby cards, publicity photos and behind-the-scenes photos

Disc 2:

  • NEW You’re the Hero – an interview with actor Dennis Dun
  • NEW The Soul of Lo Pan – an interview with actor James Hong
  • NEW Able to Be Myself – an interview with actor Donald Li
  • NEW The Tao of Thunder – an interview with actor Carter Wong
  • NEW The Tao of Rain– an interview with actor Peter Kwong
  • NEW The Hatchet Man Speaks – an interview with actor Al Leong
  • NEW Damn Wiley Prescott – an interview with writer W.D. Richter
  • NEW It Was A Western Ghost Story – an interview with writer Gary Goldman
  • NEW The Poetry of Motion – an interview with associate producer/martial arts choreographer James Lew
  • NEW Into the Mystic Night – an interview with The Coupe De Ville’s member Nick Castle
  • NEW Since We Were Kids – an interview with second unit director/The Coupe De Ville’s member Tommy Lee Wallace
  • NEW Love and Art – a conversation with movie poster artist Drew Struzan
  • Return to Little China – an interview with director John Carpenter
  • Being Jack Burton - an interview with actor Kurt Russell
  • Carpenter and I – an interview with director of photography Dean Cundey
  • Producing Big Trouble – an interview with producer Larry Franco
  • Staging Big Trouble - an interview with stuntman Jeff Imada
  • Interview with visual effects artist Richard Edlund
  • Vintage Featurette

Pre-order for BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA Collector’s Edition is available now.
***Avid fans, please take notes. There are five different special offers (while supplies last) for ordering BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Collector’s Edition at ShoutFactory.com. ***

1. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Collector’s Edition + an exclusive 18” x 24” rolled poster of the new Collector’s Edition artwork.

2. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Limited Edition Steelbook

3. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Limited Edition Steelbook and Exclusive Lithograph + Vinyl

Details for this exclusive bundle:

  • Big Trouble In Little China [Limited Edition Steelbook] 2-disc Blu-ray set
  • An exclusive 28.5” x 16.5" rolled lithograph of the new Steelbook artwork by Nat Marsh
  • A 7” on exclusive green vinyl via Sacred Bones featuring music from Big Trouble in Little China composed by John Carpenter and recorded by John, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies. The A-side includes the 2017 version of the main theme, "Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)," and the B-side contains a never-before-released recording of "The Alley War," recorded by the trio in 2019. Our green vinyl variant is a limited edition of 2,500 copies and is housed in a lavish slipcase with new art by frequent Carpenter collaborator Chris Bilheimer.

4. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Collector’s Edition and Exclusive Poster (18”x 24”) + Vinyl

  • Details for this exclusive bundle:
  • Big Trouble In Little China [Collector’s Edition] 2-disc Blu-ray set (with slipcover)
  • An exclusive 18” x 24” rolled poster of the new Collector’s Edition artwork by Laz Marquez
  • A 7” on exclusive green vinyl via Sacred Bones featuring music from Big Trouble in Little China composed by John Carpenter and recorded by John, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies. The A-side includes the 2017 version of the main theme, "Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)," and the B-side contains a never-before-released recording of "The Alley War," recorded by the trio in 2019. Our green vinyl variant is a limited edition of 2,500 copies and is housed in a lavish slipcase with new art by frequent Carpenter collaborator Chris Bilheimer.

5. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Collector’s Edition and Limited Edition Steelbook + Exclusive Poster + Lithograph + Vinyl

Details for this exclusive bundle:

  • Big Trouble In Little China [Collector’s Edition] 2-disc Blu-ray set (with slipcover)
  • Big Trouble In Little China [Limited Edition Steelbook] 2-disc Blu-ray set
  • An exclusive 18” x 24” rolled poster of the new Collector’s Edition artwork by Laz Marquez
  • An exclusive 28.5” x 16.5" rolled lithograph of the new Steelbook artwork by Nat Marsh
  • A 7” on exclusive green vinyl via Sacred Bones featuring music from Big Trouble in Little China composed by John Carpenter and recorded by John, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies. The A-side includes the 2017 version of the main theme, "Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)," and the B-side contains a never-before-released recording of "The Alley War," recorded by the trio in 2019. Our green vinyl variant is a limited edition of 2,500 copies and is housed in a lavish slipcase with new art by frequent Carpenter collaborator Chris Bilheimer.

A purple vinyl variant of the same 7” is also available when you pre-order from Sacredbonesrecords.com.

Derek Anderson
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Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.