Big Trouble In Little China Theatrical Trailer (1986)

With Christopher Tupa’s awesome Big Trouble in Little China illustration that he posted earlier today, it felt like the right time to share a little more love for John Carpenter’s classic cult film.

Because your day can always be made a little better with some Jack Burton.

[Via] IMP Awards

So that Drew Struzan poster doesn’t shake the pillars of Heaven for ya? Even with Kurt Russell standing there in all of his majesty? How about the theatrical trailer for the film!

[Via] Film Trailers Channel over on YouTube

It’s still hard to believe with all of the greatness you can see in that trailer that this movie bombed at the box office. I can recall watching it at the Drive-In with my Father and we were having an absolute blast with the movie…all around us were people just talking and playing the music on their car radios at full blast. No respect for Jack nor the Pork Chop Express…very sad.


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2 thoughts on “Big Trouble In Little China Theatrical Trailer (1986)

  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    One of Struzan’s best work, and that’s saying a lot.

    Yeah, so sad this grew into a VHS classic only after the theatrical dust had settled.
    Carpenter deserved the creative and financial boost that never came from its initial run.

    Such an entertaining flick, filled with fun characters (and Jack’s truck is one of them).
    Like Buckaroo Banzai, I’m still waiting on a sequel.
    CTupa’s comic art certainly stirred my senses about it.

  2. I hear ya, Atari Adventure Square! I’m still waiting on those awesome games for Big Trouble in Little China and Buckaroo Banzai! :)

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