John Carpenter’s, (Escape From New York) classic story of the all American truck driver who becomes a hero.
Jack Burton, (Kurt Russell, Stargate) is the truck driver who hauls pigs to New York’s China Town where he wins more than a thousand dollars off his friend Wang Chi, (Dennis Dun, The Last Emperor).
This leads to Jack taking Wang to the airport to pick up the love of his life Miao Yin, (Suzee Pai, Sharky’s Machine). Wang tells Jack that his girlfriend is unusual for a Chinese girl as she has green eyes.
Suddenly Chinese gangsters appear and snatch Miao and a chase ensues which leads Jack and Wang into the seedier part of China town. Jack’s truck gets stopped by a funeral that suddenly turns into a bloodbath as a rival gang shows up and the bullets start flying.
As the fight ensues, our intrepid pair try to hide in the cab, until three men descend from the sky all wearing wicker hats and lightning flying from ones hand, also a 7 foot tall strange man with glowing eyes and mouth, Lo Pan, (James Hong, Blade Runner).
The Conversion to Blu-ray is great, the picture is crisp as is the sound.
I loved this film when I saw it at the movies and now I can own it on Blu-ray (Sweet).
With sword, sorcery, guns, green explosions, drama and comedy how can it go wrong?
With loads of extras:
- Interviews with Director and Cast.
- Deleted Scenes.
- Extended Ending.
- Vintage Featurette.
- Music Video.
- TV Spots.
- Audio Commentary.
- Isolated Score.