On July 2, 1986, Big Trouble in Little China hit theatres nationwide. Jack Burton was coming to “Rescue your Summer” and he did it in style. While the film may have been 72nd in overall box office revenues (the pesky “Top Gun,” “Crocodile Dundee,” and “Karate Kid Part II” were the top 3 that year), it still lives on strong to this day. Happy 35th! Here’s a nice article celebrating the film: https://movieweb.com/big-trouble-in-little-china-35th-anniversary/ In other news: James Hong (Lo Pan) will finally be getting a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! https://movieweb.com/james-hong-hollywood-walk-of-fame-star/ – Thanks to BTLC fan Peter for the scoop! LeCroys Toys is issuing a new Jack Burton figure! Check it out on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQzsAsTs8dT/
Okay, everybody relax, I’m here. Been a little quiet on the Big Trouble front, but this is the 35th anniversary year of the film, which came out in the Summer of 1986. Can you believe it? Not really selling shirts much these days, but if you are interested in celebrating 35 years with a fine wool and leather jacket that Wang Chi would be proud of, why not head over to Movie Geek Tees, which sells them in sizes S-4XL, with thin or thick sleeves.
Hey folks, sorry for not being able to get the phpBB forum working on this new site… I created a new one – it’s the new WordPress-friendly forums – it should allow you to register and start discussions again! In other news, there’s going to be a Big Trouble screening at the Stone Theatres near Charlotte, NC on August 5 and 8. Check it out here. Thanks to Mike for the head’s up!
Welcome to the renovated and refurbished Wing Kong Exchange! Pretty much all of the old site should still be here, but everything has been updated for responsive design – that means you can now view www.wingkong.net properly sized on your phones, tablets, and screens! Pardon the dust while we get everything up and running.
Big Trouble’s cousin film, so to speak, is The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension! Keeping that in mind, our sequel to the podcast 5 Minutes of Trouble is 5 Minutes of Banzai! Come check it out here: Now available for download on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. We also have a page on Facebook, as well as a discussion group.
If you like Big Trouble in Little China, you’re not going to want to miss my all-new weekly podcast – 5 Minutes of Trouble! Join me and fellow BTLC enthusiast / film-guru Brett Stillo as we take you on the Podcast Express on dark and stormy night and discuss BTLC 5 minutes at a time. We’ll be featuring special guests, including various celebrities from the podcasting community as well as people associated with the film itself! Now available for download on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. We also have a page on Facebook, as well as a discussion group.
Gerald Okamura, our favorite Wing Kong Hatchet Man, is featured on a new line of shirts courtesy of Dethrone. Check it out here: