Drew Fitzpatrick

By day, Drew Fitzpatrick toils at publishing in the black heart of Manhattan. But by night, he dons a pair of fetishistic black leather gloves and grinds out the "Internet’s only horror-themed Blog": The Blood-Spattered Scribe.

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2 responses to “Big Trouble in Little China – Blu-ray Review”

  1. Steve Biodrowski

    I don’t think that ’70s Shaw Brothers kung-fu movies had much influence on BIG TROUBLE. The real source of inspiration was producer Tsui hark’s 1983 opus ZU, WARRIORS OF THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN. This “Fant-Asia” film emphasized myth, legend, magic, and romance (elements that recur in BIG TROULBE) instead of the usual “my clan has been insulted so now I must defend their honor and defeat my rival” storyline of many kung fu films.

    ZU also featured a fantasy version of martial arts, using wires to make warriors float through the air as they battled it out – an effect that BIG TROUBLE tries to recreate, using blue-screen, to much lesser effect.

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