Big Trouble in Little China

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  1. bigdaddyhorse

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    I would guess it's just the deleted scenes thrown back in, maybe a bit of score work to make em fit.

    Has anyone watched any of Fox's non-director approved extended cuts?
    I've seen em for Gladiator, Replacment Killers, Black Hawk Down and a few others that escape me right now. I never bothered with any as they were all movies I already had, and all of them had deleted scenes on the discs I own. I think I read a review of Replacment Killers that said it was just the same deleted footage from the SE, put back in the film and didn't help nor hurt it.
     
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    Darga Narcissistic Personality

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    Somehow I've never seen this film. Coincidentally, I just put the DVD at the top of my Netflix queue the other day. Now I guess I'll just wait and check out the Blu ray.
     
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    Yeah you are probably right, although I'm pretty sure I read somewhere it said "Extended Cut with new never before seen footage!", so here's hoping.

    And yeah, Extended Cuts that aren't Director Approved are kind of stupid, but they usually aren't too drastic or hurt the film. As long as they include the Director's version as well, then I'm down for it I guess.
     
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    That would probably be the final push to get me to go Blu. New footage for this flick, not on dvd? I think that would do it.

    I'm so torn, I want to go Blu yet also don't in fear I'll be blown away and try to replace my nearly 1000 dvds (over 1200 counting customs and porn). I know I don't want any BR porn at least.:D Plus from what I've seen, a region free BR player (RF for dvd and br) is at least $400.
     
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    Maybe it will come out on DVD as well?

    As for going Blu, I was worried about the same thing but I think it's good to jump in now and at least buy all your new purchases on Blu as it will save you from replacing them later on. As for replacing old movies in your collection, just start out slow. I have only been replacing movies that carry everything over from the DVD so I can sell the DVD. And wait for good deals. Blu Ray's are getting a lot cheaper, I buy most of mine for $10-$15, you just have to be patient and search around for the best prices.

    Oh, and here's the article where it says with never before seen footage. Pretty sure I've read it from a few places as well.

    http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/s...e_China_Blu-ray_Gets_Specs,_Extended_Cut/2802
     
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    Haven't had a chance to check the disc out yet, but at least in Canadaland it is on sale at Wal-Mart for a cool $12. How can you pass that up?
     
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    So, whatever happened to that exteneded cut? It sure wasn't on the BD I got from the library, which is the same as I would buy in any store.
    American WM don't even carry this (at least not the 2 closest to me), but I'd upgrade for $12.
     
  8. Katatonia

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    We can probably chalk it up to being simply a rumor that got spread somewhere down the line.

    I'm not really disappointed, as I love the original theatrical cut and feel it works amazingly well in terms of pace. The deleted scenes are interesting, but I can see why most of them were cut out.
     
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    I'm glad to see that the fanbase for this film has grown over the years.I saw it in the theater when it was new and laughed like crazy,had a ball with it's blend of action,fantasy and humor.Much of the audience sat in stony silence,not sure what to make of it ,and many critics reviews were brutal.Today it's widely beloved,has a lot of fans.Funny how things change.
     
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    As lame as it may sound I have a more vivid recollection of seeing Big Trouble in Little China in the theater than any other movie as a child. I would have been 11 years old. I can see the theater and smell the popcorn. I believe I may have purchased a GI Joe Snow Cat at KayBee Toy that day. I don't look at it as my favorite movie growing up but I must have been really excited that day as I'm not one of those people that has childhood memories that pop in my head often. A friend of mine theorized once that when you have a easy childhood you tend not to have strong memories.
     

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