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5 Minutes of Banzai!
Posted on February 17, 2018

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.


Wing Kong Hatchet Man Shirts
Posted on February 17, 2018

Gerald Okamura, our favorite Wing Kong Hatchet Man, is featured on a new line of shirts courtesy of Dethrone. Check it out here:



5 Minutes of Trouble!
Posted on September 13, 2016

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.

Big Trouble - Original Screenplay Article
Posted on September 12, 2016

There's an amazing article recently posted on Uproxx.com about the original David Weinstein / Gary Goldman screenplay to Big Trouble in Little China, which was a period piece that took place in 1890s San Francisco.

Definitely worth a read. You know what ol' Wiley Prescott says at a time like this?

Big Trouble in Little Podcast + Auction Items
Posted on December 19, 2015

Interested in a new podcast that's pure trouble? BTLC superfan Stephen Escudero of the Vundablog has begun a new series called the "BTiLC Podcast", now available for download and streaming on iTunes and Podcast Garden.


The first episode includes an interview with yours-truly, as well as Erin Miskell of Backseat Driver Reviews fame.

Also: Stephen informs me of a series of auctions recently closed for some great BTLC props and puppets used in the film, including the inflatable Thunder, translucent-skinned Lo Pan (with growing pinky nail), and other fun stuff.

Check it out at iCollector.com


Kurt Russell Chimes in On BTLC Remake
Posted on November 3, 2015

Looks like the website "The Nerdist" got Kurt Russell to briefly comment on the upcoming BTLC remake, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Thanks to BTLC fan Stan for the head's up!


Tanks a Lot
Posted on June 18, 2015

If you're looking for Big Trouble-inspired "Chinaman" tank tops (or "vests" as you English like to call them), you can find them in sizes S-2XL at www.moviegeektees.com.


Mention WINGKONG at checkout to get a discount!

Big Trouble with The Rock?
Posted on June 2, 2015

Can it be true? Articles have been swirling around the Internet about a possible Big Trouble in Little China remake, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, fresh off his success in the recent "San Andreas" film.


BTLC fans seem to be mixed in their opinion of this news. Some are thrilled to be seeing Big Trouble revitalized on the big screen after almost 30 years, while others question not doing a true sequel starring Kurt Russell and company.

If you fall in the latter camp, you may be interested in BTLC fan James' online petition to "Save Jack Burton"

Have an opinion? Post your comments to our forums!

Thanks to BTLC fans Mike, Josh, James, Nirias, and Nauta for the news!

New Big Trouble Screening and Cast Reunion and Saga of Mong Kickstarter
Posted on April 5, 2015

For you Los Angeles BTLC fans, I just got a head's up from Lia Chang, the actress who played a role as a Wingkong Henchwoman in Big Trouble in Little China, that there's going to be a screening of Big Trouble on Wednesday, April 8th from 7:00PM to 10:30PM at the Japanese American National Museum.

As a bonus, at the screening for Q&A will be Big Trouble cast members Peter Kwong (Rain), George Cheung (Chang Sing), Al Leong (Wing Kong Hatchet Man) Gerald Okamura (Wing Kong Hatchet Man), James Hong (Lo Pan), Jeff Imada (Needles), and James Lew (Chang Sing and Martial Arts Consultant).

Tickets are available for $10 presale, or $15 at the door.

Also: Just got a note from BTLC fan Jeremy who is trying to get kickstarter funding for his Web series / comic book project "Saga of Mong". He describes it as a cross between Evil Dead 2 and Big Trouble in Little China.

He needs support to get his project off the ground - Check it out.


Big Trouble Screening and Merchandise
Posted on February 11, 2015

Hi folks, still here. Gonna be a new father in May 2015... how time flies.

According to BTLC fan Joel, there's going to be a screening of Big Trouble this Friday (2/13/15) in Brooklyn, NY at the BAM Rose Cinemas


Also: Vinyl figures of Jack, Gracie, Lo Pan, and the Three Storms are available for pre-order from Pop, as well as Retro Action Figures! Thanks to BTLC fan Allie for the info!


And: If you're interested in ordering a Dragon of the Black Pool letterman jacket, please visit www.moviegeektees.com.

More Big Trouble Stuff
Posted on September 13, 2014

Yikes, has it really been half a year? I haven't had much time to do updates, but that doesn't mean BTLC stuff isn't happening out there... here are some of the latest tidbits I've compiled over the last few months...

My stock of official tank tops may be gone, but you can still pick up some fan-based tanks and tees at www.moviegeektees.com. Be sure to grab em' before they're all gone! Mention WINGKONG at checkout to get a discount!

Just got word that the Nick cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just released an episode called "A Chinatown Ghost Story" featuring none other than... Ho Chan?



This ode to BTLC includes James Hong voicing the Lo Pan-like bad guy, and even has the minions playing Lightning, Thunder, and... Wind.

Check it out on Nick's site (requires a cable subscription), or on YouTube. Thanks to Jack and Ssgburd for the head's up!

Deadreel, a UK-based shirt company, is doing a new BTLC shirt for £15.00:


And finally, the video game reviewer "Spoony" did an epic YouTube review of the Commodore 64 Big Trouble in Little China videogame.


Big Trouble Comic Coming... and Raiders Guys
Posted on March 8, 2014

After a drought of Big Trouble news comes this big announcement:


Boom! Studios will be releasing a graphic novel adaptation of Big Trouble in Little China. Details are still a bit sketchy (zing!) but it will either be a one-shot or miniseries.

If you'll recall, Top Cow was slated to do a comic-adaptation of the series back in 2009, but it stalled. Hopefully this one will come to light and bring new life to Jack Burton, the Pillars of Heaven, and the Pork Chop Express.

raidersMore info about this can be found on TGDaily. Thanks to Big Trouble fans Steven, Ink2001cover, and Willo1991 for the scoop!

And in other news:

The Raiders Guys are finishing off a Kickerstarter campaign to film a missing scene from the most epic fan-film ever made - a painstakingly-done, full version of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

They need support to reach their goal, which ends in a few days - check it out here.

Still Shakin' the Pillars of Heaven
Posted on March 5, 2014

Everybody relax, we're still here.

For those of you in Fort Worth, TX, Andrew of the Lone Star Film Society reports that there will be a Big Trouble in Little China screening on Friday, March 28 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

The film is part of the Lone Star Film Society's ArthouseFW - Cinemuse Series, which explores the collaborative relationship between John Carpenter and Kurt Russell.

For ticketing info, click here.

In other news, if you have any news about BTLC, feel free to drop me a line and I'll try to get it up on the site.

Midnight BTLC Screening in Los Angeles
Posted on January 16, 2013

Happy 2013! The Year of the Snake.

BTLC fan Jeff reports there will be a 35mm screening of Big Trouble in Little China in Los Angeles. It will take place at midnight on February 1 at the Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax as part of their "Heavy Hitter Midnites" series. Visit http://www.cinefamily.org/films/heavy-hitter-midnites/ for more info.

Supertopaz vs. The 3 Storms
Posted on December 9, 2012

Supertopaz submits this very cool looking tribute to Big Trouble in Little China: "Supertopaz vs. The 3 Storms"


Big Trouble - Gangnam Style
Posted on October 22, 2012

Surely you've had a chance to watch and listen to South Korean rapper "Psy" and his infamous "Gangnam Style" video. But have you seen David Lo Pan and his Wing Kong get into the act?


Yes, it's "Lo Pan Style", meticulously produced by BTLC fan Wesley Freitas, who brought the web various musical parodies of pop-culture movies.

And yes, the tank top worn by Jack Burton (and "lady Burton", for that matter) can be acquired here at the Wing Kong Exchange!

Remaking Big Trouble?
Posted on July 7, 2012

Nathan Fillion as Jack Burton... Jay Chou as Wang Chi... Chow Yun-Fat as Egg Shen... and Cobie Smulders as Gracie Law... in a remake of Big Trouble in Little China written and directed by Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright.


What's this? Can it be true? Well, right now it's just a fun bit of speculation from BTLC fan Robert. Check out more here.

Another New York Big Trouble Screening
Posted on May 29, 2012

BTLC fan Joel now reports that the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY will have a double-feature of Big Trouble in Little China with Highlander on June 9th at 10:30 PM.

Check it out at http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/big-trouble-in-little-china-highlander/

Big Trouble Midnight Screening in New York
Posted on May 12, 2012

BTLC fan Joel reports that NYC's IFC Center will have midnight screenings of Big Trouble in Little China on May 18 & 19, an encore of this past February's midnight showings as part of a series of their "most popular midnight movie offerings".

Check it out at http://www.ifccenter.com/films/big-trouble-in-little-china/

Big Trouble Midnight Screening in Los Angeles
Posted on April 27, 2012

For those Big Trouble fans like me who live in Los Angeles, the Nuart Theatre on 11272 Santa Monica Blvd will be doing a midnight screening of Big Trouble in Little China tonight (11:59PM on April 27).

You can get a ticket here for $10.50.

A Little Bundle of Trouble
Posted on April 23, 2012

shirtLast Sunday, April 15th, I became a new father to a girl with grey (green?) eyes!

When she's old enough, Baby Ilana will certainly learn about the exploits of Jack Burton and Lo Pan!

Also: All Pork Chop Express, Dragon of the Black Pool, Yellow Fu Manchu, and Rainbow Fu Manchu shirts are now on sale for $18. Order any of these and get a free Pork Chop Express sticker with your order!


And on the music front:

Remixer "Comptroller" has informed me that he and a group of other musicians have put together an 8-bit album of John Carpenter music, including the theme song to "Big Trouble in Little China". Neat stuff, be sure to check it out at http://www.ptesquad.com/more/pte034.html

Official Fu Manchu Tanks back in stock!
Posted on March 7, 2012

Just when you thought the trouble was running out, it's back with a vengeance! I have received a new supply of officially-licensed Jack Burton Fu Manchu tank tops in sizes S-2XL!

Click here to check it out!

Big Trouble Screening in NYC
Posted on January 21, 2012

There will be midnight screenings of Big Trouble in Little China on February 24 and 25 at the IFC Center at 323 Sixth Ave at West 3rd St in NYC. Click here for details.

Thanks to BTLC fan Joel for the head's up!

Happy New Year
Posted on December 30, 2011

All of us at the Wing Kong Exchange would like to wish you a happy 2012!

Fire and Fury
Posted on December 11, 2011

Gary Chavez has finished the final part of his Fire and Fury story. You can read it here.

New BTLC Forums are UP
Posted on November 11, 2011

The new phpBB 3.0 forums are now up! Please re-register and start contributing to any Big Trouble-related discussion topics!

You can still access the old forums (read only) here.

New BTLC Forum and Section
Posted on November 2, 2011

After many years of hosting a phpBB 2.0 forum, I have decided to close the existing one and create a new, more spammer-proof phpBB 3.0 forum. The process will take a few days. You will still be able to read previous articles in the old forum, but to post new stuff on the new forum, you will need to re-register, sorry.

Also: I have added a new "About the Site" section in case some of you were wondering what this place is all about...

Feedback and More Fury
Posted on October 9, 2011

What do you think of the new look of the site? If you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to contact me.

Also: Gary Chavez's has written three new chapters to his "Fire and Fury" stories - read all six chapters in the Fan section!

Redesigned Wingkong.net
Posted on October 4, 2011

Welcome to the new Wing Kong Exchange! Feel free to take a look around. I've organized the many sections of the site into new categories.

Be sure to check out Gary Chavez's new "Fire and Fury" stories in the redesigned Fan section!

Big Trouble Screening and Canada News
Posted on July 16, 2011

I've just changed web hosts to Fatcow, and am working on redesigning the site. The forums were successfully transferred - I'm just trying to update it to phpBB3 (and purge hundreds of thousands of SPAM accounts). Look for some big changes to the site in the next few weeks.

Big Trouble Screening and Canada News
Posted on June 23, 2011

Big Trouble fan PK reports that there will be a screening of Big Trouble in Little China tomorrow night (6/24) at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA. This new 35mm print will play at 7:30PM, and it will be followed by a discussion with director John Carpenter, moderated by Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Times and HeroComplex.com

You can buy tickets on Fandango - General Admission is $11.

Also, in other news, there is currently a postal strike going on in Canada, so unfortunately I will be unable to ship orders there at this time. If you place an order (or placed an order in the last 2-3 weeks), expect some pretty serious delays until the strike ends.

And finally, Big Trouble fan and artist/illustrator ManlyArt is now selling his "Lo Pan Express" tee. Neat design!

Big Trouble Shirts on the Web
Posted on June 6, 2011

While you can purchase officially licensed Big Trouble tee shirts and tanks here at the Wingkong Exchange, I wanted to mention a few other options out there on the web:

The White Tigers Pleasure Palace ($22.34 + Shipping) - Big Trouble fan BF has designed the perfect shirt for tourists who want to advertise their visit to Mrs. O'Toole's holding pen for Miao Yin. No guarantees if the shirt is tax deductible!

Exclusive Gerald Okamura Interview
Posted on May 12, 2011

I was recently contacted by martial artist and actor Gerald Okamura, who played the Wing Kong fighter with the two golden revolvers, as seen to the right

Gerald graciously answered some interview questions for wingkong.net!

Click here to read the words of the Wing Kong!

Last Minute Discount for RSVPs to the Hong Show
Posted on April 7, 2011

Just got an email from BTLC fan Christine for those of you planning on attending the Monsterpalooza on April 9th:

"If you RSVP to replyhong at gmail dot com, you can get in for $12 instead of the general admissions price of $15. This is the first time doing a show like this and James Hong would love all the support he can get in filling this 500 seat ballroom. Get your name on the list and pay at the door. See you there!"

So there you have it. If you haven't purchased tickets yet, follow the instructions above for a discount! Sadly I cannot make this event, but if you go, be sure to mention the good ol' Wingkong.net to Mr. Hong and Co!

Gerald Okamura to Attend the Hong Show at Monsterpalooza
Posted on April 3, 2011

Here's a fun bit of update news: I got an email from actor Gerald Okamura informing me that he too will be attending the Hong Show at Monsterpalooza on Saturday April 9 at 8:00PM at the Burbank Marriott Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way in Burbank, CA.

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