Big Trouble in Little China



“They told Jack Burton to go to hell…and that’s exactly where he’s going !”

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A very COOL poster and a fantastic example of the supremely talented British film poster artist Brian Bysouth’s work.  (Brilliant interview with Eddie Shannon Film on Paper). This original Big Trouble in Little China movie poster has it all; incredible graphics, great detail & amazing colours. It is very rare and one of the scarcest John Carpenter movie posters from the 80’s to find. The original UK quad movie poster offered here is from first year of release, 1986 and displays to excellent effect. Originally folded (as issued) it is presented in beautiful near perfect unrestored condition and could truly be considered the highest investment grade quality. A genuinely rare cult classic from the Carpenter archives that represents extremely desirable and collectable movie memorabilia.

Trivia: John Carpenter and Kurt Russell explain on the audio commentary that the test screening was so overwhelmingly positive, that both of them expected it to be a big hit. However, 20th Century Fox put little into promoting the movie, and it ended up being a box-office bomb. In addition, the film was released in the midst of the hype for Aliens (1986), which was released sixteen days afterwards. However, it went on to be a huge cult hit through home video. Carpenter and Russell explained that the reason the studio did little to promote the film, was because they simply didn’t know how to promote it.

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UK Quad (30" x 40") Single Sided

Country of Origin

British / UK


Near Mint minus / originally folded (as issued)


John Carpenter


Kurt Russell, Carter Wong, Dennis Dun, James Hong, James Pax, Kate Burton, Kim Cattrall, Peter Kwong, Victor Wong

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