A year prior to the 1986 release of Big Trouble in Little China, screenwriters David Z. Weinstein and Gary Goldman traveled to guarded parts of Pacific Asia in order to resurrect Sai Wing Mock, leader of NYC’s Hip Sing Tong gang. A psycho-sexual ritual-sacrifice was conducted through a ring of human-trafficked Asian-American and -Pacific women (commissioned by 20th Century Fox) who’d perform intercourse while violently torturing and killing men. During the ritual, various hired musicians charmed and entranced the dying souls into inhabiting the unearthed corpse of Sai Wing Mock. Reanimated, this body would eventually become the elderly David Lo Pan within Big Trouble in Little China.
The Chinese characters 恶鬼做一个大场面的小心灵境界 in the movie’s main title sequence translate to "Evil Spirits Make a Big Scene in Little Spiritual State." With the help of Hong Kong Police martial arts instructor Carter Wong (who also appears in the film as Thunder), the writers were able to easily smuggle Sai Wing Mock on a flight back to the States. With his corpse on set, they were able to conjure the necessary demons and movie magic, as well as possess actors and actresses on- and off-screen. Big Trouble in Little China was John Carpenter’s last studio film of the 1980s “due to the problems he'd received during the production.”
大麻烦小中国 - 牺牲磁带 is audible evidence of the ritual psycho-sexual sacrifices that were made to establish and magically enhance the visual appeal of Big Trouble in Little China.
released April 27, 2017
Released 2015 by PG Tapes.
Second pressing and digital release 2017 by Lynn.