My rankings for Carpenter/Russell films are Thing first, China second, Escape third. Summoning wise it would depend on what I was looking for, kick ass npc or party booster. And if you like The Thing at all I would recomend Peter Watt's story from the aliens pov, http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/watts_01_10/ .
Big Trouble. I love Escape from New York, but I have to be in the right mood or the pacing kills me.
I concur with the other respondents to this question. Big Trouble in Little China! One of the awesomest movies ever made.
Either will do, but even better (in its way) is the DVD commentary for BTiLC, with Russell and Carpenter reminiscing eloquently and passionately over what I take to be a couple nice glasses of something over ice. BTiLC is obviously a great dungeon/temple-crawl film so it's more directly blog-fodder.
Ah, Escape from New York is the way to go. I like BTiLT, but Kurt's "John Wayne" way of speaking in that movie kind of always bugged me.
Big Trouble in Little China. The only problem* is that you'll find yourself wanting to start a Ruins & Ronin campaign with Lo Pan as the villain.*not that that's a problem
Both. Make a night of it.
"I concur with the other respondents to this question. Big Trouble in Little China! One of the awesomest movies ever made."absoloodle"It's all in the reflexes."
Guys, now look what you've done. You mention BTILC and I've just spent quarter of an hour looking at pictures of Kim Cattrall on Google Images. Hell, I'm supposed to be working!
The Thing. But seriously, it's win win when you have a Kurt Russell/John Carpenter flick. Those are all three kickass movies.
Big Trouble in Little China is by far the most "D&D" of the choices. :)
Who are you going to call on a dark and stormy night when the wind from hell is whipping around you like a demon and you are all alone with you and your thoughts? You just grab a hold of that TV remote and say to yourself that you'd call Jack Burton and the Porkchop express.--Channelling The Burton
How about Overboard? j/k... BTiLC for the win!
Big Trouble in Little China, then you do not have to think about the dreadful sequel to Escape from New York.
Big Trouble in Little China. Hell, I want to watch it myself!
How about a night of playing Escape From NY the BOARD GAME. If you haven't tried it, AWESOME game mechanic, and they captured the atmosphere of the movie. BTiLC was comedy, Thing was horror, and an excellent movie a la Carpenter, but Escape From NY, was a post-apocalypse classic, shot with all the BOHEMIANS - Isasac Hayes (R&B), Harry Dean Stanton (folk music), few WWF wrestlers (Slag) and an acting instructor (Romero). Movie magic is more than what's on the screen, and this one was great!
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