John Carpenter's They Live Heading to Blu-ray (Updated)
Posted September 7, 2012 02:06 AM by Webmaster
Independent distributors Shout Factory have officially announced that they will release on Blu-ray director John Carpenter's cult film They Live (1988), starring Roddy Piper, Keith David and Meg Foster. The release will be part of the new Scream Factory series and will be available for purchase on November 6th.
This special Collector's Edition release of They Live boasts a bounty of special bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and much more.
Note: Production is now underway for extensive and insightful bonus features that include all-new interviews, an audio commentary and archival material. Shout Factory will announce in-depth bonus features and additional news in the next couple of months.
Update: Supplemental features are added.
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actor Roddy Piper
Independent Thoughts – An interview with Writer/Director John Carpenter
Man vs. Aliens – An interview with Actor Keith David
Woman of Mystery – An interview with Actress Meg Foster
Watch, Look, Listen: The Sights & Sounds of "They Live" – A look at the visual style, stunts and music from the film with Director of Photography Gary B. Kibbe, Stunt Coordinator Jeff Imada, and Co-Composer Alan Howarth
2012 Cast Reunion Q&A with Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster. Presented by Ain't It Cool News and Texas Frightmare Weekend.
Original EPK: The Making of "They Live"
Never-Before-Seen Footage from the Commercials created for the film.
Rowdy Roddy Piper in glorious HD. [Insert kicking ass and chewing bubblegum quote here which relates to a bad Blu-ray related pun]. Needless to say, I'm day one on this and Scream Factory is going to be my second favorite series after the Criterion Collection.
Great news, especially with the promise of new supplemental material! I still can't get over how long the fight is between Piper and Keith, but I love this movie just the same. I'm picking this one up for sure.
I wonder if we'll ever get Prince of Darkness on Blu? I'd snatch that one up right away too. I always walk past that church and think of the film anytime I'm in the Little Tokyo portion of Downtown L. A. (BTW, it's now a performing arts theater or something like that.)
It is a great cover and they've been doing reversible covers on their Scream Factory releases (with the reverse side being from the original movie poster art). Don't you wish every studio would do this? I sure do!
Sure, It's cheese-ahoy with this film, but the 10-minute fist fight in the alley is probably the best 2-guy brawl in the history of the medium. It's worth the price just for this scene... a masterpiece of bat-weilding, crotch-kneeing, nostril-grabbing fight goodness.... and just because he wants his buddy to put the damn glasses on!
I was wondering why I woke up this morning with a strange urge to walk through downtown with a box of sunglasses and to get my ass knocked through a window by Meg Foster. Now I realize it was a premonition of awesome Blu-ray things to come.
@chillwill it's more Big trouble in little China than it is prince of darkness if that helps. It's brilliant though. Satire conspiracy and some mantastic one-liners. Epic fight between Piper and Keith David.
Awesome cover!! John Carpenter will be the guest of honor at Chicago's Flashback Weekend in a week or so - looking forward to having him sign several original 1-sheet posters, including my THEY LIVE poster.
John Carpenter's commentaries with Kurt Russell are always super entertaining. I hope they pair him up with Roddy and/or the FX supervisor. I'd love to see a good release of Prince of Darkness on bluray, another one of Carpenter's great lesser known films.
This could have been one of the great subversive films of all time (and it's still relevant). I just wish it hadn't taken the low brow approach. The cover art for the release pretty much nails it for what it is. I still enjoy it though, and I'll place my order.
I watched this a long, long time ago. It isn't all that bad. It is one of those movies that either you hate it or love it. For me, I wouldn't mind watching it again. I think it is one of those movies that stood the test of time. It doesn't have all that much special effects and the makeup isn't all that great, but the story is good and (bless his heart) Roddy Piper tries hard to do a good job in this movie. I think I'll bounce on this one when it is released. The worst thing that could happen is that I lose 2 hours of my life and a few bucks... what the hay... right?