Monday, 10 September 2018

OBEY STUDIOCANAL, CHEW BUBBLEGUM AND BUY 'THEY LIVE'


StudioCanal have hit it out of the ball park with their new release of John Carpenter's 1988 cult classic THEY LIVE.

Those of who have never seen the movie may have heard this quote said by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper's character John Nada though:

"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."


Kick ass he does and so is this 4 disc limited Collector’s Edition of John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic THEY LIVE  that has been stunningly restored in 4K.

This release is beautifully packaged with a stylish, newly commissioned illustration on the cover. It contains a UHD of the feature as well as a Blu-ray feature disc, extra features disc and the original soundtrack on CD. It also contains 5 artcards, a newly illustrated theatrical poster and booklet containing behind the scenes stills, articles and an essay from celebrated film journalist Kim Newman.

WWF wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper plays John Nada, a homeless, unemployed construction worker who discovers a pair of sunglasses that when worn, suddenly reveal a world run by capitalist, yuppie aliens intent on keeping the human race sedate and brainwashed with subliminal messages fed through advertising and the media. Luckily for us all Nada is a man of action and so begins the fight-back (including perhaps the longest fistfight in cinema’s history) to save humankind.

So what is in this release:

  • 4 discs
  • (1 UHD, 1 Blu-ray feature, 1 Blu-ray extras, 1 CD Soundtrack)
  • 1 poster
  • 5 artcards
  • 48 page book

EXTRAS:
  • Subversion: Exposing John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE - A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Associate producer Sandy King, cinematographer Gary Kibbe, actor Peter Jason, actor Robert Grasmere, composer Alan Howarth, stunt coordinator/Ghoul Jeff Imada, author Jonathan Letham, music historian Daniel Schweiger, Blumhouse editor Rebekah McKendry, and visual effects historian Justin Humphreys
  • Original EPK: The Making of They Live (1988)
  • John Carpenter profile - vintage profile of the director
  • Meg Foster profile - vintage profile of the actress
  • Roddy Piper profile - vintage profile of the actor
  • Audio Commentary with John Carpenter & Roddy Piper
  • Independent Thoughts with John Carpenter – a 2012 interview with director John Carpenter
  • Woman of Mystery: Interview with Meg Foster – a 2012 interview with actress Meg Foster
  • Man vs Aliens: Interview with Keith David – a 2012 interview with actor Keith David
  • Fake commercials in the film 2.34 mins
  • TV spots
  • Photo gallery

This is possibly the greatest release that THEY LIVE has ever got and is sure to become a favourite amongst fans of the movie and will convert those new to the film into becoming fans of this cult classic.

Of course if you don't want to get this awesome 4 disc set there is 2 other options which you can find below.


BLU-RAY (2 DISCS)


EXTRAS:

  • Subversion: Exposing John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE - A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Associate producer Sandy King, cinematographer Gary Kibbe, actor Peter Jason, actor Robert Grasmere, composer Alan Howarth, stunt coordinator/Ghoul Jeff Imada, author Jonathan Letham, music historian Daniel Schweiger, Blumhouse editor Rebekah McKendry, and visual effects historian Justin Humphreys
  • Original EPK: The Making of They Live (1988)
  • John Carpenter profile - vintage profile of the director
  • Meg Foster profile - vintage profile of the actress
  • Roddy Piper profile - vintage profile of the actor
  • Audio Commentary with John Carpenter & Roddy Piper
  • Independent Thoughts with John Carpenter – a 2012 interview with director John Carpenter
  • Woman of Mystery: Interview with Meg Foster – a 2012 interview with actress Meg Foster
  • Man vs Aliens: Interview with Keith David – a 2012 interview with actor Keith David
  • Fake commercials in the film 2.34 mins
  • TV spots
  • Photo gallery

DVD






EXTRAS:
  • Audio Commentary with John Carpenter & Roddy Piper


All of these releases are scheduled to be released 29th October 2018 by StudioCanal.



You can pre-order them now on Amazon via the links below.





            




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