Top positive review
7 people found this helpful
OBEY & BUY this perfect UK release of John Carpenter's Classic THEY LIVE
on 26 September 2017
This release was a total surprise to me. It contains the best of both worlds. First off I owned the Scream Factory which is cool with the new artwork which is on this release and has reversible artwork of the original cover. Great extras and perfect HD quality but the only draw back was this continuing problem with the Region Lock which in this case is Region A Locked. This should not be a problem for most collector's of Blu-Rays as most have multi region players which will play anything but there are some including myself to begin with who didn't or don't own these machines (I recommend you buy one).
But anyway Studio Canal to the rescue who have not only released a UK version of this classic John Carpenter movie but also included all the extras off the Scream Factory disc and flung them onto this one. I believe a similar pattern has emerged with other releases but all in all this is the perfect solution going forward especially as Scream Factory do not take orders from UK buyers as they do not ship to this part of the world.
The film truly speaks its for itself, it was way ahead of its time and is just as important now as it was then. The release is perfection all the way, giving you great insights in a funny audio commentary from Carpenter himself and Roddy Piper. It also contains interviews with Keith David and Meg Foster plus much more. The cover artwork is a little off but by today's standard's is actually very cool with plenty to feast your eyes on. OBEY this release.