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John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Old 07-31-12, 07:30 PM
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John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Shout Factory is releasing John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu-ray on Nov. 16th! And there will be Special Features:

Production now underway for extensive and insightful bonus features that include all-new interviews, an audio commentary and archival material. We will announce in-depth bonus features and additional news in the next couple months.
They're also offering an exclusive poster of the Blu-ray cover art with pre-orders made directly on the Shout Factory website -- while supplies last (apparently less than 500 have been printed)!



Check out ShoutFactory.com for all the details!
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Already being discussed here.
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Ah, I see...But you don't think THEY LIVE on Blu-ray warrants its own thread?!
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Great news, hopefully this will be finally be the definitive Blu Ray edition of THEY LIVE. After two 1080p versions released, which were duds (The British upconvert and Italian (?) Blu), Shout Factory has the chance to really put those others to shame by doing a stellar job on the encode.
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Really looking forward to getting this. Now, if only someone would release a Blu of Carpenter's Prince of Darkness, which is neck and neck with the original Black Christmas for my favorite horror film.

I'm not a fan of the new cover art on this or any of the "Scream Factory" Blus, so I'm glad the covers are reversible. I'll be getting them all, with the exception Halloween II and Terror Train. I hate the former and don't like the latter enough to upgrade my old Fox DVD. Can't wait to get Deadly Blessing, which is my favorite Craven behind The Hills Have Eyes. The Umbrella DVD has a beautiful transfer, so I can imagine how great it'll look in HD.
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Yeah, not really caring about the movie poster. But I'd like this film...

I'm ready for 'In the Mouth of Madness', 'Prince of Darkness', 'Escape from New York/LA'.
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

You guys can all thank me for importing the Italian disc earlier this year. D'oh.
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Originally Posted by bobertkay99 View Post
Ah, I see...But you don't think THEY LIVE on Blu-ray warrants its own thread?!
Yes it does. Great news!
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Oh HELL yeah. Hopefully we'll get Prince of Darkness sometime soon, too.
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

November 16th is a Friday. Shouldn't it be on a Tuesday?
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Originally Posted by J. Farley View Post
Really looking forward to getting this. Now, if only someone would release a Blu of Carpenter's Prince of Darkness, which is neck and neck with the original Black Christmas for my favorite horror film.

I'm not a fan of the new cover art on this or any of the "Scream Factory" Blus, so I'm glad the covers are reversible. I'll be getting them all, with the exception Halloween II and Terror Train. I hate the former and don't like the latter enough to upgrade my old Fox DVD. Can't wait to get Deadly Blessing, which is my favorite Craven behind The Hills Have Eyes. The Umbrella DVD has a beautiful transfer, so I can imagine how great it'll look in HD.
I like the old cover art that was a sort of half siloutte (sp?) of Roddy Piper with the glasses.
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

I like the cover art because the way Hot Rod is unrealistically ripped reminds me of the artwork from PPV posters from the 80's
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Any chance of the Piper/Carpenter commentary from the overseas DVD? I would like to know what the extra's are but will purchase no matter what though.
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Shout/Scream's listing promises "all-new interviews, audio commentary and archival material," so hopefully that refers to the overseas commentary.

Thought I read somewhere that Shout/Scream also has PRINCE OF DARKNESS as well? Or not?


Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Jabroni View Post
I like the cover art because the way Hot Rod is unrealistically ripped reminds me of the artwork from PPV posters from the 80's
Reminds me more of the posters for those Italian post-apocalypse "action" movies from the same period, like BRONX WARRIORS or 2019. Doesn't really seem appropriate here, but it's certainly eye-catching.


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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Originally Posted by Spottedfeather View Post
I like the old cover art that was a sort of half siloutte (sp?) of Roddy Piper with the glasses.
Agree... I like the original cover better.. this one seems like they are trying to capitalize on the zombie marketing that is so prevelent today..

Not saying I don't like it.. just I like the other better..the original alludes to the movie's content instead of putting it al out there..
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

If I am not mistaken, most of the other Scream Factory releases are said to have the original poster art on the reverse side of the sleeve.
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Originally Posted by JackBurton View Post
If I am not mistaken, most of the other Scream Factory releases are said to have the original poster art on the reverse side of the sleeve.
That's the case for all of them. Halloween II and III, Terror Train and The Funhouse all have reversible art.

For that matter, so did the Corman titles...
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Erm, the disc streets on Election Day, November 6th.
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Originally Posted by True_Story1011 View Post
Yeah, not really caring about the movie poster. But I'd like this film...

I'm ready for 'In the Mouth of Madness', 'Prince of Darkness', 'Escape from New York/LA'.
The 'Escape' films are already on Blu
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Amazon has it up for pre-order for $19.99. I'm sure it'll drop further but I reserved it just in case.
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Originally Posted by JackBurton View Post
If I am not mistaken, most of the other Scream Factory releases are said to have the original poster art on the reverse side of the sleeve.
If the poster was reversible, then I'd preorder from them
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
Amazon has it up for pre-order for $19.99. I'm sure it'll drop further but I reserved it just in case.
I put it on my wish list to watch it. There is a small chance since the site I write for does a lot of Shout Factory stuff (I just finished Astonishing X-Men: Torn as a matter of fact), that I'll get to review it. But they hardly ever send us blu-rays (the last one I remember was G.I. Joe (animated) the movie) so I might be on the short side of the fence.
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Just got my copy in the mail from Amazon.

Not that I care about the Slip cover, but all the corners are dinged up. Also, there is an obnoxious grey sticker on the front that says "BUY" Did anyone get that on their copy? I'm tempted to try to peel it off, but I'm afraid it will rip the slip cover.
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Just got my copy in the mail from Amazon.

Not that I care about the Slip cover, but all the corners are dinged up. Also, there is an obnoxious grey sticker on the front that says "BUY" Did anyone get that on their copy? I'm tempted to try to peel it off, but I'm afraid it will rip the slip cover.
have you ever seen the movie?
Spoiler:
it is supposed to be there.
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Re: John Carpenter's THEY LIVE on Blu -- Nov. 16th

Why is there no chapter selection menu? And why are the chapters in such random places in the movie?

It's a minor quibble, mind you, but it bugs the crap out of me.

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