Movie Review: John Carpenter’s ‘THEY LIVE’ Collector’s Edition Blu-ray
John Carpenter‘s sci-fi thriller classic THEY LIVE is already one of my favorites from the 80’s and what Scream Factory has done with it and added to it takes the movie to the next level for the fans!
They Live is about aliens who are systematically and quietly gaining control of the Earth by masquerading as humans and lulling the public into submission. The only person standing in their way is down on his luck construction worker Roddy Piper and this special pair of sunglasses that he comes across that allows him and anyone else who puts them on to see the aliens for what they really are and they are some ugly mugs!
To me, the movie was before its time with the cool makeup FX and political tone that were used. I love the look of the aliens when they are exposed! The story is fun and the characters a awesome to watch, especially the tough guy bonding that goes on between Piper and Keith David‘s characters. These two have one of the best and longest fight scenes I have ever watched in a movie. Meg Foster and that unique look of hers also adds to the movie and its sexy and rebellious attitude. There’s no wonder this movie is such a classic and with the awesome extras that Scream Factory added to this Collector’s Edition Blu-ray all I can say is this is a must have. They Live is a sci-fi thriller cult classic being reintroduced to a new generation!
Bottom line is, They Live (Collector’s Edition) Blu-ray comes highly recommended! Wrestling fans and genre fans alike are going to love this and the special features that come with it! Scream Factory will release They Live on November 6th.
Distributor: Scream Factory
Run Time: 93 Minutes
Special Features: Another Home Run!
- Audio Commentary by Director John Carpenter and Actor Roddy Piper
- Independent Thoughts: New interview with Director John Carpenter
- Woman of Mystery: An interview with actress Meg Foster
- Man Vs. Aliens: An interview with actor Keith David
- Watch, Look, Listen: The Sites and Sounds of They Live
- The Making Of They Live
- Never-Before-Seen Footage
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spot
- Still Gallery