Scream Factory, the genre arm of Shout Factory, has revealed the cover art and some details for their upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of John Carpenter’s They Live. The retro artwork is amazing and I’m beyond ecstatic that They Live is getting a proper release. I love the film and cannot wait to see it in high definition. It sounds like Scream Factory recognizes that this should be a special release and are providing some quality special features to go with it (they have recorded some new interview material with John Carpenter himself). Currently, if you pre-order it over at Shout Factory, you can get an 18×24 poster with the artwork from the release for free. It is limited to just about the first 500 pre-orders though so you better hurry up and head over there if you want that. You can be damn sure I already ordered mine. Scream Factory is quickly becoming a company to keep an eye out for quality releases of beloved genre films. They have collector’s editions of Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Terror Train and The Funhouse all coming up soon as well.
On November 6, 2012, SCREAM FACTORY™ presents John Carpenter’s politically-charged science fiction thriller THEY LIVE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD. Featuring anamorphic widescreen presentation of this cult classic movie, this special collector’s edition home entertainment 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! THEY LIVE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray has a suggested retail price of $29.93 and $16.50 for the DVD. Fans and collector’s can pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and soon on Amazon.com.
Production 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 next couple months.
Avid John Carpenter fans, movie enthusiasts and collectors please take note: Order this collector’s edition Blu-ray or DVD directly from ShoutFactory.com and receive an exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! Less than 500 have been made, so these are only available while supplies last.
Horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) directs this heart-pounding thriller in which aliens are systematically gaining control of the Earth by masquerading as humans and lulling the public into submission. Humanity’s last chance lies with a lone drifter who stumbles upon a harrowing discovery — a unique pair of sunglasses that reveals the terrifying and deadly truth.
by Ben McBride