1988 John Carpenter film “They Live” on 4K December
The 1988 John Carpenter film“They Live” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 8th via Scream Factory. NOTE: This marks the very first 4K release from Shout! Factory in their Scream Factory collection. The John Carpenter directed film starred Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster. Tech specs for the release include a 2160p presentation with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. If you all remember, I had posted last week that this release was rumored to be coming soon. Turns out that rumor was true.
UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. Keep in mind that it’s at MSRP (manufacturers’ suggested retail price) right now and should drop in its price over time. Also, keep in mind that Amazon features a “Pre-order Price Guarantee.” So, if it drops in price before the release date, they’ll refund you the difference.
You can also find the 4K available preorder over at retailer Target and directly via Shout! Factory — in a few different varieties. For those not interested in the other bundles available, the standard 4K release (with a bonus poster) via ShoutFactory.com is located here. Bonus materials set to be included on the 4K UHD Blu-ray Collector’s Edition release are listed below.
- Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Carpenter And Actor Roddy Piper
- Independent Thoughts – An Interview With Writer/Director John Carpenter
- Man Vs. Aliens – An Interview With Actor Keith David
- Woman Of Mystery – An Interview With Actress Meg Foster
- Watch, Look, Listen: The Sights & Sounds Of They Live – A look At The Visual Style, Stunts And Music With Director Of Photography Gary B. Kibbe, Stunt Coordinator Jeff Imada, And Co-Composer Alan Howarth
- Original EPK: The Making Of They Live
- Footage From Commercials Created For The Film
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Still Gallery
SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS
THEY LIVE (COLLECTOR’S EDITION)
A Film by John Carpenter
On December 8, 2020, Scream Factory™ celebrates the politically-charged science fiction thriller THEY LIVE with a new 4K UHD/Blu-ray™ release, as well as a Limited Edition NECA action figure and Sacred Bones 7” vinyl. 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. The 2-disc UHD/Blu-ray™ combo release THEY LIVE COLLECTOR’S EDITION (4K UHD/ BLU-RAY™) marks the first time Carpenter’s popular sci-fi cult classic has been released in 4K Ultra High Definition in North America. It will include all previous bonus features from the prior 2012 Scream Factory Collector’s Edition release.
The Limited Edition NECA action figure of Keith David’s “Frank” is available exclusively from Scream Factory. For the first time ever, “Frank” as portrayed by actor Keith David, is available in an 8” tall clothed action figure format. A perfect complement to NECA’s “John Nada”/Roddy Piper action figure (available in November 2020), Frank comes with two accessory machine guns, and is dressed in a purple shirt, khaki pants, and special sunglasses to see right through the aliens’ disguise. The figure will be housed in a collectible retro box packaging featuring original theatrical art. This figure is authorized and approved by actor Keith David with only 4,000 units being made.
Also available exclusively from Scream Factory is a 7” record on exclusive bubble gum pink vinyl via Sacred Bones, featuring music from THEY LIVE composed by John Carpenter and recorded by John, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies. The A-side includes the 2017 version of the main title and the B-side contains a never-before-released recording of “Wake Up” recorded by the trio in 2019. The bubble gum pink vinyl is a limited edition run of 2,500 copies and is housed in a lavish slipcase with new art by frequent Carpenter collaborator Chris Bilheimer.
Customers who order directly from ShoutFactory.com will receive an 18” x 24” rolled poster, while supplies last. The site is offering a total of 5 exclusive offers for THEY LIVE COLLECTOR’S EDITION (4K UHD /BLU-RAY™), which can be found at shoutfactory.com/page/list/id/282130.
· UHD/Blu-ray™ with 18” x 24” rolled poster reproduction of the original theatrical poster art
· UHD/Blu-ray™ with poster and new Keith David limited-edition NECA Figure
· UHD/Blu-ray™ with poster and new 7″ Sacred Bones vinyl
· UHD/Blu-ray™ with poster, Keith David NECA Figure & 7″ Sacred Bones vinyl (Deluxe Offer)
· Keith David NECA figure
THEY LIVE COLLECTOR’S EDITION (4K UHD/ BLU-RAY™) BONUS FEATURES
· NEW 7.1 Dolby Atmos audio
· In Dolby Vision (HDR Compatible)
· Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Carpenter And Actor Roddy Piper
· Independent Thoughts – An Interview With Writer/Director John Carpenter
· Man Vs. Aliens – An Interview With Actor Keith David
· Woman Of Mystery – An Interview With Actress Meg Foster
· Watch, Look, Listen: The Sights & Sounds Of They Live – A look At The Visual Style, Stunts And Music With Director Of Photography Gary B. Kibbe, Stunt Coordinator Jeff Imada, And Co-Composer Alan Howarth
· Original EPK: The Making Of They Live
· Footage From Commercials Created For The Film
· Original Theatrical Trailer
· TV Spots
· Still Gallery
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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