Carpenter's cult gem is an honest look at the American Dream crumbling
15 July 2015
Excerpt: This gem in Carpenter's late 80's filmography features WWE pro 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper as a drifter who uses a very unique set of sun glasses that reveal the aliens behind the political hypocrisy and the human enslavement which lead to their over-consumerism and poverty.
Excerpt: They live gets off to a slow start but once it picks up (when Piper puts the glasses on) you're in for a good time. I previously owned this on R2 dvd, an ok widescreen transfer with commentary and the making of, but this new edition by Scream factory blows it out of the water!
Excerpt: Recommended for content, just be prepared for some unsightly oversharpening and DNR, as well as some wonky colors from time to time. Those who have no interest in (or need for) bonus features, will want to get the 2003 Region-1 Universal DVD.
Excerpt: Classic Carpenter and famed wrestler Roddy Piper team for this late 80's cheese classic They Live. Keith David joins along in the fun as the alien race hidden among them are slowly revealed with the use of sunglasses.
Excerpt: I watched John Carpenter's 'They Live' for the first time in a long time (a friend stole my dvd around 6 years ago and I haven't watched the movie since), and I couldn't believe how well this film holds up.
Excerpt: I love this movie to be honest and have watched it several times over the years. It sort of sums up the world and constantly has me laughing out loud in places. It has some of cinemas greatest one liners. Its looks and sounds great on this release considering it was an ultra low budget flick.
Excerpt: I'm a fan of this film. I'm a fan of Carpenter. This was a must-have purchase for me. PQ - The picture is not ideal. Half the time the image is very good with good detail and a nice film- like feel, and the other half of the time it leans more towards a waxy, moderately smeared DNR appearance.