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“THEY LIVE” coming on 4K UHD from Scream Factory with Keith David action figure and 7-inch vinyl!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

John Carpenter fans will definitely obey the impulse to buy a new disc edition and merch for the classic sci-fi thriller.

Shout! Factory will release THEY LIVE, with Roddy Piper and Keith David taking on insidious aliens that have infilatrated our society, in 4K Ultra High Definition for the first time December 8 under the Scream Factory banner, packaged with the Blu-ray. Sporting a new 7.1 Dolby Atmos soundtrack, the 4K UHD will include all the previous special features:

  • Audio commentary by 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

Also available exclusively from Scream Factory is a limited-edition (4,000 units) NECA 8-inch action figure of David’s Frank character, in a collectible retro box, and a limited-edition (2,500 copies) 7-inch record on exclusive bubble-gum pink vinyl from Sacred Bones, featuring THEY LIVE music 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, and it comes in a slipcase with new art by frequent Carpenter collaborator Chris Bilheimer. Orders from the Shout! Factory website will include a limited-edition 18 x 24-inch rolled poster reproduction of the original theatrical release art while supplies last; all this THEY LIVE stuff can be pre-ordered here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.