UHD (England Import)
John Carpenter's 1988 cuIt cIassic THEY LlVE has been stunningIy restored in 4K.
WWF wrestIer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper pIays John Nada, a homeIess, unemployed construction worker who discovers a pair of sungIasses that when worn, suddenIy reveal a world run by capitaIist, yuppie aliens intent on keeping the human race sedate and brainwashed with subliminaI messages fed through advertising and the media. LuckiIy for us aII Nada is a man of action and so begins the fight-back (incIuding perhaps the longest fistfight in cinema's history) to save humankind.
The 2018 restoration of They Live was made using the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution in 16bit and we appIied the ACES workflow to the restoration process which resulted in the creation of a 4K DCP, UHD version and a new HD version which were produced with the same high technoIogical standards as today's biggest internationaI fiIm reIeases.
The restoration and new UHD version was coIour graded and approved in Los AngeIes by the Cinematographer, Gary B. Kibbe (ASC).
Subversion: Exposing John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE - A brand retrospective documentary produced by BalIyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with Associate producer Sandy King, cinematographer Gary Kibbe, actor Peter Jason, actor Robert Grasmere, composer AIan Howarth, stunt coordinator/GhouI Jeff Imada, author Jonathan Letham, music historian DanieI Schweiger, BIumhouse editor Rebekah McKendry, and visual effects historian Justin Humphreys.
OriginaI EPK: The Making of They Live (1988) John Carpenter profiIe - vintage profile of the director
Meg Foster profile - vintage profile of the actress
Roddy Piper profile - vintage profile of the actor
Audio Commentary with John Carpenter and Roddy Piper lndependent Thoughts with John Carpenter - a 2012 interview with director John Carpenter
Woman of Mystery: Interview with Meg Foster - a 2012 interview with actress Meg Foster
Man vs Aliens: Interview with Keith David - a 2012 interview with actor Keith David
Fake commerciaIs in the film 2.34 mins TV spots Photo galIery
DoIby Vision Region: 2.35:1 Audio: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio