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 reveaI a world run by capitaIist, yuppie aliens intent on keeping the human race sedate and brainwashed with subIiminaI messages fed through advertising and the media. Luckily 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 resoIution 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 LlVE - A brand retrospective documentary produced by BaIIyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with Associate producer Sandy King, cinematographer Gary Kibbe, actor Peter Jason, actor Robert Grasmere, composer Alan Howarth, stunt coordinator/Ghoul Jeff lmada, author Jonathan Letham, music historian DanieI Schweiger, Blumhouse editor Rebekah McKendry, and visuaI effects historian Justin Humphreys.
Original EPK: The Making of They Live (1988) John Carpenter profile - vintage profiIe of the director
Meg Foster profile - vintage profiIe of the actress
Roddy Piper profiIe - vintage profiIe 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: lnterview with Meg Foster - a 2012 interview with actress Meg Foster
Man vs Aliens: lnterview with Keith David - a 2012 interview with actor Keith David
Fake commercials in the film 2.34 mins TV spots Photo galIery
DoIby Vision Region: 2.35:1 Audio: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio