They Live 4K Blu-ray Review & Comments

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    1. Simon Crust

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      Many thanks for the early review Simon :smashin:

      I was hoping these releases would live up to expecations and so this is very encouraging for Escape, Fog & Prince ... will you be doing reviews of those too ?

      They Live is a great film so looking forward to seeing this in 4k.
       
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      Thanks Simon,

      Strangely enough we were talking about this Movie just a few Days ago. It will be a renter for me, but look forward to seeing it again

      EDIT: I think you meant "the REAGAN years", unless they slipped in an extra President on us :)
       
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      I LOVED this movie back in the day, and watched it a couple of years ago and found that hasn't changed. Would have liked to see Rowdy get more roles.

      I'll be getting this ASAP! :thumbsup:
       
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      Think you mean simon.
       
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      Oops! Thank you - I corrected it - my Bad!
       
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      Thanks for the review Simon. Now this is a classic, great plot love the script the love the soundtrack i remember it having some deep bass notes in the opening scene. Loved Everything about this another John Carpenter great

      "I'm here to chew bubblegum..."...
       
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      Thanks for the review simon, towards the end you wrote "They Live hit theatres in 1988, during the Ragan years", i think you meant reagan years.
       
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      I pointed that out as well in my first "Cas" Message ;)
       
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      Ok, this is it. This will be the first 4k disc I order. Love love love this film....and it has the greatest fight scene in any movie ever, not to mention one of my favourite lines (you know - the "bubblegum" one!!!)

      Eagerly awaiting The Fog and Escape From New York releases now.
      Would also love Prince of Darkness in 4K.
       
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      Excellent review thank you Simon i do have a question about the accompanying Blu ray if you could check please does it also have the DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix?
       
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      An excellent slice of Carpenter and more relevant than ever in our depressing era of fake news.

      As for the disc, I was going to pick up the steel but the art is just too ugly to be worth buying. The big set is interesting but I'm not sure I need the soundtrack. (I can listen to it anytime I like on Apple Music I imagine)

      I'm going to hold out for a freebie iTunes 4K upgrade.
       
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      Maybe that president got kidnapped by the Duke. He's A Number One you know! :D
       
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      Pre-ordered this a while back as it's one of my all-time favourite movies. Glad to see that pre-order validated. Thanks for the early review, Simon. Can't wait to get my copy.
       
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      Brilliant bit of Sci-Fi!

      Absolutely love this film, And Roddy was not a bad actor compared to other offerings at the time!
       
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      I'm really happy this sounds like it has a great picture. I love the Carpenter films and this and The Fog are two of my favourites. I really hope The Fog matches up to this picture quality wise.
       
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      Pre-ordered.

      Thanks for the excellent review.
       
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      Bodes well for the also soon to be released Escape from New York .
       
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      Was on the fence about this on, have EFNY and The Fog pre-ordered but succumbed and this has joined the list.
       
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      a guilty pleasure. "im here to chew bubble gum and kick ass" "and im all outta chewing gum"
       
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      Bodes well for the other Carpenter restorations StudioCanal are doing. Especially looking forward to The Fog and Escape From NY. :)
       
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      Off on a tangent but does anyone know why Prince of Darkness isn't available on the UK iTunes store?
       
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      Why not ask in this thread ?
      Prince of Darkness 4K UHD
       
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      Because I didn't know that thread existed, thanks.
       
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      My copy of 'They Live' UHD just arrived from Amazon.

      Pity I'm still waiting for my Sony 4K TV to be delivered...
       
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      Just watched this on a LG C7 in Dolby Vision. Looked good to me! Very nice upgrade from the BD.
       
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      OMG just stumbled upon this thread and just made my day. This is my guilty pleasure. Love this film. Be interesting to see how it compares to the excellent Italian Blu Ray release of They Live as I never bothered with the UK/US version as they were meant to be "Wax" city.

      Can anyone confirm whether the Steelbook actually does contain the 4k version as Zavvi have it for £24.99 which seems to be a bargain but other than the title doesnt seem to say what you get. Its £39.99 elsewhere.

      They Live 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray Zavvi Exclusive Steelbook

      Also the Fog and Escape From New York same price.
       
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      Just watched it. The picture is stunning. It really is a step up! Well worth the purchase. I love John Carpenter and this is one of my favorite films. I am about to watch The Fog. Another classic!
       
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      Watched it yesterday and its so colourful. Also spotted a mistake I never noticed before. When Roddy is at the magazine stand talking to the seller
      after the alien guy leaves he takes the glasses on/off to check the seller is human and one of the shots which is in black/white signifying he is looking through the glasses the magazines look "normal".
      Bit of an error there!

      Now all we need is The Thing in 4k !
       

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