John Carpenter’s They Live, his cult classic science fiction take on yuppies and Reagan era economic policies is coming to Blu Ray this Fall and I can barely contain myself. They Live is quintessential Carpenter, short exposition followed by a balls out second act and wrapping things up in a hail of gunfire. They Live was one of those movies that my dad let me watch at an entirely inappropriate age. Surely he regretted his 6-year old son running around wanting to ‘kick ass and chew bubblegum’.
The best part of this new release could be the cover art, which I have a hard time believing that anyone will ever be able to top. If you pre-order the Blu-Ray, you will actually get a pretty cool incentive, an 18″x24″ poster of the cover art.
Details about the release and special features can be found over on Shock Til You Drop.