Not knowing that such a work was to be released, I now am kicking myself for not picking up a DVD copy of They Live that I saw at a yard sale a few months ago for a buck or two. Water under the bridge. But just now, looking for something to splurge on for very little money at Borders, it occured to me that I might buy a They Live DVD if, by chance, the store stocked it.
So I've just purchased a bare-bones widescreen edition of the film from Universal. No sooner did I make the decision to purchase it than I thought, "I wonder if there's a better Region 1 edition of this film?"
Is there? Does anyone know? (EDIT: IMDB shows a Region 2 edition, and an earlier [late 1990s] Region 1 edition from Image Entertainment. The film is also part of "The Carpenter Collection," which released in 2003 and which, I'm guessing, contains this tranfer for its DVD edition of They Live.)
If anyone wants to discuss the actual film, please do. I saw it during its original theatrical run, didn't think much of it, and haven't felt the need to revisit it. But, given my small investment in Lethem's monograph, I figured I'd double down (the DVD cost me the same amount that the book did) and obtain a copy of the film. Maybe my view as a 40-year-old will be different than my view was when I saw the film as a ... when was it released? 1989? I was 19. (The DVD box tells me only that the disc came out in 2003, which seems like a lifetime ago in video years -- and yet Borders had two copies in stock!)
Edited by Christian, 01 January 2011 - 02:30 PM.