Review: They Live (Blu-ray)

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They Live was John Carpenter’s follow up to Prince of Darkness and continued his nihilistic streak of polemics against the establishment, providing a darkly comic science fiction tale. This movie revealed that there is much more to Carpenter than just horror and is an underrated film loaded with social commentary from a great director at the top of his game.

The fine folks over at Shout! Factory have done a great job with this presentation, including a nice set of bonus features to please any Carpenter fan, so put on your sunglasses and see the film for what it really is.

John Nada (Roddy Piper) is a down on his luck everyman who comes to a new town in search of work. He finds a job working construction, a shantytown to live in along with others who have fallen on hard times, and “befriends” fellow construction worker Frank Armitage
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