Amusing "They Live" dvd conspiracy theory

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  1. Jimmy Nugent

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    This isn't true is it, because THEY LIVE is a huge favorite of mine? If its true, I'll be pissed off GREATLY!
     
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    That is funny.

    No, this movie was licensed to Image and the contact expired, thus it went out of print.

    No conspiracy, just vivid imagination and urband legends mixed together.
     
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    Gee, I saw a copy of this at Border's just a week or so ago! [​IMG]
     
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    I hope this isn't true! I mean I am sure the government didn't order this pulled off shelves, but it is going for 80.00 and up on amazon and 60.00 and aboveon EBay. I wish I had bought this when I had the chance[​IMG]
    dan
     
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    Not to mention that the DVD is going for about $70 for a sealed copy on eBay, which is not uncommon for an OOP DVD, and much less than the $500 he talks about. Opened copies can be had for about $40, again not uncommon for OOP.
     
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    I like it when people believe this and a great practical joke I think. Come on with the special edition
    [​IMG]
     
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    What a dweeb! Image's contract expired with Universal. That's it. I admit to selling my copy of They Live! for a tidy amount (I got it for $5). Get the german version called Sie Lieben if you want the Piper commentary. It's a niche film, so I assume Universal will release it for about a tenner sooner or later.
     
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    Gee, I bought my They Live fo $19 from an Amazon seller about 5 months ago. At that time, the most expensive copy I saw for sale was around $45.

    Go figure ...

    Deborah
     
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    Three reasons I sold mine:

    1) I HATE SNAPPERS!!!
    2) Got a lot of $$$ for it
    3) Another version is out there (German) and one can expect a re-release in the future.
     
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    Chris,
     
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    BTW, this is the funniest reply at that website
     
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    David Baerwald of "David & David" fame has his own message board? Jeez. I have his two solo records and they're pretty good.

    Prince of Darkness and They Live were my first 2 DVD purchases back in late 1998-- before I even had a DVD player!
     
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    Mark-

    Baerwald has a new album coming out next month called "Here Comes The New Funk Underground". It consists of rerecordings of songs he released on a limited 2 disc set called "A Fine Mess" that was sold to fans on the web site for $20. A great collection of songs featuring the likes of Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Kevin Gilbert and so on, all recorded live and loose - just downright fun listening.

    I beleive this clown posted his conspiracy theory here because Baerwald is fairly outspoken regarding a few conspiracies he subscribes to himself. All that aside- Baerwald is a great musician, singer and songwriter. He was nominated for an oscar this past year for "Come What May" from Moulin Rouge. Not his best work but certainly not bad.

    Jimmy
     
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    addendum-

    Baerwald is a regular contributor to the board but is absent as of late due to the fact that he is touring.

    J

    PS- More often than not, the discussions revolve around political issues rather than music. Go figure...
     
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    Well, that's news to me! I was under the impression that Come What May was ineligible to be nominated because it was originally written for Romeo + Juliet. Actually, I'm certain of it.
    Phenomenal song though! Why is it that all the biggest Oscar travesties seem to involve the Best Song category?
    Regarding the article on They Live...I choose not to believe this B.S. I think any covert agencies may have more important things to worry about than an old Carpenter flick. Unless the U.S. is currently working on some super-groovy sunglasses technology. [​IMG]
    P.S. Those looking for a copy can get one at Half.com for $39.99 - a fair price for an OOP disc.
     
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    Why do some you guys take the article seriously? It is obviously a joke.

    I wouldn't hold my hopes up for a R1 release of the R2 commentary. I read somewhere that there's a rights issue...
     

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