"THEY LIVE" SE Version?

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  1. John Gates

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    They Live, along with Escape from NY, is among my alltime favorite movies. I've heard that Roddy Piper and John Carpenter have recently recorded their commentary for a new SE release of this fantastic movie, but I haven't heard any word from anyone in the know about when it'll be released.
    Anyone know?
    Anyone? :)
    I was tempted to buy the OOP original from e-bay, but they're selling for $50 plus. [​IMG]
    If anyone has info, I'd love to hear....
    John
     
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    John Carpenter & Roddy Piper recorded an audio commentary for They Live but this commentary was for the R2 German release from Kinowelt.
     
  3. Nick Graham

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    I by a miracle just found a copy at the local Hastings today, so if you live in the midwest, you may wanna check out yours. I was gonna sell it on eBay still sealed, but then temptation came and I opened the sucker up......my love for the movie overwhelming my greed. Not too shabby transfer and audio.....I'll likely be willing to sell it soon....and I won't charge an arm and a leg. What have you got to trade, perchance?
     
  4. John Gates

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    Hi Nick,

    Well, I've just completed a move to Alabama, and until early June, all of my stuff is in storage! :-( I'm afraid I can't offer any trade material at the moment.

    Can I live vicariously through you for a moment? How did you like it? :)

    Anyone else have info on the release date for the SE version?

    John
     
  5. Nick Graham

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    Transfer was solid, if nothing spectacular. Dolby Surround track was definitely anchored in the front, with next no real use of the surrounds. Hopefully the R2 release has a 5.1 remaster, as it would certainly benefit some scenes.

    "Hey baby, what's wrong?"
     
  6. Bob Partovi

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    I wonder if this will be one of those uber-hard to find releases or a general online release in Germany?

    BTW, gotta love his bubble gum line.
     
  7. Bob Partovi

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    This is what I found at a german website. Looks descent, but the Audio is definetly a let down. Looks like it just has a commentary and a making of extra. Cover looked the same as the US version. Not sure what to make of the 94 minute run time though. Isn't PAL supposed to be less?

    Category: Sience Fiction running time: approx.. 94 minutes of release:

    Display format (E): Widescreren (2.35:1 - anamorph) Clay/tone format (E): Dolby digital 2,0 in German Dolby digital 2,0 in English Dolby digital 2,0 in Spanish

    Sub-title: German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Swedish

    Extra: - exclusive audio comment of John Carpenter and Roddy Piper (with German sub-titles) - Making OF Contents: Extraterrestial ones occupied the earth.
     
  8. Nick Graham

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    I'm currently selling my copy of the U.S. release on eBay
     
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    Bob, where did you see that? www.amazon.de have no listing for this or the mooted Prince of Darkness Sp Ed.
     
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  11. John Gates

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    when When WHEN?

    Anybody know WHEN the SE version will be released?

    c'mon, there have to be SOME in-the-know folks lurking around this board... ;-)

    WHEN?!?!?!?

    Thanks!

    John
     

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