John Carpenter's They Live - DVD
"I have come here to chew bubble-gum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubble-gum!" John Nada.
John Carpenter, visionary director of cult classics Escape From New York and The Thing, presents a startling sci-fi dystopia - a world where They influence our decisions without us knowing, They numb our senses without us feeling it, They control our lives without us realising it - a world where They Live!
It is a weary existence for John Nada (Roddy Piper), living in the slums and labouring to get by. Befriended by co-worker Frank (Keith David), their lives are measured by frustration and despair set against the desperation of an economic downturn. When John discovers a unique pair of sunglasses that allow him to see the truth, he realises aliens have not only infiltrated society but are hell-bent on taking over the entire world. With an underground movement in place, it's time for Nada to muscle up and make a stand against the alien foes and fight the subliminal machinations of the status quo before it's too late. Featuring one of the great on-screen fights of all time and coupled with an exclusive 15-minute interview with John Carpenter, They Live re-affirms its relevance in today's consumer society and creates a truly eye-opening experience.