One of Scream Factory's first Blu-ray releases was John Carpenter's They Live back in 2012. Flash forward eight years and the distributor will celebrate Carpenter's cult classic with even more fanfare on December 8th with a new 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray release that comes with a limited edition NECA figure of Keith David's character Frank Armitage, along with the previous bonus features from the 2012 release and They Live music on vinyl from Sacred Bones and recorded by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies.

Press Release: On December 8, 2020, Scream Factory™ celebrates the politically-charged science fiction thriller THEY LIVE with a new 4K UHD/Blu-ray™ release, as well as a Limited Edition NECA action figure and Sacred Bones 7” vinyl. Horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) directs this heart-pounding thriller in which aliens are systematically gaining control of the Earth by masquerading as humans and lulling the public into submission. The 2-disc UHD/Blu-ray™ combo release THEY LIVE COLLECTOR’S EDITION (4K UHD/ BLU-RAY™) marks the first time Carpenter’s popular sci-fi cult classic has been released in 4K Ultra High Definition in North America. It will include all previous bonus features from the prior 2012 Scream Factory Collector’s Edition release.

The Limited Edition NECA action figure of Keith David’s “Frank” is available exclusively from Scream Factory. For the first time ever, “Frank” as portrayed by actor Keith David, is available in an 8” tall clothed action figure format. A perfect complement to NECA’s “John Nada”/Roddy Piper action figure (available in November 2020), Frank comes with two accessory machine guns, and is dressed in a purple shirt, khaki pants, and special sunglasses to see right through the aliens’ disguise. The figure will be housed in a collectible retro box packaging featuring original theatrical art. This figure is authorized and approved by actor Keith David with only 4,000 units being made.

Also available exclusively from Scream Factory is a 7” record on exclusive bubble gum pink vinyl via Sacred Bones, featuring music from THEY LIVE composed by John Carpenter and recorded by John, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies. The A-side includes the 2017 version of the main title and the B-side contains a never-before-released recording of "Wake Up" recorded by the trio in 2019. The bubble gum pink vinyl is a limited edition run of 2,500 copies and is housed in a lavish slipcase with new art by frequent Carpenter collaborator Chris Bilheimer.

Customers who order directly from will receive an 18” x 24” rolled poster, while supplies last. The site is offering a total of 5 exclusive offers for THEY LIVE COLLECTOR’S EDITION (4K UHD /BLU-RAY™), which can be found at

· UHD/Blu-ray™ with 18” x 24” rolled poster reproduction of the original theatrical poster art
· UHD/Blu-ray™ with poster and new Keith David limited-edition NECA Figure
· UHD/Blu-ray™ with poster and new 7" Sacred Bones vinyl
· UHD/Blu-ray™ with poster, Keith David NECA Figure & 7" Sacred Bones vinyl (Deluxe Offer)
· Keith David NECA figure


· NEW 7.1 Dolby Atmos audio
· In Dolby Vision (HDR Compatible)
· Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Carpenter And Actor Roddy Piper
· Independent Thoughts – An Interview With Writer/Director John Carpenter
· Man Vs. Aliens – An Interview With Actor Keith David
· Woman Of Mystery – An Interview With Actress Meg Foster
· Watch, Look, Listen: The Sights & Sounds Of They Live – A look At The Visual Style, Stunts And Music With Director Of Photography Gary B. Kibbe, Stunt Coordinator Jeff Imada, And Co-Composer Alan Howarth
· Original EPK: The Making Of They Live
· Footage From Commercials Created For The Film
· Original Theatrical Trailer
· TV Spots
· Still Gallery

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

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