“You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one. You think they’re people just like you. You’re wrong. Dead wrong”
John Carpenter’s tale of alien occupation is part horror, part Sci-Fi and part social satire, all viewed through dark sun-glasses of Nada played by ex-pro WWF wrestler Roddy Piper . This original 1988 US one sheet “They Live” movie poster is a great looking example of John Carpenter paper from the 80’s and genuinely rare in this country of origin format. The striking design features a very close, close-up of ‘Nada’ with the Alien infiltrators reflected in his trademark sunglasses. Originally folded (as issued) it presents in very good original unrestored condition with only the minimal of fold line wear and strong bright colours. A cool, cult poster that represents very collectable & desirable original film memorabilia from one of the greatest and most influential director’s who is still actively working in the sci-fi / horror / action genre.
Trivia: Artist Shepard Fairey credits the film as a major source of inspiration, sharing a similar logo to his “OBEY” campaign. “They Live was…the basis for my use of the word ‘obey’,” Fairey said. “The movie has a very strong message about the power of commercialism and the way that people are manipulated by advertising.”
US One Sheet (27" x 40") Double Sided
United States (USA)
Very Fine plus / Originally Rolled (as issued)
Keith David, Meg Foster, Roddy Piper