Originally Posted by nathanddrews
How does your "copy" look? I've seen a couple of those out in the wild... It's probably an upscaled, deinterlaced 1080i broadcast.
After about 45 seconds of searching, it would appear that a Blu-ray was produced and review copies were sent out back in 2008. However, the results were horrid and it never was actually sold?
It was identified as an Italian Bluray source with DTS-HD MA 2.0 from around late 2010.
I found the quality acceptable for its age, especially since this was the only way to see the movie in 1080p, but then I don't have any other version to compare it to: I just wanted to see the movie in HD.
IMO, there is a hunger out there in consumer land to watch favourite movies that take advantage of HDTV and the studios do themselves no favours in dragging their feet and witholding access: why are they so surprised that the consumer finds a way to watch the material?
I enjoyed They Live so much in my "preview" that I will definitely be considering buying the official Special Edition release, assuming it is a quality product.