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This E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 30th Anniversary Blu-ray packaging is amazing

07.26.2012
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I was flipping channels the other night and E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL was on. I have not seen the movie in well over five years and still found myself transfixed by the movie. The special effects hold up well today even compared to brand new films. It is truly a masterpiece.

Now, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original release, E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL is coming to Blu-ray. And don't worry, Spielberg has restored the guns in the FBI agents hands during the bike flight scene.

Plot: When an imaginative boy meets a lost alien, it is the beginning of one of cinema’s most endearing friendships, as Elliot (Henry Thomas) helps the marvelous creature he calls E.T. find his way back home before government agents can capture him.

Check out the full list of awesome features:

The E.T. Journals: In this all-new bonus feature, retrace the day-to-day experience of creating E.T from never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage shot by Academy Award®-winning cinematographer John Toll. This piece will give viewers a unique feeling of being on the set and living the excitement of what it was like to make E.T.

Steven Spielberg & E.T.: Watch an all-new interview with Steven Spielberg, as he reflects back on the film and discusses his experience working with the actors, as well as his overall and current perspective on E.T.

Deleted Scenes: Two scenes from 2002 version of the film.

A Look Back: A special insider’s look into the making of E.T. featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, the cast, and others intimately involved with the film.

The E.T. Reunion: The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of the film.

The Evolution and Creation of E.T.: From idea to screenplay, through casting and making the film.

The Music of E.T.: A Discussion with John Williams: Interviews and footage focused on the long-standing relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg.

The 20th Anniversary Premiere: Composer John Williams played the score of E.T. live at the Shrine Auditorium for the re-release premiere of E.T. This featurette gives us a behind the scenes look at this presentation.

Original Theatrical Trailer

Special Olympics TV spot

Designs, Photographs and Marketing

  • E.T. Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
  • E.T. Designs by Carlo Rambaldi
  • Spaceship Designs by Ralph McQuarrie
  • Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
  • Production Photographs Marketing E.T.

On top of all that, German fans look to be getting the most unique Blu-ray packaging I have ever seen.  Check out the E.T. spaceship collectible package.

I want that spaceship!

E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL hits Blu-ray and DVD on October 9th.

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Extra Tidbit: I was going to show E.T. to my five year old, but I think it would scare the crap out of him.
Source: Universal

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12:21PM on 07/27/2012
I have the original E.T. Breakfast Cereal, UnOpened... Just thought I'd throw that out there...
I have the original E.T. Breakfast Cereal, UnOpened... Just thought I'd throw that out there...
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11:12PM on 07/26/2012
I'm definitely excited to see one of my childhood favorites in HD although when are they ever going to release the deleted scene with Harrison Ford in it? They released all the deleted scenes finally for Star Wars so why not ET?
I'm definitely excited to see one of my childhood favorites in HD although when are they ever going to release the deleted scene with Harrison Ford in it? They released all the deleted scenes finally for Star Wars so why not ET?
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11:37PM on 07/26/2012
If I'm not wrong, I saw a bit of that deleted scene in the 20th Anniversary DVD. Harrison Ford plays the principal who meets Elliot's mother in his office to discuss Elliot's behaviour at school.
If I'm not wrong, I saw a bit of that deleted scene in the 20th Anniversary DVD. Harrison Ford plays the principal who meets Elliot's mother in his office to discuss Elliot's behaviour at school.
9:27PM on 07/26/2012
I remember seeing this about 4 times in the movies as a kid. So love this movie. Whats sad is I probably havent seen it literally some 20 yrs.
I remember seeing this about 4 times in the movies as a kid. So love this movie. Whats sad is I probably havent seen it literally some 20 yrs.
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4:51PM on 07/26/2012
Anyone knows who's voice that is? That guy must be fucking rich cause since i was a teenager his vice was in every single trailer!!
Anyway, ill buy it!
Anyone knows who's voice that is? That guy must be fucking rich cause since i was a teenager his vice was in every single trailer!!
Anyway, ill buy it!
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11:36PM on 07/26/2012
The typical "movie trailer voice" is Don LaFontaine, but he sadly passed away several years ago. Many, many voiceover artists who do voiceovers for trailers and the like model their voices after him. I'm not sure who the voice for this trailer is, but it's certainly softer and gentler than Don's was - Don was great at ramping up the tension, and is often called the "IN A WORLD...." man.
The typical "movie trailer voice" is Don LaFontaine, but he sadly passed away several years ago. Many, many voiceover artists who do voiceovers for trailers and the like model their voices after him. I'm not sure who the voice for this trailer is, but it's certainly softer and gentler than Don's was - Don was great at ramping up the tension, and is often called the "IN A WORLD...." man.
4:28PM on 07/26/2012
A true modern-day classic of American cinema - I'm not fully of the generation to have grown up with the film, but I remember being in school ten years ago when it was the 20th anniversary, and for doing well in a science quiz, my teacher gave a few students an ET star and solar system chart, that put on my wall till it faded and that I still have around. And man, that spaceship is terrific! I really like exclusive Blu Ray releases such as The Dark Knight with its Batpod and Hellboy II with its
A true modern-day classic of American cinema - I'm not fully of the generation to have grown up with the film, but I remember being in school ten years ago when it was the 20th anniversary, and for doing well in a science quiz, my teacher gave a few students an ET star and solar system chart, that put on my wall till it faded and that I still have around. And man, that spaceship is terrific! I really like exclusive Blu Ray releases such as The Dark Knight with its Batpod and Hellboy II with its Golden Army soldier, but have never been able to afford any. I'm thinking it would eventually be worth shelling out for this one! I just hope the transfer doesn't hurt the movie, because in Back to the Future the HD meant you could see makeup lines and wig seams, and for The Sound of Music it meant you could see the grass in the opening scene was painted green.
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5:16PM on 07/26/2012
If it's anything like the restoration done on Close Encounters, it will be fantastic. I love seeing these older movies restored on blu-ray, it really is a brand new experience watching them
If it's anything like the restoration done on Close Encounters, it will be fantastic. I love seeing these older movies restored on blu-ray, it really is a brand new experience watching them
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4:02PM on 07/26/2012

Favorite Movie of All-Time

I've been waiting for this blu-ray FOREVER! E.T. for me is the greatest example of what the language of cinema can achieve. It is movie-making perfection. And not only that, but we get blu-rays for Jaws, Indy, and E.T. all within 3 months of each other! Spielberg's greatest films finally on the best format there is. Can. Not. Wait.
I've been waiting for this blu-ray FOREVER! E.T. for me is the greatest example of what the language of cinema can achieve. It is movie-making perfection. And not only that, but we get blu-rays for Jaws, Indy, and E.T. all within 3 months of each other! Spielberg's greatest films finally on the best format there is. Can. Not. Wait.
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