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

07.26.2012

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.

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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