On October 9th, 2012, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will be arriving on Blu-Ray for the first time ever. I am so excited, as this was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid. I saw it about six times in the theater, and must have watched it at least 50 times on VHS. Those of us who grew up in the 80s have very fond memories of the little Reese’s Pieces-eating alien who just wanted to phone home.
The Digitally Remastered 30th Anniversary Edition of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is being released in honor of Universal Studios 100th Anniversary. Wow, I suddenly feel old. E.T. is 30 years old this year? It seems like just yesterday when I first laughed over the scene where E.T. gets drunk and Elliot feels the effects, then lets the frogs go in the classroom. Or first bawled my eyes out when E.T. says goodbye to Elliot before boarding his ship to go home. I still get teary-eyed thinking about that scene.
BONUS FEATURES ON E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION BLU-RAY™:
- 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