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E.T. Blu-ray gets Release Date

ET will celebrate Halloween Early

By Robert T. Trate     July 27, 2012
Source: Universal Studios

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, AcademyAward-winning director Steven Spielberg’s magical adventure, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with its first-ever release on Blu-ray October 9, 2012. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered picture that delivers six times the resolution of DVD, as well as all-new 7.1 surround sound, the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the 1982 theatrical movie, an all-new interview with director Steven Spielberg, and “The E.T. Journals” featuring never-before-seen footage from the set of the film. The Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet, a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film, offering fans a chance to relive the mystery, laughter and wonder of the iconic movie anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.

In 1982, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial became the biggest blockbuster of the year, ranking #1 over 16 different weekends. Even today, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial remains the fourth most successful movie of all-time1 in the United States. Nominated for nine Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing and Best Screenplay, the film took home four statuettes for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound and Best Music for John Williams’ (Jaws) memorable score. The unforgettable cast includes the adorable Drew Barrymore (He’s Just Not That Into You, Charlie’s Angels), Henry Thomas (Dear John, Legends of the Fall), Dee Wallace (10, “Sons and Daughters”) and Peter Coyote (“Law & Order: LA,” Jagged Edge).
 
 “When E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial premiered in 1982, it captured the imaginations of people young, old and everyone in between in a way that was unparalleled in modernmovie history,” said Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “A global cultural phenomenon—and the biggest box-office blockbuster of its day—E.T. brought out the child in all of us. We are thrilled audiences will now be able to experience the film in the astounding quality of Blu-ray.”
 
Check out the special features on the Blu-ray here on Mania.com. 

Read Mania’s The Geek Life experience of the first Blu-ray screening of Spielberg’s classic film. 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Dazzler 7/27/2012 4:43:24 AM

Is this with guns or walkie talkies?  Sad times these days...

SpideyBD 7/27/2012 6:06:39 AM

 They just showed that scene and it was with the shotguns. Such a good movie. I remember wiping tears when the plant came back to life. LOL good memories.

MrEt 7/27/2012 6:33:29 AM

I pitty the fool who doesn't own this, ohhh sorry just got my caracters confused, anybody got a cell?

wrrlykam 7/27/2012 2:54:51 PM

Dazzler - It does say in the write up that it " includes the 1982 theatrical movie", so I think it is safe to say yes especially after scanning throught to 0:26 on the video as SpideyBD says.

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