Steven Spielberg’s classic 1982 film “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” will be released for the first time as a digitally remastered version on Blu-ray to mark its 30th anniversary, according to Universal Studios. See Drew Barrymore as a child actress!
The digitally remastered picture delivers six times the resolution of DVD, as well as all-new 7.1 surround sound, the studio said in a statement.
Blu-Ray Special Bonus Features
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.
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
The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the 1982 movie, an all-new interview with Director Spielberg, and “The E.T. Journals” featuring never-before-seen footage from the set. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet™, a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film.
“E.T.” was the No. 1 film of 1982. The uplifting story is the fourth most successful movie of all-time in the United States. 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.
The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing and Best Screenplay and won four for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound and Best Music for John Williams’ (Jaws) memorable score.
In addition to Barrymore (He’s Just Not That Into You, Charlie’s Angels), the cast also included Henry Thomas (Dear John, Legends of the Fall), Dee Wallace (10, “Sons and Daughters”) and Peter Coyote (“Law & Order: LA,” Jagged Edge).