Monday, October 8, 2012

ET on Blu-ray™ for the First Time Ever October 9, 2012




E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

Steven Spielberg’s Unforgettable Adventure Debuts in A Digitally Remastered 30th anniversary Edition

Blu-ray™ Combo Pack With Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy & UltraViolet™ October 9, 2012


Universal City, California, July 25, 2012 – 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-rayTM.”
BONUS FEATURES ON THE
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, throughcasting 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.
·      UltraVioletThe revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.  Currently available in the United States only.
·      Digital Copy:  The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a digital copy of the film compatible with iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™, iPod™ touch, Android or online retail partners.
·      pocket BLU App:  The popular free pocket BLU app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of thedevices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
    • Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
    • Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
    • Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
    • Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    • Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
  • BD-LIVE™:  Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!

BONUS FEATURES ON THE DVD:
·      Steven Spielberg & E.T.
·      Deleted Scenes
·      A Look Back
·      The E.T. Reunion



Our Take:

This movie really takes me back, I was seven years old and my mom told me we would be going to the movies. Going to the movies!? Wow, this was such a big thing for me our family did not have much money and this would be my first trip to the movies! So what would we be seeing? The big hit that was in the theaters at the time of course the movie E.T. I was just a little kid and I did not know much about E.T. But when I saw the alien on the bog screen, I just loved  him. I remember vividly how scared  I was when the authorities were decontaminating the house
 I was so scared for them all, it was so real to me. I was so happy that I  could share this classic movie with my daughter, she did not have the privilege of seeing this classic yet. 


So I got a bag of Reese's Pieces to enjoy with the movie. My daughter loves that candy but did not understand what this had to do with the movie.  We watched this movie together as a family and it was just as great as I remembered, and yes I still cried at the end, I am just a big baby... Turn on your heart light gets me ever time! I laughed I cried and my daughter laughed and was upset about how it ended and feared for E.T. just as I had done when I was her age. 

This is a great movie that stands the test of time, and I loved the extras as well, it was great seeing the original trailer and the Olympics spots. I would highly recommend this new Blu-ray for fans of the movie, and for kids who may have never seen it, I am sure they will become big fans of the loveable E.T.


And yes now my daughter appreciates the greatness of the Reeses Peices  candy now :)


Buy it: 

You can purchase this great family friendly movie in stores or on Amazon. 


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