OVERVIEW: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Academy Award®-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 modern movie 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
SYNOPSIS: 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 is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 7.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English and French that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes English
1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
English DTS-HD Master Audio
French European DTS 5.1 Surround
English SDH French Spanish
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
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
UltraViolet™: The 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 the devices’ 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
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!
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