Tuesday, October 9, 2012

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

In Celebration Of
Universal Studio's 100th Anniversary,
One of the Most Beloved Films of all Time Comes to
Blu-ray for the First Time Ever

October 9, 2012

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 the government agents can capture him.

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).
My Thoughts:
Wow, this was like a step back in time. E.T. was released just before I was born and was a household name throughout my childhood. We grew up with a VHS copy of this classic and would watch it frequently for our family movie nights. It is a movie that I am excited to add to my collection and share with my family for years to come.

E.T. is one of those movies that truly keeps you on the edge of your seat. You experience so many emotions throughout the film, from a little bit of fear (what is this strange creature and what does he want) to adventure to sadness and joy. Watching Elliot from his first encounter with this creature to his last is like watching a love story. Their friendship endures so much, yet he remains faithful to helping E.T. and getting him home. Have the tissues handy!

My husband and I loved taking a trip back to our childhood with E.T. It was like visiting old friends and reliving the adventure all over again. This is sure to be a hit with the entire family!