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E.T. - Blu-Ray
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et_blu_ray_-200.jpgAs part of Universal Studios' 100th anniversary, E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever this October 2012 in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary and features an all-new, digitally remastered picture that delivers six times the resolution of DVD and 7.1 surround sound.

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-rayTM 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-rayTM Combo Pack also includes UltraVioletTM, 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.


et_boyet-200.jpgWhen 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.

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."


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: Aspecial 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

+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

+ Production Photographs

+UltraVioletTM: 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-rayTM Combo Pack includes a digital copy of the film compatible with
iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPodTM, iPodTM touch, Android or online retail partners.

+pocket BLUTM App: The popular free pocket BLUTM 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-rayTM player. Users can
navigate through menus, playback and BD-LiveTM 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-rayTM 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-rayTM. 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-LIVETM: Access the BD-LiveTM Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest
trailers, exclusive content and more!


+Steven Spielberg & E.T.

+Deleted Scenes

+A Look Back

+The E.T. Reunion


Universal is also
partnering with leading independent games publisher Chillingo to publish E.T.:
The Green Planet for the iTunes App Store. Inspired by a novel based on a story
by Steven Spielberg, players travel with E.T. to his home planet, explore and
build extraordinary intergalactic botanical gardens, and share their
experiences with friends.




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