E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital

  • Actors: Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace
  • Directors: Steven Spielberg
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Multiple Formats
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (DTS 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Relive the adventure and magic in one of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg. Captivating audiences of all ages, this timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy he befriends. Join Elliot (Henry Thomas), Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and Michael (Robert MacNaughton) as they come together to help E.T. find his way back home. Now digitally remastered with enhanced pictu

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  1. 47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Original E.T. is back, in Blu Ray, October 14, 2012
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    R. Goldberg “Bobbo” (Fern Park, FL USA) –

    This review is from: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) (Blu-ray)
    This is the first thing I want to say about the 2012 Blu-ray Release of “E.T., the Extraterrestrial:” it’s back, in its original form. Yes, every frame, the terrorist gag, guns back where they need to be, the musical score in the farewell scene restored to its original grandeur, and no digital shilly-shallying. What a delight! Big thanks to Mr. Spielberg for finally recognizing the deliciously imperfect perfection of his original creation.

    I’ve seen this film approaching 70 times, and I know where the beats are, top to bottom. I was looking for changes, and could detect not a one. Even the slight jump-cut as ET indicates the closet as “home” is restored. The original ILM animation of the bikes in flight is back. The string passage during the final embrace is right where it should always have been. All the terrible tampers have been removed.

    The transfer, from original 35mm elements, is as flawless as can be. The look and feel of the theatre experience fills the eye and the ear and, as always, the heart. Welcome “home,” E.T., and thanks, Universal, for a job well undone.

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  2. 153 of 168 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great movie, great set (UPDATED: Blu-ray Edition), November 19, 2005
    By 
    Gregory Alongi
      

      

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    This Review Was Written for the 20th Anniversary DVD Version of the Film:
    Let me explain something that I feel a lot of people are forgetting. This set doesn’t only include the new version, but the old as well. That’s a great deal, since you can choose which one you would like to see. If you hate the new effects and CGI, don’t watch it. It’s that simple.

    Now don’t get me wrong. I think the newer version is very silly, and I wonder if Spielberg really thought it looked good when he did it. Maybe if he were to do it in around 10 years, it wouldn’t look so animated.

    I did like the deleted bathroom scene though, even though it was done with CGI. It would have been nice to have seen that in the original, but I guess that would be having my cake and eating it too.

    There is nothing flawed about this set, it simply just gives some options that not everyone will want to choose. If you enjoy the movie, you will enjoy this set. It’s a classic that hasn’t lost it’s flavor after all these years.

    UPDATE:
    Since writing this review 9 years ago, some things have changed (believe it or not). With the release of Blu-ray and Amazon Instant Video, this has caused some confusion over which version(s) are featured on each format. I currently own the Blu-ray edition that Amazon lists as “Multi-format” and has a blue cover that says “Anniversary Edition” at the top and it contains only the ORIGINAL 1982 version of the film (which is undoubtedly the superior version of the two, since it omits the “not ready for prime time” CGI effects that many believe ruined this classic movie.

    As noted above, I did enjoy the scene with ET in the bathroom that was added to the 20th anniversary edition and it IS included on this 30th anniversary blu-ray edition as a deleted scene (along with one other scene where Elliot’s mom is asked where Elliot is on Halloween).

    The blu-ray transfer is fantastic and it was wonderful to see they decided to use the original 1982 version as opposed to the 2002 version with the added effects. Of course it would have been nice to include both, if for nothing else, to serve as a comparison. But if I had to choose, I am happy to see they dropped the 2002 edition.

    I hope this clears up any confusion my original review may have caused. Amazon does not separate their reviews based on different versions and my original review is pretty outdated here in 2014. 32 years later, this film is still just as touching and magical as ever and this blu-ray edition really brings it to life for a new generation.

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