E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial 1982

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Steven Spielberg directs this heart-warming family tale of friendship between a boy and his pet alien. Young Elliott (Henry Thomas) has not had a happy home life since his parents split up. Living with his mother, Mary (Dee Wallace), he is constantly fighting with his older brother, Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore).

Starring:
Robert Macnaughton,Dee Wallace
Runtime:
1 hour, 54 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Science Fiction
Director Steven Spielberg
Starring Robert Macnaughton, Dee Wallace
Supporting actors Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, Drew Barrymore
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By "leeclaxton" on 3 Nov. 2002
Format: DVD
ET is, without question, Steven Spielberg's acknowledged masterpiece.
Originally released to stunned cinema audiences worldwide in 1982, ET is a movie containing all of the basic elements required to make it a box office hit. There are comic moments (like ET blowing bubbles in the bath), there are moments of suspense (like when ET tried to run back to his spaceship and we are all wondering if he'll make it), there are haunting and harrowing moments (like the bit when the men in spacesuits invade the house) and there are pure emotional moments (for example, the final scene when ET says goodbye).
The 20th anniversary edition has been digitally remastered and a few extra scenes have been added. John Williams has also brushed up his award-winning score and added a few new tracks to the soundtrack, available on CD.
The DVD contains plenty of interesting and informative extras - especially the option of watching the movie in sync with John Williams' live performance of the score from the premiere at the LA Shrine in March 2002. This basically means that as you watch the movie, the music you hear will be 'live', so the speak - you can ever hear the amazing standing ovation during the end credits! There is also a featurette on reuniting the cast and Spielberg himself, who talk openly and emotionally about their experiences of filming and the effect ET had on their lives.
This DVD is an absolute must for any respectable DVD collection. In my opinion, ET is the greatest film made since the Hollywood boom.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. F. Hopkins on 25 Dec. 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Fantastic quality and classic just got clearer, never dates, love the collectable cover

Buy it today you will not be dissapointed
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By The usual suspect TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Nov. 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
ahhhhh, remember when Spielberg was all about fun and feel good? No? Well check out E.T!

Love my horror and gore. Love my serious stuff. Love my cheesy action movies. But E.T still has a special place in my movie collection. Never has it stopped making me smile and laugh with nothing other than visuals. Hard to come by these days.

The BD transfer is outstanding again. Not quite the equal of Jaws but knocking on the door. Worthy of upgrading from the DVD in a millisecond!

Audio: English DTS HD-Master 7.1; French DTS-HR 7.1; English and French DTS Surround 2.0; Dutch DTS Surround 5.1

Subs: English SDH; French; Cantonese; Dutch; Korean; Arabic; Traditional Mandarin; Ukranian

Running time: 114mins

I'm trying to confirm that it is actually region free. The disc isn't marked up with any region. Nothing on the box to suggest it is region locked. Blu-ray.com suggest it's region free. Everything suggests it is region free!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Benn Parsons on 23 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This limited edition steelbook is great!

I was worried about it arriving with a bit of damage, as steelbooks are really delicate, and especially when the covers are silver like this one. but it arrived in perfect condition, thank you Amazon!

Now the film itself is a classic as we all know, so I'm not going to bore you all with a review.

This edition comes with both a Digital copy and an Ultraviolet copy, it also comes with a typical steelbook jaycard/sleeve with all the information needed.

The steelbook itself comes with great front and back artwork, with an amazing picture on the back. It also has great inside artwork, with a picture that uses both inside areas/sides to become one perfect image of E.T flying over trees with Elliott and his bike!

This version is the 1982 original E.T, not the 20th anniversary edition. It has been completely restored with a great transfer to blu ray, the sound and picture are one of the best have seen.

The best thing about this edition is the extras!!! As well as other things, the most interesting include:

A Steven Spielberg and E.T documentary,
The evolution and creation of E.T documentary (which is great)
The Music of E.T with John williams
The 20th Anniversary Premiere (which brings back all the actors to comment on E.T's success over the years)

Technical Information:

VIDEO, 1080p widescreen 1.85:1
AUDIO, English DTS HD Master Audio 7.1 / French DTS HR 7.1 / French DTS Surround Stereo 2.0 / Dutch DTS Surround 5.1
SUBTITLES, English SDH / French / Dutch / Arabic / Ukranian / Cantonese / Korean

Overall a great buy, very happy and I give it a 5 star rating!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Napalm_trickster on 28 Dec. 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Well have always been debating whether to get this or not since it was released; you know how it is something you once loved to watch re-watch it and you end up not liking it.
Granted ET is a classic you can't deny that. But with my taste greatly changed as I do like the darker material. But purchased this after the price was good and a keen Blu ray steelbook collector I couldn't resist.
The steelbook is nice better than some that have come out, the picture is brilliant, this is what blu rays are for. None of that half done high definition transfers that barely look better than its dvd counterpart. Though with the various content out their they could have put more special features on. though can't complain with the ones you get. And at least you get a digital copy as well fed up with that pain in the backside Ultra-violet but no dvd copy. Now i will stop moaning now.
I don't see the point in reviewing the actual film as everyone must have heard of it.
But it's a film that will bring back memories for a lot of people; it does for me.
As i loved this when i was growing up. It made me smile and gave me that joyful goosebumps you get when your young and you watch a feelgood movie. but thankfully ET isn't your average feel good movie. it doesnt lean to trying to overly convey a message.
Yes happy ending and all that; But this is a must for family viewing.
Nothing like a sunday afternoon snacks curled up on the sofa and travel through childhood.
Special Features:

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.
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