ET - 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). When Elliott finds an alien in his backyard one night, he takes the creature in, christening him 'ET' and aiding him in his efforts to contact his mother ship. ET has various amazing powers, including the ability to heal and make objects levitate, but his growing bond with Elliott is threatened by the fact that government officials are already trying to track him down.

Starring:
Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaugton
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

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  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 55 minutes
Starring Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaugton, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace
Director Steven Spielberg
Rental release Currently unavailable
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 55 minutes
Starring Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaugton, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace
Director Steven Spielberg
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK
Rental release 21 December 2012
Main languages English

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4.5 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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15 of 17 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 schumann_bg TOP 50 REVIEWER on 24 Jun. 2012
Format: DVD
E.T. stands as one of the greatest fantasy films, and also Steven Spielberg's best, along with Saving Private Ryan. It is a pity the 2002 version seems so predominant now, and I am certainly with those who want the original version without the new one, which it seems to be impossible to buy. You have to get the 3-DVD boxset to get it at all ... I was unaware of this as I watched the copy I have, although it did occur to me that some of the sequences were not in the film I had on VHS, and that they were inferior, particularly the bathroom scene. E.T. looks a lot less good in these bits and his mystery is severely undermined, I would say ... This is a shame, because the rest of it is so brilliant and the presentation of E.T. himself was wonderfully done, not showing us too much, and keeping the lighting dim. There is a real sense of magic in his appearance, such that you really don't object to the sentimentality (as an adult), you just go with the wonder of it. I love the part where he creates a solar system in the air using fruit, and where he hides among the cuddly toys to avoid detection. At the same time, it works on an epic scale, using the big screen to full effect and making some comment on marital break-up, middle-class life in California, science and ethics, and the loss of imagination that occurs between childhood and adulthood that is seen as a sad reduction. There is also some comment implied on the different stages of childhood as represented by Elliot and his younger sister and older brother. E.T. can tap into the child in any of us (who should never be entirely extinguished, perhaps, in that we should not lose touch with our younger selves if we can help it!), and it is hard not to look at him with a kind of love. The film does pull at the heart strings, but somehow it really works - who can ever forget the sight of E.T. in the ditch? I was already 17 when I first saw it, but it made an indelible imprint on me!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By STEVENSEAGALFAN+THE WIFE on 20 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
WOW!!! Great steelbook, and E.T. deserves nothing less than this wonderful release. When I was a very young boy my brother in law took me and my twin brother to watch E.T. at the cinema and we just both loved it, you could say this was my best film when I was growing up, the amazing thing about this film is, it never seems to age and feel dated, if anything it just gets better with age. Me and my brother have a debate he says "JAWS" is Steven Spielbergs best film but E.T. just edges it for me.(PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND TELL ME WHAT DO YOU THINK?) The Blu-ray and sound is just perfect and the score which was done by john Williams is outstanding.

***FEATURES BELOW***

Steven Spielberg and E.T.
The E.T. Journals
A look Back
The Evolution and Creation of E.T.
The E.T. Reunion
The Music of E.T.: A Discussion with john Williams
The 20th Anniversary Premiere
Designs Photographs and Marketing

Blu-ray comes with UV and Digital copy
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