Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Orange Is the New Black: Season Two (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Captain America: The First Avenger (Blu-ray)
$15.00
The Knick: Season 1 (Blu-ray)
$29.99
The Imitation Game (Blu-ray)
$12.96
Entourage: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$94.99
Blomkamp³ Limited Edition Collection (Blu-ray)
$34.99
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$44.96
Red vs. Blue: RVBX: Ten Years of Red vs. Blue (Blu-ray)
$63.99
X-Men and the Wolverine Collection (Blu-ray)
$24.99
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Blu-ray)
$22.99
American Beauty (Blu-ray)
$5.00
The American President (Blu-ray)
$4.88
What's your next favorite movie?
Join our movie community to find out


Image from: Life of Pi (2012)


E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray (Updated)

Posted July 21, 2012 10:47 AM by Josh Katz

Universal 100thAs part of its 100th Anniversary this year, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will offer special Blu-rays of selected catalog titles, and the 30th Anniversary Edition of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial will arrive in the fall wave. Director Steven Spielberg's classic science-fiction fable focuses on the relationship between lonely preteen Elliott (Henry Thomas, Gangs of New York) and a space alien marooned on Earth.

As Elliott bonds with the alien - whom he nicknames "E.T." - he begins to develop a psychic connection that extends far past the doldrums of his suburban community. It is this link that inspires Elliott to devise a daring plan to return the creature to his home planet, though Elliott finds his efforts hampered by E.T.'s failing health and the increasingly intrusive presence of government agents.

Written by Melissa Mathison (Twilight Zone: The Movie), the film's ensemble cast includes Drew Barrymore (Charlie's Angels), Dee Wallace (The Frighteners), Peter Coyote (Erin Brockovich), Erika Eleniak (Under Siege), and C. Thomas Howell (Gettysburg).

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial was also a big success at the 1983 Academy Awards Ceremony, winning the following Oscars:
  • Best Sound Effects Editing: Charles L. Campbell and Ben Burtt
  • Best Sound: Robert Knudson, Robert Glass, Don Digirolamo, and Gene S. Cantamessa
  • Best Visual Effects: Carlo Rambaldi, Dennis Muren, and Kenneth Smith
  • Best Original Score: John Williams
In addition, the picture received further nominations for:
  • Best Picture: Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy
  • Best Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Best Original Screenplay: Melissa Mathison
  • Best Cinematography: Allen Daviau
  • Best Film Editing: Carol Littleton
Universal's Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo pack offers the 1982 theatrical edition of the film in its 1.85:1 original aspect ratio with a 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. Furthermore, the disc contains Universal's standard BD-Live, pocket BLU, Advanced Remote Control, Video Timeline, Mobile-To-Go, and Keyboard functionalities and the following bonus supplements:
  • All-new Steven Spielberg & E.T. interview
  • The E.T. Journals, shot by Academy Award-winning cinematographer John Toll (Braveheart)
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
  • - A Look Back
    - The E.T. Reunion
    - The Evolution and Creation of E.T.
    - The Music of E.T.: A Discussion with John Williams
    - The 20th Anniversary Premiere
  • Two deleted scenes from the film's 2002 version
  • Designs, photographs, and marketing elements:
  • - 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
    - Marketing E.T. feature
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Special Olympics TV spot
Update: E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial streets on October 9th.





Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (1 comments)



Top contributor
Jowiko96
  Aug 02, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Very excited for this release. To much coming out in 2012 though.


Add comment



Please login to post a comment.


 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies



Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. American Sniper
2. American Sniper
3. Mad Max: Fury Road 3D
4. Mad Max: Fury Road
5. American Sniper
6. Predestination
7. Commando
8. The Raid 2
9. Ex Machina
10. Dressed to Kill
11. Hot Tub Time Machine 2
12. Mad Max
13. The Road Warrior
14. Mad Max
15. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Trending in Theaters
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Avengers: Age of Ultron
3. Ex Machina
4. Furious 7
5. Pitch Perfect 2
6. Maggie
7. It Follows
8. Chappie
9. Lost River
10. The Cobbler
11. Slow West
12. Hot Pursuit
13. Cobain: Montage of Heck
14. Home
15. Cinderella
16. The Divergent Series: Insurgent
17. Zombeavers
18. Focus
19. Tracers
20. '71
21. The D Train
22. Maps to the Stars
23. The Age of Adaline
24. While We're Young
25. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
26. Everly
27. Welcome to Me
28. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
29. Far from the Madding Crowd
30. Absolution
31. Run All Night
32. Cymbeline
33. The Water Diviner
34. Unfriended
35. The Salvation
36. 5 Flights Up

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  American Sniper
2.  Fifty Shades of Grey
3.  Avengers: Age of Ultron 3D
4.  Interstellar
5.  Kingsman: The Secret Service
6.  The Imitation Game
7.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
8.  American Beauty
9.  Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI
10.  Captain America: The First Avenger
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Avengers: Age of Ultron 3D
2.  Kingsman: The Secret Service
3.  Ex Machina
4.  Pitch Perfect 2
5.  Furious 7
6.  Insurgent
7.  Cinderella
8.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
9.  Jupiter Ascending 3D
10.  Seventh Son
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Interstellar
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  The Imitation Game
$12.96, Save 63%
3.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
$19.99, Save 56%
4.  American Beauty
$5.00, Save 67%
5.  Captain America: The First Avenger
$15.00, Save 62%
6.  Firefly: The Complete Series
$14.99, Save 83%
7.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier
$17.99, Save 45%
8.  Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
$5.99, Save 70%
9.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
$39.96, Save 50%
10.  Thor: The Dark World
$17.99, Save 45%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Orange Is the New Black: Season Two

 United States


$39.97 $19.99





Captain America: The First Avenger

 United States


$39.99 $15.00





The Knick: Season 1

 United States


$39.98 $29.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2015 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices