E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray Amazon Exclusive Spaceship Limited Edition (Updated)
Posted July 25, 2012 04:56 AM by Webmaster
A new Limited Spaceship Edition pre-order listing of the 30th
Anniversary Blu-ray Disc of Steven Spielberg's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), exclusive to Amazon, has shown up for the US with a price of $104.99.
Update: E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial streets on October 9th.
On YouTube there's a video of what appears to be the Spaceship in symphonic action:
Bonus material included on the E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial disc:
Steven Spielberg & ET: A brand new interview with Steven Spielberg, in which he talks
about his work with the children and talks about his current and comprehensive view of ET.
The ET Journal: Behind the Scenes material of the Oscar winner John Toll
(cinematographer). This piece gives the audience the unique feeling of being on location and
experience with stress, as it was offset to shoot the aliens.
A Look Back: Making-Of, including interviews with Cast and Crew
The ET Reunion: The reunion: Cast and crew meet and express their thoughts on film.
The Evolution and Creation of ET: From idea to script, about the casting to the
The Music of ET: A Discussion with John Williams: interviews and footage of the long-
standing relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg.
The 20th Anniversary Premiere: The composer John Williams on the occasion of the
premiere of the new release of the film ET ET live music played at the Shrine Auditorium. This
section allows us to look behind the scenes of this performance.
Couldn't they just have made a big enough box made or cardboard with a velvetty touch and the iconic original art with the disc in a steelbook or a digipack inside the box. Plus a real size reproduction of the original poster, soundtrack, and other paper material which may all be in a book of sorts. This box is really cheap looking and gimmicky.
If the Blu-ray re-release of the movie has all the bonus materials minus the schlocky toy, I'll get the re-release only. Considering the plastic toy is made from oil, my car's gas tank is a better use of that resource.
A better idea (still not worth the price, but MORE worth it) would have been to include the original toy from 1982 that was a prosthetic finger that went on your OWN pointer and lit up when you pressed it against something.
That was awesome, and I seriously think it would be cool to have one again!
I wouldn't pay $130 bucks for it, but it would make more sense than paying that for THIS piece of junk.
It looks just like ET's ship in the movie but of course in the movie it is never shown in bright daylight. The details were always kind of fuzzy to hide the fact that it was never more than a only partially realised model. (As compared to the complete and detailed models in Star Wars, Close Encounters).
Get it below $100? Are you serious? This horrible, cheap looking, made in China piece of horse manure, wouldn't even get my consideration if I got paid for it. Never seen such a travesty. Universal, how dare you, in these times? For that price, you'd expect a more metal looking, more detailed model. Although the ship itself is not too fancy in design to begin with.
I'll stick with my exclusive (in a couple of countries only, like The Netherlands) digibook release.
For $140 the space ship should open up with a little robotic E.T. that comes out. Picks up the Bluray disc and puts it in your player for you. After it's done with that it should also offer to make you a sandwich and to give you a sensual massage while you watch the movie.
Considering how incredibly cheap that thing looks, I think I'll wait a year to see if amazon tries unloading their surplus for 14.99 again, like with their Watchmen exclusive - definitely not interested anywhere near the current price.
that's Spielberg's son Max firing up that tub toy sitting proudly on top of Steven's toilet tank (seen here in the video)! What you can't see until you get this home is that E.T. is sticking his middle finger straight up at you!
I would venture that part of the exorbitant listing price of this "cheap flimsy toy" is the high cost of shipping this over-sized monster...
The recently announced Lawrence of Arabia is a fine example of how to create an excellent collector's edition. At the far, opposite end of the spectrum, the E.T. Limited Edition will become an infamous example of how NOT to market a collector's edition.
The space ship design does look very cheap and only partially thought out and while I admit I would get a quick 5 minute thrill out of it it would go on my shelf probably just to collect dust. Given that the movie is already 30 years old why do they find it necessary that we still pay full price for it to begin with? Milking at its best.
I guess last month's release of the same package in Germany didn't generate the pre-orders they were hoping for, so now Universal is diverting their giant surplus inventory of crappy plastic spaceships to the States. Yay.
I always wondered why Japan and Europe got cool cases like Matrix Nebuchadnezzar ships, Alien heads, Hogwart's Castle, etc. while Americans get of a bunch of crappy paper products like books and postcards in our *gag* "collector's" editions; judging by this thread it's because that's what the peanut gallery demands.
You people are the reason American's can't have nice Blu-ray packaging.
That said, I'll probably skip this one too unless they publish how many will be made. I've been burned by too many "limited editions" that are limited only to the number they can possibly sell. It's more "collectable" if it's more rare.
Incidentally, I wish I would have been at ComicCon San Diego to order the iRobot head that was limited to only 250 copies. Drool!