E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray and DVD Release Extras Revealed

As you may have heard, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is finally get a Blu-Ray release this October. This is going to be a huge release and they are already taking Pre-Orders. No doubt we will get a great looking copy of the film with amazing sound, but what else can we expect?

Here are a list of the bonus 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. This piece will give viewers a unique feeling of being on the set and living the excitement of what it was like to make E.T.
  • Steven Spielberg & E.T.: Watch an all-new interview with Steven Spielberg, as he reflects back on the film and discusses his experience working with the actors, as well as his overall and current perspective on E.T.
  • Deleted Scenes: Two scenes from 2002 version of the film
  • A Look Back: A special insider’s look into the making of E.T. featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, the cast, and others intimately involved with the film.
  • The E.T. Reunion: The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of the film.
  • The Evolution and Creation of E.T.: From idea to screenplay, through casting and making the film.
  • The Music of E.T.: A Discussion with John Williams: Interviews and footage focused on the long-standing relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg.
  • The 20th Anniversary Premiere: Composer John Williams played the score of E.T. live at the Shrine Auditorium for the re-release premiere of E.T. This featurette gives us a behind the scenes look at this presentation.
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Special Olympics TV spot
  • Designs, Photographs and Marketing
  • E.T. Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
  • E.T. Designs by Carlo Rambaldi
  • Spaceship Designs by Ralph McQuarrie
  • Production Photographs
  • Marketing E.T. Materials
  • UltraViolet™ Copy
  • Digital Copy: The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a digital copy of the film compatible with iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™, iPod™ touch, Android or online retail partners.
  • pocket BLU™ App: The popular free pocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of thedevices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
  • Here are the Bonus Features on the DVD:

  • Steven Spielberg & E.T.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • A Look Back
  • The E.T. Reunion
  • and finally..

  • E.T.: THE GREEN PLANET
  • Universal is also partnering with leading independent games publisher Chillingo to publish E.T.: The Green Planet for the iTunes App Store. Inspired by a novel based on a story by Steven Spielberg, players travel with E.T. to his home planet, explore and build extraordinary intergalactic botanical gardens, and share their experiences with friends.

    I am very excited to see E.T. in its original format in HD. I think it will be the highlight of the Fall release season and probably be re-watched by me at least a dozen times before Christmas. If your an E.T. fan, it is time to get excited! HD E.T. Fever….catch it!!!

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3 thoughts on “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray and DVD Release Extras Revealed

  1. vinvectrex says:

    Can’t wait! So glad to see they’re including a digital copy too, and that they’ve reverted to the original film rather than using the re-edited scenes.

  2. Music starts playing in the trailer, goose bumps starting appearing on my arms.

    If I only had a blu-ray player :) I’m pretty content with my DVD version though.

    I would go back to the theaters if it was rereleased again, just as I did in 2002.

  3. Matt Stilwell says:

    Universally hated the 2002 version is, I really did love the live score that John Williams conducted for the premiere. It’s bad that that’s not on the blu-ray, but at least I still have the Ultimate Gift Set if I ever want to watch it again. And It’s a real shame that Spielberg still refuses to record a commentary for any of his movies. Behind the scenes interviews just aren’t the same. Being his best movie, E.T. would be perfect with a commentary.

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