E.T. 40th Anniversary Details

Can you believe E.T. came out 40 years ago? It makes me feel old. If you haven’t seen it, check out Yoda’s retrospective of the movie here.

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If you grew up at a certain time, you loved this movie. In fact, anyone growing up anywhere would love this movie. It did head back to the cinema this year and had a re-release in IMAX.

Tomorrow, Oct 18th, E.T. will be getting a new 4k Ultra HD, Blueray, and Digital release which will include loads of new things to enjoy. The details are:

  • E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital): Includes movie, collectible tin tote, thermos, booklet and certificate of authenticity (Amazon Exclusive)
  • E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital): Includes movie and collectible BendyFigs figurine (Walmart.com Exclusive)
  • E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital): Includes a newly designed steelbook (Target Exclusive)

The bonus features on the 4K UHD and Blu-ray discs include:

  • 40 YEARS OF E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL – An all-new retrospective of the film and its lasting legacy.
  •  TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL: AN EVENING WITH STEVEN SPIELBERG – The acclaimed director reflects on his career and the making of E.T. 40 years later.
  • THE E.T. JOURNALS- 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.
  • DELETED SCENES
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG & E.T. – Watch an 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.
  • 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 EVOLUTION AND CREATION OF E.T.
  • THE E.T. REUNION – The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of 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.
  • DESIGNS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND MARKETING
  • 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.
  • THEATRICAL TRAILER
  • SPECIAL OLYMPICS TV SPOT

That’s a lot of extras! The blurb on the 40th-anniversary special says it:

“showcases over 45 minutes of all-new bonus features including a retrospective of the film and its lasting legacy and a featurette with Steven Spielberg reflecting on his career and the making of E.T. 40 years later. This release also includes all the original bonus features including deleted scenes, cast and filmmaker reunion, a discussion with John Williams about the iconic music from the film, and more.“

It should “be good!”…see what I did there?

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