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Universal City, U.S.A. — Â When an imaginative boy meets a lost alien, it is the beginning of one of cinema’s most endearing friendships, as Elliot (Henry Thomas) helps the marvelous creature he calls E.T. find his way back home before government agents can capture him.
‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’, Academy Award-winning directorÂ Steven Spielberg’s magical adventure, celebrates its 30thÂ Anniversary with itâs first-ever release on Blu-rayÂ October 9, 2012. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered picture that delivers six times the resolution of DVD, as well as all-new 7.1 surround sound, theÂ E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary EditionÂ Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the 1982 theatrical movie, an all-new interview with directorÂ Steven Spielberg, and “The E.T. Journals” featuring never-before-seen footage from the set of the film.
The Blu-rayÂ Combo Pack also includes Ultraviolet, a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film, offering fans a chance to relive the mystery, laughter and wonder of the iconic movie anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
In 1982, ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’Â became the biggest blockbuster of the year, ranking #1 over 16 different weekends. Even today,Â âE.T. The Extra-TerrestrialâÂ remains the fourth most successful movie of all-timeÂ inÂ the United States. Nominated for nine Academy AwardsÂ including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing and Best Screenplay, the film took home four statuettes for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound and Best Music forÂ John Williams’ (‘Jaws’) memorable score.
The unforgettable cast includes the adorable Drew Barrymore (‘He’s Just Not That into You’, ‘Charlie’s Angels’),Â Henry ThomasÂ (âDear Johnâ,Â âLegends of the Fallâ),Â Dee WallaceÂ (‘10′, “Sons and Daughters”) and Peter Coyote (“Law & Order: LA,”Â Jagged Edge).
“WhenÂ âE.T.Â The Extra-TerrestrialâÂ premiered in 1982, it captured the imaginations of people young, old and everyone in between in a way that was unparalleled in modern movie history,” saidÂ Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “A global cultural phenomenonâand the biggest box-office blockbuster of its dayâE.T.Â brought out the child in all of us. We thrilled audiences will now be able to experience the film in the astounding quality of Blu-ray.”
Bonus Features on the âE.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary:
Universal is also partnering with leading independent games publisher Chillingo to publishÂ E.T.: The Green PlanetÂ for the iTunesÂ App Store. Inspired by a novel based on a story byÂ Steven Spielberg, players travel with E.T. to his home planet, explore and build extraordinary intergalactic botanical gardens, and share their experiences with friends.