Sunday, October 30, 2022


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et turns 40

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL was a very relatable movie to me going to see it the first weekend it premiered at movie theaters as I was the same age as the child who befriends an alien on the silver screen. It still seems like yesterday that I was sitting in a theater seater snacking excited about snacking on the newly introduced movie tie-in candy Reese's Pieces and seeing the kids save the day by riding dirt bikes through their neighborhood just like all me and my friend's spent our summer afternoons. Wow! Was that amazing excursion to the movies really forty years ago?!

Now, my daughter is the E.T. fan in the family! She loves E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL. I can't count the number of times she has watched the movie on a DVD we own. We can't go to Orlando without stopping by Universal Studios theme park so she can go on the E.T. ride; she has an Extra-Terrestrial plush to snuggle at bedtime; and her favorite Halloween costume was of Elliot with the alien from the iconic bike ride scene. So, you know my little girl is going to be geeked about the movie being remastered to be shown in 4K Ultra HD!

et 4k ultra hd

Captivating audiences of all ages, this timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy he befriends. Join Elliot (Henry Thomas), Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and Michael (Robert MacNaughton) as they come together to help E.T. find his way back home.  The movie with a runtime of approximately one hour and fifty-five minutes is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for language and mild thematic elements.

In addition to the feature presentation in 4K Ultra HD, the 40th anniversary edition of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL includes four hours of bonus content:

40 Years of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL -- an all-new retrospective of the film and its lasting legacy.

TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL -- acclaimed director, Steven Spielberg reflects on his career and the making of E.T. forty 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.

Steven Spielberg & E.T. -- 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 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.

Music of E.T. -- interviews and footage focused on the longstanding relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg.

20th Anniversary Premiere -- Composer John Williams played the score of E.T. live at the Shrine Auditorium for a twentieth anniversary showing of the movie in this behind-the-scenes featurette of the performance.

Designs, Photographs & Marketing -- Concept art and advertising imagery for the creation and promotion of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

Theatrical Trailer

Special Olympics Promotion

Deleted Scenes

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