Sunday, September 2, 2012

E.T. ON Blu-Ray Oct. 9 2012!

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL arrives on Blu-ray for the first time on October 9, 2012.

In Celebration of
Universal Studios’100th Anniversary,
One of the MostBeloved Films of All Time Comes to
Blu-ray™ for the First Time Ever


Steven Spielberg’sUnforgettable Adventure Debuts in A Digitally Remastered 30th anniversary Edition
Blu-ray™ Combo Pack With Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital Copy &UltraViolet™ October 9, 2012

Universal City,California, July 25, 2012 – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, AcademyAward®-winning director Steven Spielberg’s magical adventure, celebratesits 30th Anniversary with its first-ever release on Blu-ray™October 9, 2012. Featuring an all-new, digitallyremastered picture that delivers six times the resolution of DVD, as well asall-new 7.1 surround sound, the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial AnniversaryEdition Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes the 1982 theatrical movie, anall-new interview with director Steven Spielberg, and “The E.T. Journals” featuringnever-before-seen footage from the set of the film. The Blu-ray™ ComboPack also includes UltraViolet™, a DVD and a Digital Copy of thefilm, offering fans a chance to relive the mystery, laughter and wonder of theiconic movie anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
In 1982, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial becamethe biggest blockbuster of the year, ranking#1 over 16 different weekends. Even today, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial remainsthe fourth most successful movie of all-time1 in the United States. Nominatedfor nine Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director, BestCinematography, Best Writing and Best Screenplay, the film took home fourstatuettes for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound andBest Music for John Williams’ (Jaws)memorable score. The unforgettable cast includes the adorable Drew Barrymore (He’s Just Not That Into You, Charlie’sAngels), Henry Thomas (Dear John,Legends of the Fall), Dee Wallace (10, “Sons and Daughters”) and PeterCoyote (“Law & Order: LA,” JaggedEdge).

 “When E.T. TheExtra-Terrestrial premiered in 1982, it captured the imaginations of peopleyoung, old and everyone in between in a way that was unparalleled in modernmovie history,” said Craig Kornblau, President ofUniversal Studios Home Entertainment. “A global cultural phenomenon—and thebiggest box-office blockbuster of its day—E.T.brought out the child in all of us. We are thrilled audiences will now be ableto experience the film in the astounding quality of Blu-rayTM.”

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.
·     DeletedScenes: Twoscenes from 2002 version of the film.
·     A LookBack:  A special insider’s look into the making of E.T. featuring interviews with StevenSpielberg, the cast, and others intimately involved with the film. 
·      The E.T. Reunion:  The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss theirthoughts on the impact of the film.
·      The Evolution and Creation of E.T.:  From idea to screenplay, throughcasting and making the film. 
·     The Musicof E.T.:  A Discussion with John Williams:  Interviews and footage focused on thelong-standing relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg.
·     The 20thAnniversary Premiere:  Composer John Williams played thescore of E.T. live at the Shrine Auditoriumfor the re-release premiere of E.T.  This featurette gives us a behind the scenes look at this presentation.
·     Original Theatrical Trailer
·     SpecialOlympics TV spot
·     Designs, Photographs andMarketing
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.
·     UltraViolet™:  Therevolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store themin the cloud, and instantly stream and download to computers, tablets andsmartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere onthe platform of their choice.  Currentlyavailable in the United States only.
·      DigitalCopy:  TheBlu-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 freepocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newlyupdated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC andMacintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of thedevices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
Advanced      Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to      operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback      and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
Video      Timeline: Users can easily bring up      the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the      film.
Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content      with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from      anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the      go, anytime, anywhere.
Browse      Titles: Users will have access to a      complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to      Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is      available to unlock on their device.
Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your      device’s intuitive keyboard.
BD-LIVE™:  Access     the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the     latest trailers, exclusive content and more!

·     Steven Spielberg & E.T.
·     Deleted Scenes
·     A Look Back
·     The E.T. Reunion

Universal is also partnering with leading independent games publisherChillingo 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 withE.T. to his home planet, explore and build extraordinary intergalacticbotanical gardens, and share their experiences with friends.

Whenan imaginative boy meets a lost alien, it is the beginning of one of cinema’smost endearing friendships, as Elliot (Henry Thomas) helps the marvelouscreature he calls E.T. find his way back home before government agents cancapture him.
Cast: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, DrewBarrymore, Henry Thomas
Directed By: StevenSpielberg
Written By:  Melissa Mathison
Produced By:  Steven Spielberg & Kathleen Kennedy
Edited By: CarolLittleton   
Director of Photography:Allen Daviau
Production Designer: JamesD. Bissell
Music By: John Williams

Street Date: October 9,2012
Copyright: 2012Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61123439
Running Time: 114:27
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen1.85:1
Rating: PG
Technical Info: DTS-HD Master Audio7.1, Spanish/French DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Frenchand Spanish

Street Date: October 9,2012
Copyright: 2012Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61119825
Running Time: 114:27
Rating: PG
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital5.1 and 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Frenchand Spanish

About Universal Studios Home Entertainment
In honor of itsCentennial anniversary, Universal Pictures proudly salutes 100 years ofunforgettable films that have entertained audiences and touched the hearts ofmillions around the globe. In celebration of our first 100 years, UniversalStudios Home Entertainment is proud to present a selection of our many belovedmovies as part of an extensive year-long program that underscores the studio’srich cinematic history and indelible cultural impact.

Universal Studios HomeEntertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios( Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading mediaand entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing ofentertainment, news and information to aglobal audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of newsand entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company,significant television production operations, a leading television stationsgroup and world-renowned theme parks.Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GEholding a 49% stake.

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