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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

by Kevin Taft
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Tuesday Sep 12, 2017
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

The world's most beloved alien celebrates his 35th anniversary with a special 4K Ultra HD release. "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial - 35th Anniversary Limited Edition" arrives on Home Video in the ultimate 4K Ultra Blu-ray + Digital HD combo pack. The 1982 Steven Spielberg classic looks even more wondrous on 4K amplifying the beauty of Allen Daviau's cinematography, the glorious special effects (for the day), and the pitch-perfect performances of Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, and Dee Wallace. The sounds, too has been remastered in 7.1 adding multiple layers and a special attention to John William's spectacular and timeless score. There isn't a household that shouldn't have this in their collections, however if you don't have 4K capability, then this set probably won't add much to the last Blu-ray set released a few years back. But if you might go down that road in the future, this isn't a bad set to have and it not only includes the Blu-ray and Digital copies, but a remastered version of the original John William's soundtrack.

Special Features are extensive, but most are from earlier editions. This includes, "The E.T. Journals" that looks at the day to day filming of the classic. "Steven Spielberg & E.T." where a contemporary Spielberg looks back at what influenced him to make the film. "The Music of E.T.: A Discussion with John Williams" in which the prolific composer is profiled regarding his long-standing relationship with Spielberg. "Designs, Photographs, and Marketing" looks at production design and marketing details for the film. "Making E.T. A Look Back - The E.T. Reunion" which took place on the 20th Anniversary before the re-release premiere, a handful of fun Deleted Scenes, and the Theatrical Trailer.

E.T. "The Extra Terrestrial - 35th Anniversary Limited Edition"
4k Combo Pack
$39.98
www.uphe.com

Kevin Taft is a screenwriter/critic living in Los Angeles with an unnatural attachment to 'Star Wars' and the desire to be adopted by Steven Spielberg.


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