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It's been 35 years since E.T. first phoned home in Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and you can celebrate the film's anniversary with a new limited edition 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray set from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (just make sure you're stocked up on Reese's Pieces).

Press Release: UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 13, 2017 -- In 1982, acclaimed director Steven Spielberg created iconic movie magic with his classic film, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the unforgettable and emotional adventure of an adorable alien lost on Earth and the lonely boy who befriends him. Winner of four Academy Awards®, including Best Music, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial has become a cinematic touchstone for generations of moviegoers and one of the most beloved films of all time. Now, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the film's original theatrical release with a special gift set, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary Limited Edition on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray™ + Digital available on September 12, 2017. This special gift set features premium packaging, includes a re-mastered CD soundtrack of the original Grammy Award®-winning album, is packed with over three hours of bonus features and includes a collector's booklet with behind-the-scenes stories and rare images from the archives. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary Limited Edition retains all the excitement, drama and warm-hearted humor that made it an instant worldwide classic.

Fans can also relive the adventure and magic of one of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time, with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack along with the new Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD editions that showcase new artwork of the beloved cast on September 12, 2017. All releases include a code to redeem the film on Digital plus over three hours of bonus features such as deleted scenes and revealing interviews that bring back the film's humor, suspense and wonder, making this a must-own movie for everyone's library.

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 home. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is "one of the great American films" (Leonard Maltin) that forever belongs in the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial returns to movie theaters nationwide for a two day cinema event on Sunday, September 17, and Wednesday, September 20. These special event screenings will feature an exclusive commentary from TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz. Tickets and participating theaters are available at www.FathomEvents.com.

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAY™ and DVD:

  • 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. - 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.
  • 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.
  • Designs, Photographs and Marketing of E.T.
  • 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. 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 E.T. Reunion - The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of the film.
  • 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.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, Robert McNaughton, Peter Coyote
Directed By: Steven Spielberg
Written By: Melissa Mathison
Produced By: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Produced By: Amanda Lewis, Samantha Vincent
Director of Photography: Allen Daviau
Production Designer: James D. Bissell
Edited By: Carol Littleton
Composer: John Williams

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – 4K ULTRA HD:
Street Date: September 12, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61190959 (US) / 61191125 (CDN)
Rating: Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements
Layers: BD-66
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Sound: DTS:X Immersive Audio; 2.0 DTS Headphone:X; DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish (Latin American), French (European), Portuguese (Brazilian) and Japanese DTS Digital Surround 5.1, Japanese DTS Digital Surround 2.0
Language/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish (Latin American), French (Canadian and European), Portuguese (Brazilian), Mandarin (complex) and Japanese Subtitles
Running Time: 1 Hour 55 Minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: September 12, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61190462 (US)/ 61191153 (CDN)
Rating: Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, Spanish/French DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Bonus Feature Disc Sound: English Dolby Digital 2.0
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
Bonus Feature Disc Languages/Subtitles: English SD, French-Canadian and Latin American Spanish subtitles
Running Time: 1 Hour 55 Minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: September 12, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61190460 (US)/ 61191148 (DVD)
Rating: Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby 5.1
Bonus Feature Disc Sound: English Dolby Digital 2.0
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
Bonus Feature Disc Languages/Subtitles: English SD, French-Canadian and Latin American Spanish subtitles
Running Time: 1 Hour 55 Minutes

Trailer: http://uni.pictures/ET35Trailer
Trailer: #ET35

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