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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Widescreen Edition)
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Director Steven Spielberg's heartwarming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends 10-year-old, Elliot. Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure in the beloved movie that captivated audiences around the world.
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I've seen this film approaching 70 times, and I know where the beats are, top to bottom. I was looking for changes, and could detect not a one. Even the slight jump-cut as ET indicates the closet as "home" is restored. The original ILM animation of the bikes in flight is back. The string passage during the final embrace is right where it should always have been. All the terrible tampers have been removed.
The transfer, from original 35mm elements, is as flawless as can be. The look and feel of the theatre experience fills the eye and the ear and, as always, the heart. Welcome "home," E.T., and thanks, Universal, for a job well undone.
The story is more complex that first meets the eye. It includes some teenage issues, divorce's effect on kids, and of course the hope that if we ever do have and extraterrestrial visitor that someone that is kind and compassionate will be our representative.
ET is a Halloween staple in our house to this day and yes, I still cry a little when ET says "come" and Elliot says "stay."
Introduce it to your kids or grandkids. You won't be sorry.
This BLU-RAY+DVD+DIGITAL+ULTRAVIOLET package is a High Resolution Masterpiece. And for the first time---7.1 Audio. So if your living room, den or mancave is state of the art, the DVD specs are considerably better than what was available at your local movie theatre.
Most of us know the story by heart, but in this anniversary edition many of the behind the scenes questions are answered. For example...how many of you reading this knew that Steven Spielberg was constantly pressured to do a sequel to "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind?" While 'Encounters' was focused on adult alien encounters, ET was targeted toward children. The fact that most grown-ups quickly dismiss the thoughts and words youngsters utter became the perfect set-up for a wonderful fairytale.
Best of all...most of the surviving cast members are still alive and have reunited to express their thoughts about the picture. Spielberg makes many comments and observations as well. Also included are deleted scenes, on-set footage, original designs about creature imagery and several other fascinating facts for film geeks like myself.
Overall...the DVD is great and this gentle story still makes me smile.
The movie itself is great. My kids both love it, with my youngest requesting to watch it again and again.
Picture quality is great. I watched on a self calibrated Panasonic plasma set and didn't see anything that made me think this isn't a good transfer.
I don't have a proper surround sound set up yet so I can't fully rate the sound. But using the sets built-in speakers it sounded great.
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