Tuesday, October 16, 2012

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Anniversary Edition

Did y’all know that this is E.T’s 30th Anniversary?  Yea, I didn’t think that it had come out that long ago either.  I knew it was in the 80’s, but I was thinking late 80’s, since that is when I first saw it.  I will never forget seeing E.T. for the first time.  I fell in love with the short legged, big body, long armed, funky shaped headed creature.  Oh, and Reese Pieces. :-)  He likes them too!
E.T. is a classic movie that people of all ages love.  The story of the “extra terrestrial” finding it’s way to Earth and then finding friendship with a little boy and his sister, until he’s able to return to his home planet, is really a sweet story that you wouldn’t have thought otherwise.
With the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack Anniversary edition you will also get a Digital and UltraViolet copy. With the Digital and UltraViolet you’ll be able to watch E.T. from almost any electronic device.  I know that my daughters were excited to be able to watch it on my Kindle Fire!
The bonus features on the Anniversary Blu-Ray edition are exciting, if your into the bonus features, like we are.  Bonus features bring on a whole new part of the movie that you normally don’t get to see.
Bonus Features:
  • 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.
· Deleted Scenes: Two scenes from 2002 version of the film.
· 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 Evolution and Creation of E.T.From idea to screenplay, throughcasting and making the film.
· 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.
· 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.
· Original Theatrical Trailer
· Special Olympics TV spot
· Designs, Photographs and Marketing
    • 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.
· UltraVioletThe revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.  Currently available in the United States only.
· Digital Copy:  The Blu-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 free pocket BLU app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android tablets, PC and Macintosh 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!
If you’re a fan of E.T., I highly recommend getting the 30th Anniversary edition on Blu-Ray.  We love it!
**this movie was received for review purposes only.  no other compensation was received.  all opinion are 100% honest.

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