'E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial' Hits Blu-ray in October, Has Some Awesome Packaging

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For the 30th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's 'E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial' we're getting a pretty incredible Blu-ray package. It's a very special occasion for a very special film, and believe us -- you're going to want to check this out.

'E.T.' is one of those wonderful films that appeals to both children and adults -- the story of Elliott, who befriends a lost alien and tries to help him find his way home. Things get complicated when the government catches wind of E.T.'s existence, sending Elliott and his new friend on a very memorable journey in this heart-warming classic. The film also features a young Drew Barrymore in her first role.

Now the film is finally getting its highly-anticipated Blu-ray release on October 9, and rest assured, Spielberg has gone back and restored the guns to that scene with the walkie-talkies. There's also a wealth of special 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, through casting 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.

But the really special treat is this German Blu-ray packaging, which we assume you could import -- and you'll probably want to after checking out this video for the spaceship collectible. Yes, we said "spaceship collectible." Amazing:

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