Original E.T not just for the collectors
Despite the original press releases issued by Universal Home Video it has now come to light that the original 1982 version of E.T is not just restricted to the more expensive 3-disc collectors edition. Thanks to the films director, Steven Spielberg, Universal Home Video have included the 1982 version on the $30 DVD release rather than limiting it to the $70 DVD release.
For the full story see this NBC Article.
And here are the original R1 details for the DVD releases due on October 21st.
Please note, this news has only been confirmed for the Region 1 DVD release.