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E.T. UK Blu-ray - New date & LE details

Universal have announced the UK Blu-ray release of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on 22 October 2012. Steven Spielberg's 1982 adventure classic has been digitally remastered for this 30th Anniversary Edition release and Blu-ray debut.

Available in regular and steelbook editions, both feature the theatrical cut of the main feature with 7.1 audio alongside new and old bonus features. Also included with both is a digital copy of the film. Extras include:

  • 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-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 children as well as his overall and current perspective on E.T.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • 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 of 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

Pricedemon links: Blu-ray | Steelbook

You can also get an Asda exclusive with E.T. plush toy .

Finally, there is a Limited Edition Spaceship Pack with exclusive collectible 44 page digibook, including an introduction by Drew Barrymore, rare photos, sketches, archival materials and more. Pics and video of the packaging below...

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The US release has been announced for October 2012 with roughly the same features.

Blu-ray trailer and artwork below...


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