‘E.T.’ comes to Blu-ray this October

Terrestrials are great; but extra terrestrials? Even better! E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Steven Spielberg’s iconic 1982 gem about a boy and a semi-legal alien, finally comes to high definition this fall. The original theatrical version of the film will arrive on Blu-ray sometime in October with 1080p video and a 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. A DVD and digital copy of the film will also be included in the package. Pre-orders are at $24.49 right now at Amazon. It’s another release tied into the promotion of Universal Studios’ 100th anniversary, and this being the 30th anniversary of E.T., it’s only fitting that it gets a worthy package of extra features.

Among the slew of supplements included: All-new Steven Spielberg & E.T. interview; The E.T. Journals: 5 Behind-the-scenes featurettes; Two deleted scenes from the film’s 2002 version; Designs, photographs, and marketing elements; Original theatrical trailer; Special Olympics TV spot. Universal is also publishing E.T.: The Green Planet for the iTunes app store, a game-ish kinda thing in which players travel with E.T. to his home planet, explore and build extraordinary intergalactic botanical gardens, and share their experiences with friends.

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