‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ releasing to 4k Blu-ray with HDR & DTS: X Audio

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Universal Studios will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s signature film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial with a Limited Edition release to Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The 3-disc Ultra HD Blu-ray edition features E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in 4k (2160p) video resolution for the first time in home media, further enhanced with High Dynamic Range (HDR) color specifications. And, the award-winning by soundtrack by John Williams is provided in DTS:X Immersive Audio backed by DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Digital 2.0.

The edition also includes E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on Blu-ray, with over three hours of previously-released bonus features such as deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, featurettes, journals, and more (see full list below).

What’s more, the 35th Anniversary Limited Edition includes a remastered Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on CD, Collectible Lenticular Packaging, and a Collectible Booklet.

A Digital Copy is also provided via iTunes and UltraViolet. We’re hoping the code also includes a 4k UHD copy from Vudu or other UV partners offering Digital 4k copies.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary Limited Edition carries an suggested retail price of $49.99. Pre-order

35th Anniversary Limited Edition Includes:

Content

  • 4K UHD Blu-ray
  • Blu-ray
  • Digital Copy
  • CD Soundtrack
  • Booklet
  • Collectible Lenticular Packaging

Over 3 Hours of Bonus Features

  • The E.T. Journals: Featuring behind the scenes footage from the filming of the movie, this featurette gives viewers a unique feeling of being on-set and living the excitement of what it was like to make E.T. (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Steven Spielberg & E.T.: The director 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 Evolution and Creation of E.T.: From idea to screenplay, through casting and making the film.
  • The E.T. Reunion: The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of 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.
  • Designs, Photographs and Marketing
  • Theatrical Trailer

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