What do you think? Is E.T. wearing the first year of his 30s well? Personally, I think he looks great for his age, considering he did die that one time.
You can judge for yourself as Universal brings the Extraterrestrial to Blu for the first time in October with the theatrical cut of the movie on a disc they promise has six times the resolution of the previous DVD release.
More details after the jump.
The 30th anniversary disc, which streets October 9th, will have a new digitally-remastered picture along with a 7.1 audio mix (a bump up over the 5.1 audio used for the 2005 DVD).
By "theatrical cut," I'm assuming these means we're getting the non-CG'd up version of the movie, meaning no digital E.T. and no ubiquitous walkie talkies from the 2002 and 2005 Special Editions. However, the disc will deleted scenes from the 2002 cut for the curious, as well as porting over several features from that disc:
The E.T. Journals (new): 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. (new): 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, throughcasting 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