It's hard to watch the most famous scene from E.T. without feeling like you're flying with E.T. himself in front of the giant full moon, but now that feeling is about to get a lot stronger. The 1982 Steven Spielberg classic is finally coming to Blu-Ray this October, and the announcement comes with a trailer that promises all the goodies you'll be able to find on the disc when it finally arrives. Take a look below.
As if the chance to see the film in crisp high-definition wasn't enough, the release will obviously be crammed with extras, from an all-new interview with Steven Spielberg (who never does commentary tracks) to something called "The E.T. Journals," which features never-before-seen footage. There will also, of course, be the usual UltraViolet, DVD and Digital Copy, though that means you run the risk of loading the movie on to your iPad and bursting into tears in front of strangers on the subway.
You can learn more about the release at ETonBluray.com, or in the excerpt from the press release below, which goes over all the bonus features in exhausting detail. We'll let you know when an exact street date for the Blu-Ray emerges, and in the meantime, I'll be riiiiiight heeler…. listening to the John Williams score and crying wistfully about my childhood. Don't even pretend like you're not doing the same thing.
BONUS FEATURES ON THE E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION BLU-RAY™: 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 the 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 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, through casting 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: E.T. Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux; E.T. Designs by Carlo Rambaldi; Spaceship Designs by Ralph McQuarrie; Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux; Production Photographs; Marketing E.T.
UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. Currently available in the United States only.
Digital Copy: The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a digital copy of the film compatible with iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™, iPod™ touch, Android or online retail partners.
pocket BLU™ App: The popular free pocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.