We love having family movie night at our house. We order in pizza and the kids spread beach towels on the living room floor and we have a ‘picnic’ in the living room. Our most recent movie night was one of my favorites as I got to share one of my childhood favorites E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial with my kids.
In celebration of Universal Studios’ 100th anniversary and E.T.’s 30th anniversary, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial has been released on Blu-Ray. Digitally Remastered from 35 mm elements, the 1982 movie is even more stunning. It also has all new 7.1 surround sound.
My sister and I loved this movie when we were little. We used to touch fingers and say “Ouch” recreating the famous E.T. scene. Now my kids are recreating this moment and I love it. I had so much fun watching this movie and remembering my childhood days.
When an imaginative boy meets a lost alien, it is the beginning of one of cinema’s most endearing friendships, as Elliot (Henry Thomas) helps the marvelous creature he calls E.T. find his way back home before government agents can capture him.
Kurtis was very concerned at the beginning of the movie that E.T. was scary, but I sat with him through the entire movie and explained that E.T. was nice and he missed his family and wanted to go home. Danica loved the movie and was mesmerized through the entire show. It was wonderful to watch their care and concern for E.T. Both Danica and Kurtis now walk around the house saying “E.T. phone home.”
The Anniversary Edition includes Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Copy, Ultraviolet and bonus features on the Blu-Ray include:
- The E.T. Journals – original on-set production footage
- Steven Spielberg & E.T – the director reflects on his experience making E.T.
- Deleted Scenes
- A Look Back
- The E.T Reunion
- The Evolution and Creation of E.T.
- The Music of E.T.
- The 20th Anniversary Premiere
- Designs, Photographs and Marketing
- And MORE!
I loved sharing this wonderful memory with my children and I know we have created new memories for my children with this timeless classic.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition (Combo Pack: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) is now available at retailers nationwide, including our affiliate Amazon.
Disclosure: I received a copy of ET for the purpose of this review however all thoughts remain my own.