Thursday, October 4, 2012

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Comes to Blu-Ray

I was only three years old when the movie E.T. hit theaters back in 1982. I cannot begin to tell you how extremely hold that makes me feel. I do remember absolutely loving the movie though. Since we have long ago gotten rid of our VCR player and VHS tapes, it has been quite a few years since I have seen it. I was extremely excited to see that the E.T. 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Combo Pack is being released on October 9 because it is a movie I would love to share with my kids. Plus, I am a bit of a tech and gadget nerd and I love playing with my new Blu-Ray player.

On Friday nights we pop some popcorn, spread a blanket on the floor in our family room and enjoy a family movie night. I couldn't wait to share E.T. with my boys because I just knew they would love it. They were a little hesitant at first, thinking it might be scary, but they quickly realized it was anything but. In fact they loved it so much, it has already become a favorite around here. Personally forgot how funny some of the scenes were and it was great to watch it all over again with the kids. Being the Star Wars nuts that we are, we got a kick out of all of the Star Wars references in E.T. Of course everyone knows the scene with Yoda on Halloween, but there are a few others that I don't think I ever caught before. Keep an eye out for a Tie Fighter in Elliot's room as well as some Star Wars action figures.

I definitely think this is a fun movie for the family to enjoy together. It is a movie about friendship and love, not just about an alien, and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all four of our children, ranging from ages 2 - 7. 

Movie Synopsis
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.

Blu-Ray Combo Pack Features
  • 1982 theatrical movie, digitally remastered picture that delivers six times the resolution of DVD, as well as all-new 7.1 surround sound
  • All-new interview with director Steven Spielberg
  • The E.T. Journals featuring never-before-seen footage from the set 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.
  • UltraViolet™, a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film, offering fans a chance to relive the mystery, laughter and wonder of the iconic movie anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.

The E.T. Blu-Ray combo pack will be available to purchase on October 9, 2012. 

Use the free E.T. printable activities and recipes below to make an out of this world family movie night!

Please note that the opinions and views expressed in this review are my own and based on my personal experience with the product and/or company. You may encounter a different experience with this than I did. I received free product to review.


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