The E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Limited Edition 4K HDR Blu-ray Is Worth Seeing
Juan Carlos Ropel, September 21, 2017
E.T is almost indisputably one of Steven Spielberg’s most powerful, iconic and remarkable films, and few of us in our mid 30’s or older fail to remember this particular and rather heart-felt science fiction film with less than fond memories. With this in mind, we can’t help getting a bit nostalgic and mentioning that you can now (as of September 12th) get your hands on the 35th Anniversary Limited Edition 4K ultra HD Blu-ray version of the movie for a rather excellent and heavily reduced price of $24.99 (a $10 reduction from its original pre-order price prior to the 12th). Aside from its heavy-duty nostalgia value and the pleasure of showing such an iconic film to a new generation of kids, adult fans of the original release who own a 4K HDR TV will be able to see E.T in a way that’s never before been possible thanks to the digital mastering technologies included in this latest 4K HDR release.
Widely considered one of the greatest films ever made and one of Spielberg’s true masterpieces, ‘E.T.’ is a wonderful and heartfelt portrait of childhood with its exploration of the friendship between Elliot, a young boy living in California, and an extra-terrestrial who gets accidentally left behind by his spaceship.
You can watch the trailer of the new 4K HDR Blu-ray release here:
The movie, which stars Henry Thomas (Elliot), Drew Barrymore (Gertie) and Robert MacNaughton (Michael) also features the musical genius of John Williams for its soundtrack and main score, which went on to become almost legendary in its own right.
Upon its original June 1982 release, E.T The Extra-Terrestrial was an immediate blockbuster sensation and Universal Pictures, which financed the film’s production reaped the benefits of seeing this blockbuster go on to even surpass Star Wars in becoming the highest-grossing film of all time—a record it held for eleven years until Jurassic Park, another Spielberg-directed film, surpassed it in 1993.
The new, completely remastered Blu-ray edition of E.T features premium packaging, a re-mastered CD soundtrack of the original Grammy Award-winning album by John Williams and over three hours of bonus features such as deleted scenes, making of the film documentaries and interviews. It also includes a collector’s booklet with behind-the-scenes stories and rare images from the archives, and several extras more. If you’d like to save a couple of dollars but also lose out on some of the Special Edition 4K Blu-ray’s bonus material, there’s also an ordinary 4K HDR Blu-ray version available for $22.99. The resolution, and high dynamic range remastering are all still there in this version, also released on September 12th
Both versions of the movie are available through the same ordering page on Amazon.com and we just had to mention the reduced price availability of this particular Sci Fi classic to our readers.
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