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Spielberg's 'E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial' Back in Theaters October 3rd

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September 10, 2012

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

In case you didn't know, Steven Spielberg's sci-fi classic E.T. The Extra Terrestrial is finally coming to Blu-Ray on October 9th, just in time for the film's 30th anniversary. Having the film in high definition is a nice treat, but the best way to celebrate will be with a return to theaters for one night only on October 3rd. Fathom Events has just announced a collaboration with Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures (as part of the 100th anniversary celebration) to put a digitally remastered version of the film back in theaters, and it will be the original cut that hit the big screen in 1982. No walkie talkies instead of guns!

The film, playing at 2pm and 7pm local time at 560 theaters (check here for ticketing information) will have a special introduction by Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz who talks about the making of the film, including how Spielberg came up with the idea. In addition, Drew Barrymore has also shot a special segment reflecting on the film 30 years later. Though I wish this was an actually film print hitting theaters, I guess this is the next best thing, so I'll probably give it a whirl. How about you?

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments

1

The poster tag line should read: "No walkie talkies instead of guns!"

David Banner on Sep 11, 2012

2

That's a definite selling point in my opinion.

max on Sep 12, 2012

3

I'm sick of these re-releasing shit.

truong18 on Sep 11, 2012

4

At least it's not some crappy "special edition"... Spielberg realized his folly back in 2002 and gave the fans the original theatrical cut on DVD.

max on Sep 12, 2012

5

E.T was a classic good movie so WTF is your problem? Why do you half to be an asshole and a troll about this? If you hate the movie then why are you commenting here?

Jason Hallen on Sep 17, 2012

6

I'm done with Lucas. I'm done with Spielberg. Star Wars has been butchered and ET is now obsolete.

ticketmaster on Sep 11, 2012

7

E.T. is now obsolete? What?

Ethan Anderton on Sep 11, 2012

8

Half right. Star Wars milked dry as a bone. E.T. is still a classic movie.

max on Sep 12, 2012

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