E.T. 30 Anniversary [Blu-Ray] Steven Spielberg

E.T. 30 Anniversary [Blu-Ray] Steven Spielberg
If there is any movie that continues to tug upon your heart strings and give you a blast of nostalgia at its finest, it would be Steven Spielberg's timeless classic, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. The film has managed to touch many generations and continues to do so with its special 30th anniversary Blu-Ray edition. Viewers who have grown up on the classic will be surprised by how different E.T. appears at an older age. No longer is it just about a cute alien and his friend, Elliot, as well as shameless product placements, but rather it's a relatable story that deals with individual issues of divorce and abandonment, and how children aim for escapism to ease into the transition of living with a single parent. With a remarkable Blu-Ray transfer, the movie glistens in perfect high definition and all those night scenes that were hardly discernable previously are now flawless. The all new 7.1 audio also amps up John Williams' heartfelt, tear-inducing score and fans will be happy to know there are no PG-friendly CGI walkie-talkies replacing shotguns. Unlike most movies that we've loved in the past, E.T. has surprisingly aged like a fine wine, reminding us how practical special effects and movie magic are far more memorable than the computer-generated effects bombarding the big screen today. Sadly, the only downside of the anniversary edition is the lack of new bonus content on the Blu-Ray. There are only two new special features ― a featurette with director Steven Spielberg reflecting on his experience bringing E.T. to life and an original on-set production journal that takes you behind the scenes ― which unfortunately prove to be redundant with the 20th anniversary special features included on the disc. (Universal)