E.T. remastered for 30th anniversary

May 31st, 2012

'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' will be released in a digitally remastered edition to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

The Blu-ray DVD of the Oscar winning movie - directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Drew Barrymore - will feature never before seen footage from the set of the movie along with an all-new interview with Spielberg.

Other highlights will include two deleted scenes, a reunion with the cast and filmmaker, a featurette on the evolution and creation of the movie and a discussion with composer John Williams on the music of 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial'.

Craigh Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment said: ''When 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' premiered in 1982, it captured the imaginations of people young, old and everyone in between in a way that was unparalleled in modern movie history. A global cultural phenomenon-and the biggest box-office blockbuster of its day-E.T. brought out the child in all of us. We are thrilled audiences will now be able to experience the film in the astounding quality of 'Blu-rayTM'''.

Universal have confirmed the 1982 original rather than the 2002 update - which featured a number of controversial changes - will be remastered for the 30th anniversary.

'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' will be released on Blu-ray DVD in October.