E.T. 35th Anniversary Giveaway: Enter to Win!

Thirty-five years after it came out, audiences can win a free copy of Steven Spielberg’s?E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Post in the comments below with your favorite Spielberg moment – from any of his films – to enter for a chance to win.

The press release:


Universal City, California, July 13, 2017 ? In 1982, acclaimed director Steven Spielberg created iconic movie magic with his classic film, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the unforgettable and emotional adventure of an adorable alien lost on Earth and the lonely boy who befriends him. Winner of four Academy Awards?, including Best Music, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial has become a cinematic touchstone for generations of moviegoers and one of the most beloved films of all time. Now, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the film?s original theatrical release with a special gift set, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary Limited Edition on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray? + Digital available on September 12, 2017. This special gift set features premium packaging, includes a re-mastered CD soundtrack of the original Grammy Award?-winning album, is packed with over three hours of bonus features and includes a collector?s booklet with behind-the-scenes stories and rare images from the archives. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary Limited Edition retains all the excitement, drama and warm-hearted humor that made it an instant worldwide classic.

Fans can also relive the adventure and magic of one of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time, with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack along with the new Blu-ray? Combo Pack and DVD editions that showcase new artwork of the beloved cast on September 12, 2017. All releases include a code to redeem the film on Digital plus over three hours of bonus features such as deleted scenes and revealing interviews that bring back the film?s humor, suspense and wonder, making this a must-own movie for everyone?s library.

Captivating audiences of all ages, this timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy he befriends. Join Elliot (Henry Thomas), Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and Michael (Robert MacNaughton) as they come together to help E.T. find his way home. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is ?one of the great American films? (Leonard Maltin) that forever belongs in the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial returns to movie theaters nationwide for a two day cinema event on Sunday, September 17, and Wednesday, September 20. These special event screenings will feature an exclusive commentary from TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz. Tickets and participating theaters are available at www.FathomEvents.com.

The E.T. Journals – Retrace the day-to-day experience of creating E.T from behind-the-scenes footage shot by Academy Award?-winning cinematographer John Toll.
Steven Spielberg & E.T. – Watch an interview with Steven Spielberg, as he reflects back on the film and discusses his experience working with the actors, as well as his overall and current perspective on E.T.
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.
Designs, Photographs and Marketing of E.T
E.T. Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
E.T. Designs by Carlo Rambaldi
Spaceship Designs by Ralph McQuarrie
Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
Production Photographs
Marketing E.T. 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 20th Anniversary Premiere – Composer John Williams played the score of E.T. live at the Shrine Auditorium for the re-release premiere of E.T. This featurette gives us a behind the scenes look at this presentation.
Deleted Scenes
Theatrical Trailer

8 thoughts on “E.T. 35th Anniversary Giveaway: Enter to Win!

  1. Arguably my favorite moment from a Spielberg film is in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, where Richard Dreyfuss makes contact with the aliens, when they land on Devil’s Tower. It symbolized the fact that maybe human could co-exist with aliens. There is always humanity in Spielberg’s films that make them complete.

  2. All-time favorite Spielberg movie is The Goonies!!! Favorite moment of The Goonies is when Andy kisses who she thinks is Brandon and it’s actually the cutie Mikey! Great movie, great actors and great score 🙂

  3. It’s impossible to narrow it down to one favorite out of all Spielberg ‘s movies. But for one of my favorite moments, I’ll go with, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat” from Jaws.

  4. A few of my favorite Spielberg moments:

    -Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The scene where the UFO’s surround the house gives me chills every time. The lighting, sound effects, and framing of the shots make simple effects look super complex and thrilling. On top of that, the situation of a mother just wanting to protect her child is easily relatable.

    -E.T.: I’m not just saying this because this is a post about E.T., but the bike flying scene tears me up. I love John William’s soaring score and the friendship of Elliot and E.T. take a fantastical approach while evoking very human emotions. Not to mention the bike silhouette is probably one of the most iconic shots ever!

    -Jurassic Park: The tension and focus on the T-Rex’s approach is one of my favorite cinematic moments ever. Once I see that water starting to ripple, I get so excited. The Rex still hold up in my opinion as one of the most convincing things I’ve ever seen on screen.

    -Jaws: The zoom in during the “GET OUT OF THE WATER!” scene is the only time I’ve seen a shot effectively demonstrate what it feels like to have your stomach drop in sheer horror and realization.

    These are just a few that come to mind, but Spielberg is one of greatest film directors of all time. We are seriously so indebted to his work and contributions to modern cinema.

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