The three-disc Ultimate Gift Set, includes both the 1982 and 2002 versions of the film, a third disc of additional supplements not found on the two-disc Limited Edition, a senitype, as well as a 20th Anniversary CD soundtrack of John Williams's Oscar-winning score. Also included in this deluxe package is the hardback book
Also available in a two-disc version with fewer supplements.
"E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" remains today an extraordinary film, one that will warm your heart with its wondrous entertainment and magic. Its story about human values, understanding, compassion, and love is timeless as told through the perspective of a young boy
For both the original theatrical version and the 20th Anniversary editions, the anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVDs exhibit impressively restored images. Both versions appear virtually identical, but scenes with the addition of enhanced special effects can appear slightly cleaner than the original and with higher contrast. For example, upon side-by-side comparison, there is a shot at the end of Chapter 2 that shows the men searching for E.T. with a cityscape in the background that has been enhanced with a completely new cityscape that gives the illusion of higher contrast and deeper, smoother blacks. Between Chapters 5 and 6, as Elliott waits for E.T. to emerge from the shed, upon close inspection, it is noticed that the night sky has been digitally enhanced for the appropriate placement of the moon in the sky. Yet, scenes that are left in their original form appear identical. The picture only rarely looks
The Surround EX-encoded remastered soundtracks in Dolby Digital and DTS (included for both the 20th anniversary and original versions on both the Two-Disc Limited Edition and Three-Disc Ultimate Gift Set, except in the case of the original
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