At this point, we all know (or should know) that we can expect a Blu-ray re-release of just about every classic sci-fi film ever, but some catch our eye more than others. For instance, take a look at this limited-edition packaging for the 30th-anniversary Blu-ray of Steven Spielberg's E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Yup, that's a spaceship.
Yes, of course, you could pick up this Blu-ray in a normal package that fits on your shelf and doesn't attract attention, but where's the fun in that? After all, if you're an E. T. superfan who worshiped the film growing up, memorizing every scene in between bites of Reese's Pieces, you want all your friends to know about it. And for a cool $139.98, you can be sure they'll never forget it. (Or, if that's too rich for you, you can always just buy a poster.)
As the video below demonstrates, this bad boy lights up, its top opens mechanically, E.T. himself pops out of the bottom, and John Williams' iconic score plays each time you go for the disk. It's like a little dose of pre-film nostalgia every time you want to watch the movie. And take a look at the massive list of special features according to Blu-Ray.com.
- Steven Spielberg & ET: A brand new interview with Steven Spielberg, in which he talks about his work with the children and talks about his current and comprehensive view of ET.
- The ET Journal: Behind the Scenes material of the Oscar winner John Toll (cinematographer). This piece gives the audience the unique feeling of being on location and experience with stress, as it was offset to shoot the aliens.
- Deleted Scenes
- A Look Back: Making-Of, including interviews with Cast and Crew
- The ET Reunion: The reunion: Cast and crew meet and express their thoughts on film.
- The Evolution and Creation of ET: From idea to script, about the casting to the shooting.
- The Music of ET: A Discussion with John Williams: interviews and footage of the long- standing relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg.
- The 20th Anniversary Premiere: The composer John Williams on the occasion of the premiere of the new release of the film ET. ET live music played at the Shrine Auditorium. This section allows us to look behind the scenes of this performance.
- Original Trailer
The spaceship edition of the E.T. Blu-Ray isn't expected to be released until October, but it's available for pre-order via Amazon (where, by the way, it's also exclusive).
Check out the demonstration video below. Are you adding this to your Christmas list?