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'E.T.' 30th anniversary: Steven Spielberg returns guns for Blu-ray release
zap2it ^ | June 11, 2012 | By Jen Harper

Posted on 06/11/2012 2:22:12 PM PDT by SMGFan

Thirty years ago on June 11, 1982, audiences were first introduced to "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" in all of its non-CGI, 2-D glory. And when the flick returned to theaters in 2002, viewers who were hoping to relive their childhoods had their memories tarnished when the FBI guys chasing Elliott and co. were seen with walkie-talkie instead of guns.

But thankfully in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary, Steven Spielberg realized his mistake and the guns of your youth are back in place for the Blu-ray release scheduled for October, reports Vulture.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; boarders; borders; et; illegalalien; phonehome
Smart move.
1 posted on 06/11/2012 2:22:19 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Saw it in the theater in 1982.

Thought it stunk then.

Still think it stinks.


2 posted on 06/11/2012 2:24:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SMGFan

Most overrated movie, ever.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 2:25:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“Most overrated movie, ever”

I agree with you to a point. In my book. “Avatar” is the biggest stinkeroo of all time with “The Hunger Games” coming in a very close second.


4 posted on 06/11/2012 2:29:02 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: BenLurkin

I skipped seeing it in 1982 because it sounded like a stinker. For the 30th Anniversary, I’m going to celebrate by skipping it again!


5 posted on 06/11/2012 2:33:53 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: BenLurkin
Saw it for the first time over the weekend. You're right, It's a cheesy stinker.
6 posted on 06/11/2012 2:33:53 PM PDT by yobid (Si vis pacem, para bellum, If you wish for peace, prepare for war)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m with you.

I liked ‘The close encounter of the 3rd kind’, compared to E.T. And I watched reruns of it, but never E.T.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 2:37:02 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
"Close Encounters" lost it for me when people ended up watching UFOs on a hill near Muncie, Indiana.

Total fiction ~ no attempt at realistic representation of locale ~ phony phony phony.

Avatar lost it when...... well, when it used a trick out of Gulliver's Travels ~ the floating landmasses. I expect something more up to date than that, or, if used, to have some plausible explanation.

These films are all flawed, some moreso than others.

8 posted on 06/11/2012 2:44:14 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: BenLurkin

I saw it when I was 3, in fact it’s the first movie I actually have a memory of seeing in the theater. Maybe I was just the right age for the film, because I thought it was decent.

Years later, we watched a dubbed version in German class, and I have to say, it was hilarious then. In German, the relatively simple phrase “ET phone home” becomes “Eh Teh Telephonieren Nach Hause”, which pretty much sent the entire classroom into fits of laughter.

The only funnier thing from German class was when the teacher brought in some German Peanuts cartoons, and in one panel, Snoopy declares that he can do something “hundschenschtil”, which we quickly deduced was the German phrase for “doggystyle”. Everyone in class remembered that vocabulary word!


9 posted on 06/11/2012 2:48:16 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: muawiyah

I’d say Avatar lost it when it became apparent you were watching “Pocahantas In Space”.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 2:50:15 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SMGFan
ET was produced for the sole purposes of making people be more accepting of Illegal Aliens.

Just a few years after ET was released, Reagan signed Amnesty for Illegal Aliens.

If not for ET, there would not have been Amnesty for Illegal Aliens.

11 posted on 06/11/2012 2:55:02 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: SMGFan
I turned 13 the summer this movie came out. Everybody told me, "You have to go see it!"

That was enough to convince me I didn't. To this day, I still haven't, so I guess they were wrong :-)

12 posted on 06/11/2012 2:55:20 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: BenLurkin

Atari lost it's ass on their video game of ET.

There were other factors, but they ended up dumping 5million of them in the desert.

13 posted on 06/11/2012 2:55:42 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Boogieman

She did not quite do cartwheels nekkid down the main street though ~ close.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 2:56:54 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Slump Tester

I got that game for Christmas in 1982. I was able to beat it on the easiest level, but lost interest before I could beat the hardest levels.

Now Raiders of the Lost Ark had the best Atari tie-in game ever.


15 posted on 06/11/2012 3:05:27 PM PDT by MikeD (We live in a world where babies are like velveteen rabbits that only become real if they are loved.)
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To: muawiyah

You were right, close encounter is not my top 25 favorite.

I only used it because of the same e.t. theme which came out at the same time as an example, and which was not a ‘blockbuster’.

Never saw avatar, so I wouldn’t know what your meant.


16 posted on 06/11/2012 3:50:50 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: dfwgator

I hated E.T. Stupid movie.


17 posted on 06/11/2012 3:54:52 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior
Anyone else remember Howard Stern's BT, the Black terrestrial sketch on his WNBC radio show?
18 posted on 06/11/2012 3:58:07 PM PDT by MrNeutron1962
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To: MrNeutron1962

Not I. Never listened to Stern.


19 posted on 06/11/2012 4:34:31 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Sir Napsalot

***compared to E.T. And I watched reruns of it, but never E.T.***

I like the sequel to E.T. E.T. RETURNS or WAR OF THE WORLDS. Went home, got his BIG BROTHERS and returned.


20 posted on 06/11/2012 5:03:38 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I preferred Mars Attacks! We defeat the Martians, but not before Congress got blown up.....a Win-Win!!


21 posted on 06/11/2012 5:07:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Thanks SMGFan.


22 posted on 06/13/2012 4:00:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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