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E.T: The Extra Terrestrial Lands On Blu-Ray Today: Five Great Moments

22 October 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

“The influence of E.T. on most people from my generation is enormous. It’s so fundamentally important.”

Jj Abrams, director, Star Trek and Super 8.

“Spielberg does more with one spacecraft and one alien than many other movies do with massive battle scenes and alternative universes.”

Joe Cornish, director Attack The Block

Now 30 years old, Steven Spielberg’s 1982 masterpiece created a bike-basketful of classic moments that not only continue to wow audiences young and old but also inspire movies and TV shows trying to tap into and have fun with the E.T.’’s unique brand of timeless magic. To celebrate its release on Blu-ray, here are five of the most memorable moments, the secrets of their creation and their legacy in pop culture…

1.   Over The Moon

The Moment: Elliott cycles E.T. to the forest to create the communication advice to let him “phone home”. With time running out and a huge drop approaching, »

- Sam Carey

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Happy 30th Birthday 'E.T:' 5 Things You Might Not Know About Steven Spielberg's Classic

11 June 2012 11:48 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Thirty is a tricky birthday for anyone - your twenties are in the rear-view mirror, and your forties start to sneak up (can you tell this writer is getting closer to the magic 3-0?...). But it's also the point at which you can reach a certain respectability, start to push towards (whisper it) adulthood, and make it clear that you're here to stay. All of which is a long-winded and possibly over-sharing way of saying that thirty years ago today, on June 11, 1982, "E.T: The Extra Terrestrial" was released in theaters.

Despite Steven Spielberg's track record, it wasn't necessarily expected to be a major blockbuster -- one major studio had already turned it down. But a major blockbuster is exactly what it turned out to be -- it was the biggest of all time, in fact, holding the worldwide position until "Jurassic Park" in 1993, and the domestic crown until »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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