E.T., the Extra-terrestrial

E.T., the Extra-terrestrial

DVD - 2019
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Relive the adventure and magic in one of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time, from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg. Captivating audiences of all ages, this timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the ten-year-old boy he befriends.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC E
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (1 hr., 55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Dolby Digital 5.1
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Aug 28, 2019

At the time ET first was released I lived with my family just outside of Calgary on an acreage. We watched TV on a weak signal via antenna. (It's not much better now that I live back in Calgary) But this was the movie that was my very first VHS purchase for my two children as a Christmas present. And the starter to all subsequent purchases. It truly was a very good movie and reminded me of better times. Like the Wizard of Oz, this will last the test of time. If you have time, disc two is quite long, but a must-see..... Steven Spielberg and crew are brilliant.

Feb 12, 2019

I recently watched this my dad and sister. My dad had watched it when he was a kid and loved it so he wanted us to watch it with him and I thought it was fantastic!! I loved E.T. he's so funny I don't understand why some people say he's creepy and annoying. I think my favorite moments of his are (spoiler alert) when Elliot's siblings meet E.T. and the little sister is screaming and E.T. is screaming as well and then the mom comes home and they are all running to Elliot's room to hide. Oh, I also like when the mom checks Elliot's room and to hide E.T. hides among all of Elliott's dolls and the mom doesn't notice! I also like when the siblings are in Halloween costumes and E.T. notices the older brother's costume (a pretend knife through the head) and he tries to heal it and the brother has to convince E.T. that it's pretend. Let's not forget the time when Elliot is saying goodbye to E.T. and E.T. can't stop saying 'E.T. phone home. E.T. phone home. E.T. phone home.' :) Well that's all the really funny moments I can think of!

Nov 29, 2018

This movie was a good family movie. E.T. was an adoring character that grew on you throughout the episode. Although sad in parts, E.T. was a terrific creation that tugged on your heart strings.

Mar 20, 2018

This probably speaks more to how easily stressed out I was as a child, but the part where the government people come for E.T. with the hazmat suits and everything colored my viewing experience so strongly that I haven't watched E.T. since.

Jan 23, 2018

Probably the best family movie ever made.

Jan 13, 2018

I don't understand why this movie is a classic. The plot is weird, and E.T. is dorky and annoying. Also there is quite a bit more language and crude jokes than I would appreciate in this movie. Not a "classic" as everyone claims. Not recommended.

Aug 03, 2017

A classic from a master director.

SaraLovesBooks May 31, 2017

I recently re-watched this film after having not seen it since I was a child. I truly disliked it. The special effects were impressive, but like so many films of the 1980's, the main character ruined it for me. Why were so many of the children of 1980's films such royal brats? I don't find it precocious; I find it annoying. I did like the oldest brother, and found him and his story far more interesting than his younger brother. I sympathized with the mom as well. I found E.T. the character as both creepy and annoying. There were touching moments within this film, but overall, I don't understand why this film is considered a classic. I wasn't particularly enamored of it when I was a kid, and as an adult, I find it practically unwatchable.

Jan 20, 2017

Didn't believe corny first contact film as a kid when it came out.
Why people want to watch rose tinted film back then?
Even I knew on European explorers, adventurers & settlers changed pre-industrial societies extrapolated into nothing good.
Easily understood US government's reaction to E.T given they did to many cultures & possibility of no resistance to new or mutated diseases via cross-contamination.

Jan 19, 2017

Now nearly 40 years old - E.T. barely deserves a 2-star rating.

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Feb 12, 2019

"E.T. phone home. E.T. phone home. E.T. phone home. E.T. phone home. E.T. phone home."

Jan 23, 2018

E.T.: Be good.

Jun 17, 2012

Michael: "Maybe it was an iguana." Elliot: "It was NO iguana." Michael: "Maybe, um - you know how they say there are alligators in the sewers?" Gertie: "Alligators in the sewers." Mary: "All we're trying to say is, maybe you just probably imagined it. It happened..." Elliot: "I couldn't have imagined it!" Michael: "Maybe it was a pervert or a deformed kid or something." Gertie: "A deformed kid." Michael: (mockingly) "Maybe an elf or a leprechaun." Elliot: "It was nothing like that, penis-breath!" Mary: (laughs in shock) "ELLIOT! Sit down."

Feb 13, 2010

tis is da most gayest movie i've ever seen!!! obviously!


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Feb 12, 2019

siboneyleeculham thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 99

Feb 11, 2015

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Feb 12, 2019

Coarse Language: A little bit of salty language.

Feb 14, 2018

Coarse Language: Explicit language.


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