ET 20th anniversary edition

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  1. Kim Donald

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    "ET 20th anniversary edition" is getting a March 2002 release in Theaters Worldwide so maybe there will be a DVD Release to follow. I hope "20th anniversary edition" does not mean that the film will be "redone".
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  2. Michael Dueppen

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    Keeping my fingers crossed.
    I have a bad feeling regarding this, though...
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  3. Quint van der Vaart

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    Well I do know that the dvd will feature next to an dolby track a DTS track as well.
    I expect that the dvd will be coming around May next year.
    Don't expect any announcement untill we are well in 2002.
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  4. Kyle McKnight

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    I hope they don't really take out the guns.
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  5. Quint van der Vaart

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    Just a quick note here.
    I just read at DVDFILE that ET should be released by August
    next year as is Schindler's List.
    Here is the link :
    http://www.dvdfile.com/news/special_...01/indies.html
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    E.T. flys away in fear of... cell phones! oooo scary!!
    There's no way they can make the hands of the agents look natural holding cell phones when they were holding guns to begin with. It'll probably look like the CGI effects in Forrest Gump with the manipulated lips of the presidents.
    This is getting ridiculous!!
    And yes, Spielberg did say in an interview that it will have a DTS (ES) track to die for.
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  8. Gavin_L

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    did they even have cellphones in 1982, if so weren't they pretty big things if i remember right. Hoping he just leaves the guns in and does not change it
    [Edited last by Gavin_L on September 30, 2001 at 11:53 AM]
     
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    I thought it was walkie-talkies, not cell phones. And I understood that the guns would be removed, not a matter of might. It's ridiculous, I know.
     
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    A friend of mine works for ILM and indeed the guns will be removed and replaced with cell phones. According to her, many folks at ILM are just as fed up with type of stuff as us we are. Don't get me started on Jar Jar. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are really losing it. Greedo shooting first? C'mon george. Han solo is a mercinary. They have both begun butchering their own films for the sake of political correctness. I am only in favor of digital enhancement if they add to the story. These types of changes are ridiculous.
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    Making any major changes like taking out the guns would hurt the movie. I hate that idea. What next Spielberg, take out all the guns in SPR out?
     
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    I can see a Jaws Ultimate Edition being released next year with a brand new ending: they throw a cell phone at the shark and he chokes to death.
    This is getting out of control. Leave the damn movies alone!
     
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    quote: Something about how Spielberg's mindset changed and how he no longer believe in the use of guns in his films, blah, blah, blah.[/quote]
    This is how rumors get started. Unless there are other comments that Spielberg made that I am not aware of, his comments included on the E.T. laserdisc regarding the use of guns, he NEVER said that he no longer believe in the use of guns for ALL of his films.
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    I agree that the guns should be left in - it's a ridiculous notion that they should be taken out. Maybe one of us should write Spielberg a letter voicing our concern in this matter?
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    Yay petition time again, when you submit art to the public forum, it becomes a collaboration between the artist and the observer, for the artist to take back what they once made, remove it from all possible future appreciation, and for the artist to deny that the feelings and opinions made by their previous millions of collaborators upon the 'horribly flawed what was i thinking' work are valid is stupid, self-centered, and mean.
    butchreing art for the sake of political correctness is even worse, and a disgusting self abasement that is nothing more than censorship.
    [Edited last by Adam_S on October 01, 2001 at 12:22 AM]
     
  19. Mark E J

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    If this happens Spielberg will violate every artistic principle in existence! I'm really getting sick of this. A "director's cut" is one thing, there you are simply putting back footage that was originally part of the film but removed at some point. I completely support this kind of thing, but removing footage or altering footage because you changed your mind or political beliefs years after the fact is not art, creativity, or poetic license. IT IS NOTHING LESS THAN VANDALISM!
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    Maybe I'm wrong about this but I thought when a film is chosen for the Library of Congress' National Film Registry, it was automatically protected from any kind of alteration, mutilation, colorization, etc. E.T. is in the National Film Registry. Mr. Spielberg, I'm putting you under citizen's arrest!
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