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#1 of 178 Kim Donald

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Posted September 29 2001 - 10:15 PM

"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 of 178 Michael Dueppen

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Posted September 29 2001 - 10:44 PM

Keeping my fingers crossed.
I have a bad feeling regarding this, though...

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#3 of 178 Quint van der Vaart

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Posted September 29 2001 - 10:47 PM

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 of 178 Kyle McKnight

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Posted September 29 2001 - 11:14 PM

I hope they don't really take out the guns.

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#5 of 178 Quint van der Vaart

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Posted September 29 2001 - 11:48 PM

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.c....01/indies.html

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#6 of 178 Jeff Krispow

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Posted September 30 2001 - 03:40 AM

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I hope they don't really take out the guns.

Well, in an interview I read sometime ago (last year?), Spielberg was supposedly quote as saying that all the guns would be digitally removed from E.T and that cell phones would replace them. Something about how Spielberg's mindset changed and how he no longer believe in the use of guns in his films, blah, blah, blah.

While I really hope that he presents E.T. fully intact and without at digital futzing, I seriously doubt we'll see it that way. Look how many times he "changed his mind" about Close Encounters and how many different edits he did of that. I'd like to also think that if he does indeed make the gun changes, that the DVD would have an option allowing the consumer to choose which version to watch (guns or cell phones), but I think the chances of that happening are zero.

Personally, I am SO tired of this constant tampering of films, especially with those Spielberg and Lucas guys. Okay, you made a few films, now LEAVE THEM ALONE. You wanna spruce them up, fine, restore the film, make it look beautiful. But enough of the repeated editorial changes and that horrible digital tampering! Let these films stand on their own merit.

Okay, mini lecture over.

As for what really will happen with E.T., we'll just have to wait and see it with our own eyes. But I don't think there will any changes for the better...

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#7 of 178 Dan Hitchman

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Posted September 30 2001 - 04:26 AM

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 of 178 Gavin_L

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Posted September 30 2001 - 04:51 AM

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

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#9 of 178 Chad R

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Posted September 30 2001 - 06:36 AM

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.

#10 of 178 Sam E. Torres

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Posted September 30 2001 - 07:43 AM

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I thought it was walkie-talkies, not cell phones.

well, 80's cellphones pretty much look like walkie-talkies with their bulk size and all-do you remember those things? Posted Image

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#11 of 178 Mike Russell

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Posted September 30 2001 - 07:52 AM

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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#12 of 178 Colin Jacobson

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Posted September 30 2001 - 08:01 AM

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Spielberg did say in an interview that it will have a DTS (ES) track to die for.

How good could it be? It's not like ET is a film that will ever offer demo material sonically. Maybe if Spiely ADDED some guns we could get some Saving Private ET action - that'd rock the house!

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#13 of 178 Gilbert Galindo

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Posted September 30 2001 - 10:29 AM

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?

#14 of 178 Jose Q

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Posted September 30 2001 - 02:18 PM

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!

#15 of 178 Edwin Pereyra

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Posted September 30 2001 - 03:50 PM

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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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Posted September 30 2001 - 04:08 PM

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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#17 of 178 GerardoHP

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Posted September 30 2001 - 05:11 PM

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But enough of the repeated editorial changes and that horrible digital tampering! Let these films stand on their own merit.

HEAR, HEAR!

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#18 of 178 Adam_S

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Posted September 30 2001 - 05:17 PM

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.

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#19 of 178 Mark E J

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Posted September 30 2001 - 07:25 PM

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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#20 of 178 Bill Huelbig

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Posted September 30 2001 - 11:36 PM

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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