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*** Official E.T. Discussion Thread *2 Disk Set Includes Original Version of the Film!


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#41 of 663 Evan Case

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Posted October 13 2002 - 09:30 AM

Good news! The music is intact in the 1982 release.

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#42 of 663 Aaryn Chan

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Posted October 13 2002 - 10:11 AM

Danm, I hate those french translation everywhere on the packaging! They even translated "a STEVEN SPIELBERG film" to "un film de STEVEN SPIELBERG" Posted Image

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#43 of 663 Dan Brecher

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Posted October 13 2002 - 10:23 AM

Great news on the music. Really sounds like they did a bang up job for the 1982 transfer. Given I am keeping my LD box set which carries the orignal soundtrack I really could not be more pleased...

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Posted October 13 2002 - 10:23 AM

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I have even more respect for Mr. Spielberg now! Lucas should learn from him. I also believe that they didn’t intend originally to include the original cut on the 2-Disc set but later changed their minds thanks to people’s complaints!
Probably true.

This news has absolutely made my day (and my week and probably my month). Kudos to Spielberg and Universal for coming around and doing the sensible thing. Posted Image

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#45 of 663 Jonathan Burk

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Posted October 13 2002 - 10:26 AM

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Unfortunately there's no English DD 2.0 track for the 1982 version

Why would you want a 2.0 track? ET had a first run 70mm release with "6-Track Dolby Stereo" in 1982. Did Universal use the 2002 soundmix on the original version on the DVD, or is it a remix of the 1982 version?


#46 of 663 Dan Brecher

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Posted October 13 2002 - 10:29 AM

Jonathan, it was established they used the 02 mix although it carries the relevant tweaks restoring it to the 1982 cut (the "terrorist" line and additional music).

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#47 of 663 Neil_Duffy

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Posted October 13 2002 - 10:32 AM

Well, I'm not really one to scorn what's being said - as I too desperately hope that the 1982 version of ET is indeed on the 2nd disc... but I found this article...

http://www.dvdfile.c...ut_list/et.html

Now, I don't know... what does anyone else think?

#48 of 663 Dan Hitchman

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Posted October 13 2002 - 10:33 AM

Unless there is a compelling reason with the extras on the discs to buy the Boxed Set (ie full documentary, etc.), it's the two disc-er for me!

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#49 of 663 Dan Brecher

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Posted October 13 2002 - 10:37 AM

Neil, it's the ORIGINAL theatrical release. That line is there...

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#50 of 663 Colin Jacobson

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Posted October 13 2002 - 10:42 AM

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Well, I'm not really one to scorn what's being said - as I too desperately hope that the 1982 version of ET is indeed on the 2nd disc... but I found this article...

http://www.dvdfile.c...ut_list/et.html

Now, I don't know... what does anyone else think?

I think that article is almost three months old and has nothing to do with the DVD release - it discusses the 2002 SE theatrical version and PRIOR video editions. The news that the 2-DVD package includes the 1982 cut is fresh for everybody since none of us got screeners - back in July, we all expected only the deluxe set would feature the 1982 version, but that appears to have changed...
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#51 of 663 Neil_Duffy

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Posted October 13 2002 - 10:43 AM

Dan, I can asssure you, I definitely want to believe this story.

However, Speilberg being a bit like Mr Lucas, I can't see him authorising the line change. Especially having read that article about the orignal Laserdisc verion and VHS (which I still have)already being cut. Plus he tweaked theatrical prints too.

Surely Spielberg considers the 1988 VHS and Laserdisc version as his original vision?

#52 of 663 Dan Brecher

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Posted October 13 2002 - 10:54 AM

Neil, seriously, those who have the disc, those who have posted in this thread will tell you it's there!!!!


David,

Can you, or anyone else with the set, do me a BIG favour and turn to the live recording music track and tell me if right at the very beginning just before the logo or as the logo appears if someone in the crowd shouts "I love you John"? That voice will be the cry of a friend of mine from a filmmusic forum who is itching to know if he made the track. Posted Image

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#53 of 663 Adam_WM

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Posted October 13 2002 - 10:56 AM

So what exactly is my reason for keeping my Ultimate Edition pre-order? Anyone?
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#54 of 663 Dan Brecher

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Posted October 13 2002 - 11:03 AM

Adam, when we know thwe full final spec of the gift set, we'll know then. Right now we know of no one with the set to come forward. Like I've said, if mine comes tomorrow or tuesday as expected, I'll report in immediately.

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#55 of 663 David Ely

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Posted October 13 2002 - 11:05 AM

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at the very beginning just before the logo or as the logo appears if someone in the crowd shouts "I love you John"?


Nope, no such voice is heard on the recording.
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#56 of 663 Neil_Duffy

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Posted October 13 2002 - 11:07 AM

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So what exactly is my reason for keeping my Ultimate Edition pre-order? Anyone?


Perhaps there's a free return ticket to ET's home planet?Posted Image

#57 of 663 Kenneth Cummings

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Posted October 13 2002 - 11:11 AM

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So what exactly is my reason for keeping my Ultimate Edition pre-order? Anyone?


Unless it contains, D.T., the Drunken Tresdial (make sense if you seen the Critic)! By the way, 1982, now that a good year (guess why for me?). ^^
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#58 of 663 Dan Brecher

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Posted October 13 2002 - 11:11 AM

Thanks David.

Guys I have come across this regarding the gift set disc content and layout;

DISC 1 - 2002 VERSION / An introduction by Steven Spielberg / Isolated John Williams Live at the Shrine Auditorium Feature Score / Space Exploration

DISC 2 - 1982 VERSION / Steven Spielberg: A Look Back / Original Theatrical Trailer / DVD-ROM Features including Total Axess

DISC 3 - The Evolution and Creation of E.T. / John Williams Conducts the Orchestra / The Reunion / The 20th Anniversary Premiere / Designs / Photograhhs and Marketing / Production Notes / Cast and Filmmakers / DVD-Rom Features including Total Axess

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#59 of 663 Adam_WM

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Posted October 13 2002 - 11:14 AM

David, can we get a comparison between Dan's Gift Set content and two disc content. Are there any differences?
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#60 of 663 Kenneth Cummings

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Posted October 13 2002 - 11:15 AM

So I guessing you got the box in the mail, Dan and not get it cancelled in time?
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