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Steven Spielberg’s magical E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial brings back many memories of childhood pleasures, apprehensions, sadness, and triumphs for the child in us all.



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I really do want this movie in 4K but I'll wait for a more reasonable price, say $25.

You say is illness is unexplained, but the kids found him freezing in a creek. He caught a chill and it got worse. That's how I've always thought of it.
 

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I really do want this movie in 4K but

You say is illness is unexplained, but the kids found him freezing in a creek. He caught a chill and it got worse. That's how I've always thought of it.
He had started fading before he was found comatose in that creek. I always assumed he really wasn't suited for Earth's atmosphere and was dying from that. But that just proves the point I was making. It's not clear what the problem is, nor is it clear why he dies (or appears to) and then comes back to life (other than to give the audience a huge scare and then an emotional release).
 

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I think I'm going to wait until November and December with a hope it's part of some sale.
I am doing the same thing with this, and most other new UHD releases. The only exception has been titles from Lionsgate, whose UHD titles have been priced very aggressively upon release.
 

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He had started fading before he was found comatose in that creek. I always assumed he really wasn't suited for Earth's atmosphere and was dying from that. But that just proves the point I was making. It's not clear what the problem is, nor is it clear why he dies (or appears to) and then comes back to life (other than to give the audience a huge scare and then an emotional release).

I've always thought it was pretty clear that the individuals of his species were somehow nurtured by their connected heart lights, and that E.T.'s prolonged separation from his shipmates (and their heart light energy) caused the decline in his health. His miraculous "rebirth" as they approach Earth to rescue him makes this even more apparent.
 

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He had started fading before he was found comatose in that creek. I always assumed he really wasn't suited for Earth's atmosphere and was dying from that. But that just proves the point I was making. It's not clear what the problem is, nor is it clear why he dies (or appears to) and then comes back to life (other than to give the audience a huge scare and then an emotional release).

His species needs to be with others. He tries "connecting" with Elliot, which is why Elliot says he can "feel what he feels." But it's not enough, which is why they both start getting sick. It's why after E.T. is found by the creek, the kids decide to tell their mother. When they do, Elliot explains, "I think we're dying." He also says E.T. needs to go home to live.

After the scientists are there, they discover the connection, because when E.T. dies, the say the link between the two is breaking. They get Elliot back but they lose E.T. And his miraculous resurrection is what leads Elliot to surmise, "Does this mean they're coming?" The proximity of the ship, and the communal life force of his family, is what recharges him.
 

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His species needs to be with others. He tries "connecting" with Elliot, which is why Elliot says he can "feel what he feels." But it's not enough, which is why they both start getting sick. It's why after E.T. is found by the creek, the kids decide to tell their mother. When they do, Elliot explains, "I think we're dying." He also says E.T. needs to go home to live.

After the scientists are there, they discover the connection, because when E.T. dies, the say the link between the two is breaking. They get Elliot back but they lose E.T. And his miraculous resurrection is what leads Elliot to surmise, "Does this mean they're coming?" The proximity of the ship, and the communal life force of his family, is what recharges him.
Makes perfect sense. Thanks.
 

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Haven't seen the movie in years, might buy this. Had to look up, however, to make sure the guns were back and the walkie talkies were gone. Won't buy adulterated movies. :)
 

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Haven't seen the movie in years, might buy this. Had to look up, however, to make sure the guns were back and the walkie talkies were gone. Won't buy adulterated movies. :)
Depends on whether or not you care about E.T. coughing an extra time in one scene from a 1985 reissue.
 

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I've never watched this film in any format. It's on NetFlix, might finally watch it there.
 

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Anybody compare the 4k to the 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray uprezzed? I only ask as I still don't have a UHD player and that disc still holds up IMHO.
 

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As a film purist HDR to me personally takes away from the film qualities of the original and only add a punched-up fake look. Not a fan.
 

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As a film purist HDR to me personally takes away from the film qualities of the original and only add a punched-up fake look. Not a fan.
To each his own. I'm a film purist too, but I don't see a problem with HDR as long as it is applied correctly without being overdone.
 

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The non limited edition is part of a 2 for $35 sale this week at Best Buy. Now have to decide if I want to pair it with Get Out or Split.

Thanks for this. I was going to wait, too, but Best Buy did have a 2nd UHD title as part of this offer that I wanted -- King Kong. So, each for $17.50 is a great deal -- especially with free shipping!
 

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