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It’s reassuring to see more catalogue titles slowly emerging from various studios’ archives on 4K disc, and with America’s #1 movie director Steven Spielberg clearly backing the format wholeheartedly, here is part two of our Must-own Spielbergs feature with a selection of another three spinners. If you missed part one, please take a look here.
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), 4K UHD Blu-ray, UPHE
Now this may be a controversial entry, particularly when measured up against other compelling omitted 4K choices like Ready Player One (2018) and War of the Worlds (2005), but there is something iconic about Spielberg’s 1982 yarn E.T. surrounding a young boy’s friendship with a benign and goggle-eyed alien. Almost a companion piece to the Tobe Hooper-helmed and Spielberg-produced Poltergeist (also 1982), both films manage to imprint a cultural stamp on tract-housed middle America, and while...
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“Now this may be a controversial entry, particularly when measured up against other compelling omitted 4K choices like Ready Player One (2018) and War of the Worlds (2005),”

Huh? Controversial how? E.T is infinitely more loved than either of those two films. I enjoyed both immensely but are nowhere near the brilliance of ET. It would have been controversial if you had omitted it.
 
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By the way it’s Melissa Mathison, (formerly married to Harrison Ford who plays the faceless teacher in the film) not Marie.
 

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“Add in a DTS:X mix with the Williams score now seeping into your overheads,”

Jaws has a Dolby Atmos mix. Not a DTS:X mix.

Dude. Proofread;)
 

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“Williams’s exhilarating melodies played by the LSO fills up the entire immersive soundstage”

The LSO played for JW on many of his scores but not this one. This was recorded at the Culver City studios (now Sony) by an orchestra of LA session musicians
 

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“Williams’s exhilarating melodies played by the LSO fills up the entire immersive soundstage”

The LSO played for JW on many of his scores but not this one. This was recorded at the Culver City studios (now Sony) by an orchestra of LA session musicians
Thank you for clearing that up, Dave. I found two sources online stating LSO, but clearly unverified! I've changed the text.
 

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Huh? Controversial how? E.T
I feel if anything was controversial about ET was weh Spielberg edited the guns out of ET and replaced them with walkie talkies! This was later corrected and I believe both versions of the film where made available later.
 
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I think it's a wonderful film. I was surprised at the reaction in the first instalment that there was quite a bit of resistance to the film in the comments, but I know it's not to everyone's taste.
 
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I think it's a wonderful film. I was surprised at the reaction in the first instalment that there was quite a bit of resistance to the film in the comments, but I know it's not to everyone's taste.
What resistance? First installment?
 

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He's talking, generally, about the anti-Spielberg ranting that infected Part One of his series.

@Martin Dew - I've really enjoyed both these articles. I love it when passion for movies or movie makers is what folk build their articles on. Thank you!
I agree. These are great threads.

Again my point is that ET is pretty much universally loved so there is nothing controversial about it in that regard, despite a few minority opinions.
 
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I agree. These are great threads.

Again my point is that ET is pretty much universally loved so there is nothing controversial about it in that regard, despite a few minority opinions.
Yeah. I think ET is a classic but there are folk out there that don't see the appeal (they are clearly crazy) :)
 
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