E.T

E.T

The Extra-terrestrial

DVD - 2005
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Follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends 10-year-old, Elliot, and experiences an unforgettable adventure.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2005
ISBN: 9781417065806
Branch Call Number: DVD JNF 791.4372 ET
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Extra-terrestrial

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SPPL_Anna Mar 20, 2018

This probably speaks more to how easily stressed out I was as a child, but the part where the government people come for E.T. with the hazmat suits and everything colored my viewing experience so strongly that I haven't watched E.T. since.

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ThomasJWhiting
Feb 10, 2018

VERY GOOD 1982 Speilberg sci-fi film with fun youth flavor. This was first time I'd seen it - glad I finally did.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Probably the best family movie ever made.

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green_cat_3454
Jan 13, 2018

I don't understand why this movie is a classic. The plot is weird, and E.T. is dorky and annoying. Also there is quite a bit more language and crude jokes than I would appreciate in this movie. Not a "classic" as everyone claims. Not recommended.

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UncommonDissent
Aug 03, 2017

A classic from a master director.

SaraLovesBooks May 31, 2017

I recently re-watched this film after having not seen it since I was a child. I truly disliked it. The special effects were impressive, but like so many films of the 1980's, the main character ruined it for me. Why were so many of the children of 1980's films such royal brats? I don't find it precocious; I find it annoying. I did like the oldest brother, and found him and his story far more interesting than his younger brother. I sympathized with the mom as well. I found E.T. the character as both creepy and annoying. There were touching moments within this film, but overall, I don't understand why this film is considered a classic. I wasn't particularly enamored of it when I was a kid, and as an adult, I find it practically unwatchable.

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britprincess1ajax
Mar 02, 2017

This film is a family classic and notable for its blending of the science fiction genre and the family film genre. Usually, the two are incompatible, but Spielberg created a marvelous alien, especially one for the times, that seemed alive, functional, one with a heart and soul and feelings, and that was important. The alien bonds with a little boy named Elliott and everyone else comes along for the ride as they try to get him back to his home planet, but there's the ominous inclusion of adult elements that no kid should have to deal with, like government interference and xenobiological research, complete with security measures around their home and armed guards ready to shoot. Most people love this film because they grew up with it, so for those who don't understand its appeal, that's probably why, but everyone loves the car-and-bike chase that gave Amblin studios its logo. It warms the heart and heightens the spirit, and, now as an adult, I pour tears at the end, something I don't remember doing as a child. The emotional connection must grow stronger with nostalgia. Ultimately, I would recommend the restored Blu-Ray of E.T. because it reclaimed the beauty of the original, including the scene where the guns were replaced with walkie-talkies to kowtow to oddball sensibilities without noting that this change alters the emotional reaction needed for the narrative to make sense. The Blu-Ray also makes it even better to see just how fantastic this film really is on a visual level, before the heavily used CGI era was ushered in. I would definitely recommend E.T. to absolutely everyone.

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mammothhawk229e
Jan 20, 2017

Didn't believe corny first contact film as a kid when it came out.
Why people want to watch rose tinted film back then?
Even I knew on European explorers, adventurers & settlers changed pre-industrial societies extrapolated into nothing good.
Easily understood US government's reaction to E.T given they did to many cultures & possibility of no resistance to new or mutated diseases via cross-contamination.

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Triple_X_Rex
Jan 19, 2017

Now nearly 40 years old - E.T. barely deserves a 2-star rating.

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Dolphin_0
Dec 11, 2016

I love this movie. One of the best movies i've ever seen.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

E.T.: Be good.

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Bronco92
Apr 13, 2017

"E.T. phone home."

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Monolith
Jun 17, 2012

Michael: "Maybe it was an iguana." Elliot: "It was NO iguana." Michael: "Maybe, um - you know how they say there are alligators in the sewers?" Gertie: "Alligators in the sewers." Mary: "All we're trying to say is, maybe you just probably imagined it. It happened..." Elliot: "I couldn't have imagined it!" Michael: "Maybe it was a pervert or a deformed kid or something." Gertie: "A deformed kid." Michael: (mockingly) "Maybe an elf or a leprechaun." Elliot: "It was nothing like that, penis-breath!" Mary: (laughs in shock) "ELLIOT! Sit down."

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EowynThandawen
Feb 13, 2012

Ouch!
Micheal; No. No, it's a fake knife!

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lol
Feb 13, 2010

tis is da most gayest movie i've ever seen!!! obviously!

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ladyhawk
Mar 31, 2008

"E.T. phone home"

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britprincess1ajax
Mar 02, 2017

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blue_leopard_529
Feb 11, 2015

blue_leopard_529 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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britprincess1
Jul 03, 2013

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Coarse Language: Explicit language.

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