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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    83
    from 3 reviewers
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    1982
    115 min
    PG
    True 4K
    HDR10
    DTS:X

    Director: Steven Spielberg

    Actors: Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton

    Plot: A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

    Disc Release Date: 12 September 2017

    • Video
      85
    • Audio
      81
    • Extra
      67
    • Movie
      79

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • It's safe to say that E.T. has never looked this good for home viewing. Universal's UHD presentation, which would appear to be from the same 4K scan as the previous and very well-received 1080p Blu-ray,...

    • Audio
      90
    • E.T.'s DTS:X Master Audio soundtrack doesn't phone it in. While the film was originally released with a 2.0 soundtrack (which Universal has also included), the DTS:X track adds an overhead component to...

    • Extra
      80
    • E.T. contains no extras on the UHD disc proper, but it does carry over all of the extras from the 2012 Blu-ray release. Below is a quick listing of what's included; see the original Blu-ray.com review...

    • Movie
      90
    • A classic film earns one of the finest UHD releases to date. Universal has released the classic film 'E.T.' to the UHD format with 2160p/HDR-enhanced video and a new DTS:X soundtrack. And, yes, it's the...

    • Total
      90
    • The UHD presentation is certainly exceptional, but the question is, and always will be for any UHD -- particularly if the film in question has already earned a top-flight Blu-ray -- "is it worth it?" The...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the classic Spielberg film lands on Ultra HD with a surprisingly beautiful HEVC H.265 encode, which more than likely was struck from the recent restoration and remaster...

    • Audio
      80
    • For this latest home video release, Universal Studios has also decided to upgrade the audio to a DTS:X soundtrack that doesn't sound that much different than its DTS-HD counterpart, so I'll repeat most...

    • Extra
      60
    • Many of the supplements from the previous Blu-ray releases are ported over for this Ultra HD package.A Look Back (SD, 38 min): A short making-of doc, formerly exclusive to the 3-disc DVD, features interviews...

    • Movie
      100
    • Thirty-five years since its initial theatrical run, the story of the friendship between a boy and an extra-terrestrial still manages to bring me to tears. The bizarre alien creature that awkwardly wobbles...

    • Total
      90
    • Following one box-office success after another, Steven Spielberg delivered another blockbuster smash 35 years ago with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, a sci-fi masterpiece about friendship, family, and dealing...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      90
    • The Extra-Terrestrial comes to Ultra HD Blu-ray from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment featuring 2160pHEVC encoded video and lossless DTS:X/DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound that has an average bitrate...

    • Audio
      84
    • Extra
    • Disc 1: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray The E.T. Journals – Retrace the day-to-day experience of creating E.T from behind-the-scenes footage shot...

    • Movie
    • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is indeed a classic film that is beloved by fans the world over. I was 18 when it hit theaters and can recall the fervor that surrounded it. It seemed like everyone was not only...

    • Total
      87
    • The new DTS:X immersive sound compliments the video and beautifully reproduces John Williams’ memorable music score. The supplemental package is a good one that includes previously released material along...