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post #31 of 93
Real smart move, Universal!!! Oct. 3 is the first televised Presidential Debate. Can't even get a release date correct. Jeez.
post #32 of 93
digital remastering from the 35MM film, 7.1 surround sound and "hours of bonus features" That's so great!
post #33 of 93
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

Real smart move, Universal!!! Oct. 3 is the first televised Presidential Debate. Can't even get a release date correct. Jeez.

Sounds like a real good reason to go see a 30 year old movie... eek.gifbiggrin.giftongue.gif

I will get this for the good lady wife. It's her favourite film and is released not too far from her birthday.

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post #34 of 93
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

Real smart move, Universal!!! Oct. 3 is the first televised Presidential Debate. Can't even get a release date correct. Jeez.

I'd rather see ET than sit through a Presidential Debate. At least I could stay awake during ET and not be bored to death.
post #35 of 93
However, there won't be as many butts in the seats for E.T. because, yes, there will be those who want to watch the debates, no matter how political and sound bite-ish they may be. Universal could easily have picked a different day.
post #36 of 93
It's silly to worry about how many people will view the film as opposed to the debate. There's no way anywhere close to as many people could view it in the theater as the debates.

Let's say there are as many as 500 screens that show this (and it's unlikely anywhere near that high). Even if each of them gets 200 people apiece for each of 2 back to back showings that night, that's still only 200,000 people. Even the CW will get more viewers than that for their airing of the debates (assuming they don't opt for regular programming instead).

If you want to see ET on the big screen, go see it and use that DVR thingy to record the debate.

I swear, some people will find anything to blame on Universal. Hell, my bowling league is still scheduled to play that night, too... rolleyes.gif
post #37 of 93
Do you guys keep up with box office stats? People watch crap, even if every TV station blew up that day they would go see the latest Adam Sandler
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post #40 of 93
Ahh, the debates. A place where two people no one wanted square off on issues where they rarely differ except to pose some kind of inane one-up on the other opponent, both of them being fully controlled by Bankster cash.

Count me in the ET group.
post #41 of 93
E.T. looks fantastic and beautifully cinematic. Review is up at HDD

e_t_1.jpg e_t_3.jpg e_t_5.jpg
post #42 of 93
Those shots look very solid - that's two in a row for Universal.
post #43 of 93
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

Those shots look very solid - that's two in a row for Universal.

Between this and JAWS, Universal seems to have temporarily gotten their act together. Dare I say I now have high expectations for SCHINDLER'S LIST?
post #44 of 93
shots look pretty good! The only thing that struck me though was Elliot's RED jacket....almost too red. Still a MUST BUY wink.gif
post #45 of 93
Its that the LP master? Didn't someone have the shots?
post #46 of 93
Looks like one of Universal's strongest catalog efforts... only a vaguely electronic look to the image. Makes you wonder how Spielberg let Jurassic Park slip through.
post #47 of 93
Actually looks like film for once. Are we sure this is a Universal title? wink.gif
post #48 of 93
The opticals look kinda smudgy, but that sort of grain reduction is par for the course these days. Looks very nice otherwise. ET has 11 years on Jurassic Park, but you wouldn't know it from the quality of their respective Blu-rays.
post #49 of 93
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Originally Posted by 42041 View Post

Looks like one of Universal's strongest catalog efforts... only a vaguely electronic look to the image. Makes you wonder how Spielberg let Jurassic Park slip through.

Are you referring to the very slight EE on some scenes of shots posted at the BD site?
post #50 of 93
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Originally Posted by KBMAN View Post

shots look pretty good! The only thing that struck me though was Elliot's RED jacket....almost too red. Still a MUST BUY wink.gif

As someone who has a collectable film cell from the big DVD set of that exact shot, I will say it looks just as red as what you're seeing in the still posted here.

I'm not saying that film cell is the be all and end all, but it compares exactly to the still above.
post #51 of 93
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Originally Posted by KBMAN View Post

shots look pretty good! The only thing that struck me though was Elliot's RED jacket....almost too red. Still a MUST BUY wink.gif
Better than too teal! tongue.gif
post #52 of 93
Target is offering E.T. as a Steelbook exclusive.
post #53 of 93
The E.T spaceship set is sold out. I never usually get that 'collectable' stuff, but I thought that was a unique offer. I'm on a budget right now, so I opted to get a new copy of JAWS, and work my way up the spielberg latter. Indy set, then E.T. wink.gif
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post #55 of 93
Looking at those caps-a-holic comparisons, I'm amazed at the color similarity between them. Is this Blu-ray release somehow not taking advantage of rec709 color-space?
post #56 of 93
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Originally Posted by eNoize View Post

E.T. looks fantastic and beautifully cinematic. Review is up at HDD
e_t_1.jpg e_t_3.jpg e_t_5.jpg
I have to say, looking at these captures, it's the first time I've ever noticed Mom's "Betty Boop" pin on her jacket...

Heck, you can even see how flawless the lighting setup is in the fist picture since the only thing reflected in the kids' eyes is the little lamp that was sitting next to ET in the reversal shot of that scene (the top of which is in the lower right of the picture).
post #57 of 93
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Originally Posted by spectator View Post

Looking at those caps-a-holic comparisons, I'm amazed at the color similarity between them. Is this Blu-ray release somehow not taking advantage of rec709 color-space?

I thought that but I put it down to everytime I click on a blu shot I expect teal and it is not there this time.
post #58 of 93
Have to say, with wave after wave of high profile releases coming out this year with such underwhelming or mutilated transfers, E.T. is like the shining beacon I never expected to see. All credit to those involved who actually got this one right - makes you wonder how Jurassic Park could have turned out with this sort of treatment. Also, how the heck did E.T. make it out with so much grain intact yet Jaws looks like they turned up the DNR-o-meter just a bit too much in places?
post #59 of 93
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Originally Posted by NagysAudio View Post

Looks like another reference quality 10/10 release from Spielberg. What a year 2012 has been for movie fans and continues to be!
The Indiana Jones sequels look like crap...
Raiders is very very soft, and too much color grading in the first 10 minutes.
Jaws just doesn't.... look great.
E.T. looks fantastic though.
post #60 of 93
Well I trust Robert Harris very much and he had this to say:
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/323941/a-few-words-about-e-t-the-extra-terrestrial-in-blu-ray
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Extremely Highly Recommended

I am really looking forward to this one as it is one of my wife's favorite movies and none of our kids have ever seen it so we will be doing a family movie night this week smile.gif
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