WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Genre:Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 01 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 3.5
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This special Collector’s Edition of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. contains such supplemental materials as the theatrical trailer, production notes, biographical profiles of the film’s producers, and publicity photographs.

DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MCA/Universal Home Video
(Catalog Number): 40925
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $59.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 115
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1982
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(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Steven Spielberg
(Screenplay/Written By): Melissa Mathison
(Story): NA
(Music): John Williams
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): James D. Bissell
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(Editor): Carol Littleton
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Steven Spielberg & Kathleen Kennedy

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.75:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby A & 70mm 6 Track Dolby
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Magnificent must-have collectors edition of the movie that captured America’s heart. Lots of supplements included with the story about human values when a boy who tries to save his alien friend.

LaserDisc Picture:
This is an absolute superb digital transfer matted to about 1.78:1. The picture has such a feeling of reality to it that you can accept the fact that this fantastic story is really happening. Allen Daviau has realistically photographed everything to look natural including the everyday sources of light from lamps, windows, daylight and moonlight.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The spectacularly recorded music score by three-time Oscar®-winning John William is what really carries the emotional impact of this film with its warm melodic tonal elements and rich, vibrant and stirring dramatic counterpoints.
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