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September 11, 2012

‘E.T.’ coming to theaters, Blu-ray for 30th anniversary

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"E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. (Margaret Herrick Library)

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E.T., a strange spaceman with a glowing heart, relies on the help of a young boy and his siblings and friends to find his way home in "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (Turner Classic Movies)

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Elliott (Henry Thomas) communicates with E.T. in "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (ILM / Amblin Entertainment / Universal Studios)

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Gertie (Drew Barrymore) gets her first look at E.T. in "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (ILM / Amblin Entertainment / Universal Studios)

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Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and Elliott play with their alien friend in "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (ILM / Amblin Entertainment / Universal Studios)

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The strange spaceman investigates the food at Elliott's house in "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (ILM / Amblin Entertainment / Universal Studios)

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Elliott (Henry Thomas) and E.T. are in the family bathroom in this scene, which was cut from the original theatrical version of "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (ILM / Amblin Entertainment / Universal Studios)

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This bathtub scene with Elliott (Henry Thomas) and E.T., not in the original theatrical release, was added to the 2002 20th anniversary edition of "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (ILM / Universal Studios)

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Elliott (Henry Thomas) shows E.T. around the house in "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (ILM / Amblin Entertainment / Universal Studios)

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Elliott and E.T. take flight in a scene from "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (Margaret Herrick Library)

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Elliott (Henry Thomas) tries to help E.T. phone home in the woods in "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (ILM / Amblin Entertainment / Universal Studios)

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Elliott (Henry Thomas) and E.T. hide in a scene from "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (Margaret Herrick Library)

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Elliott (Henry Thomas) and E.T. lead a pack of bicycle-riding kids as they race to elude government capture in "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (Bruce McBroom / Universal Studios)

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Elliott (Henry Thomas) and E.T. lift off in a scene from "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (Bruce McBroom / Amblin Entertainment / Universal Studios)

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Gertie (Drew Barrymore) shares a tender moment with E.T. in a scene from "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (Bruce McBroom / Universal)

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Gertie (Drew Barrymore) kisses E.T. goodbye in a scene from "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (Margaret Herrick Library)

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An "E.T." reunion in 2002: Robert MacNaughton, left, Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace Stone, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote. (Alex Berliner / Universal Studios)

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Director Steven Spielberg, left, and young actor Henry Thomas on the set of "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." (Bruce McBroom / Amblin Entertainment / Universal Studios)

Thirty years after Steven Spielberg’s lovable spaceman first flew across the silver screen, “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” is returning to theaters for one night Oct. 3 and debuting on Blu-ray on Oct. 9.

“E.T.” chronicled the friendship between a lost alien and a young boy, Elliott (Henry Thomas), who tries to help the otherworldly stranger escape government agents and find his way home. The film starred Robert MacNaughton as Elliott’s older brother Michael and Drew Barrymore as their younger sister, Gertie. The film was nominated for nine Oscars, winning four, including for John Williams’ iconic score.

“E.T.” became a touchstone for children of the 1970s and ’80s, an inspiration for some of today’s most creative filmmakers (including J.J. Abrams and Joe Cornish), and a life-altering experience for a young Spielberg.

“When I went home from production of ‘E.T.,’ I didn’t want to go home,” the director said during Comic-Con International in 2011. “I realized for the first time in my life that I wanted to have children. I have seven now, thanks to ‘E.T.’”

The film will screen Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. local time in more than 500 movie theaters across the country. Select theaters will also host matinee screenings at 2 p.m.

The event, hosted by Universal Pictures and Turner Classic Movies, includes a taped introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, which includes an interview with Drew Barrymore. Tickets are available on FathomEvents.com.

The “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the original 1982 theatrical movie, the new remastered version, an interview with Spielberg, and previously unreleased footage from the set.

In the 2002 anniversary edition of the film, Spielberg added several new scenes, including one which has E.T. take a bath, and made several digital alterations, including replacing the agents’ guns with walkie-talkies. At a 2011 Hero Complex anniversary screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Spielberg promised that the Blu-ray release would revert to the original version, and a trailer (above) for the Blu-ray edition reveals the guns are back.

Check out some memorable scenes from the film in the gallery above. Or for an intimate behind-the-scenes peek, check out the set photos we found in our archives and posted earlier this summer.

– Noelene Clark

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