Phoning home again: ‘E.T.’ 30 years later
Published: October 6, 2012 11:19AM
Updated: October 6, 2012 12:15PM
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This undated publicity film image released by Universal Pictures shows Henry Thomas as Elliott and E.T. in a basket on a bicycle in a scene from director Steven Spielberg's "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." In honor of the 30th anniversary of “E.T.,” a digitally remastered feature film returns to theaters Oct. 3, 2012, along with a Blu-ray Anniversary Edition available Oct. 9. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

Los Angeles • How old is too old to sob like a little girl at “E.T. – the Extra-Terrestrial”? If you are a child of the ’80s, the movie probably holds a special place in your pop-culture history and in your heart. The Steven Spielberg film that would become a 1980s phenomenon is coming out on Blu-Ray for the first time Tuesday – 30 years, four Academy Awards and nearly $800 million after its theatrical release. To commemorate this, theaters across the country recently showed a digitally re-mastered version of the film for one night only.