E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (40th Anniversary Edition)
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It’s nice, but being shown in pretty sub par quality (and one I’ve seen before), I skipped this one this time around. John Veitch, president of the studio's worldwide productions, also felt that the script was not good or scary enough to draw enough crowd.
The director was impressed with her wild imagination and considered it a perfect fit for the troublemaking character. The 35th Anniversary Edition contained no extras whatsoever on the actual 4K disc, while this 40th Anniversary Edition includes all of the extras on the 4K disc (and even adds two new bonus features exclusive to this release). T. disguises himself as a stuffed toy in Elliott's closet was suggested by fellow director Robert Zemeckis after he read a draft of the screenplay that Spielberg had sent him.Mary becomes horrified upon discovering her son's illness and the dying alien, just as a group of government agents dressed in biohazard suits led by "Keys" invades the house. Political commentator George Will was one of few to pan the film, feeling it spread subversive notions about childhood and science. Filming Raiders of the Lost Ark in Tunisia caused a sense of loneliness in Spielberg, far from his family and friends, and made memories of his childhood creation resurface.
for the first time, [he] has put his breathtaking technical skills at the service of his deepest feelings". However, the project was set aside due to delays on 1941, but the concept of making a small autobiographical film about childhood would stay with him.The film premiered at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival's closing gala on May 26, 1982,   and was released in the United States on June 11, 1982.