New trailer: E.T. coming soon on Blu-ray
E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial is coming to Blu-ray this fall and we finally have a trailer to see. Not that it at all differs from any other trailer for E.T., but I suppose some people still get teary when they hear the score and see tweens scream at each other for no apparent reason.
Truth be told, and I've said this a million times before, but people keep asking about: I've never seen E.T. and I don't really care to either. Why? The movie came out in 1982, when I was about 15 years old. And I'm sorry, but at 15, there were a ton of other movies that year I wanted to see more than some tear-jerker about a lumpy alien and a bunch of law-breaking tots. (Let's start with Star Trek 2 and then add Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Blade Runner, Conan the Barbarian and even Last American Virgin to the list.)
In fact, and I can tell you this total and complete certainty: The No. 1 movie EVERY SINGLE 15-YEAR-OLD wanted to watch in 1982 was not E.T., it was Porky's. (And aside from the "Why do they call you Lassie" scene, that's a totally forgettable flick in retrospect.)
If you're outraged right now, it's probably because you were born after 1967 and thus were the appropriate age to want to see E.T. So feel free to spend your hard-earned coin on the Blu-ray version, due out this fall. And in the meantime, here's a short E.T. trivia quiz to see if you can your money where your mouth is:
1. What was the original working title for E.T.?
2. Name Michael Jackson's song that was considered for use in the movie.
3. What is Elliot's dog's name?
4. How does the alien get the name "E.T.?"
5. The deluxe laserdisc version of the movie has a different final scene. How does that version end?