Respected film critic Leonard Maltin says in the clip: “Steven Spielberg has the gift of having the child inside of us all, because he himself has that quality.”
You really can’t argue with that, especially not after looking at this feature set. After all, who else would film a scene involving dozens of loose frogs hopping around a wild classroom? “ET” is a deeply empathetic film, and perhaps that’s why it remains such an important cultural landmark.
While its official anniversary is coming this early June, it’s certainly not too late to celebrate the magic this iconic alien has brought to audiences over four decades. The newly remastered version of “ET the Extra-Terrestrial” will launch on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on October 14. For more information on the release, see Universal Pictures’ statement about it. under:
“Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Robert MacNaughton star in the unforgettable story of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy who helps him find his way home. Digitally edited for visuals and sound This incredible story is sure to thrill viewers of all ages with its timeless message of trust, courage, and the unsurpassed power of friendship.”
https://www.slashfilm.com/1056686/40-years-later-this-exclusive-e-t-featurette-examines-spielbergs-inner-child/ 40 years later, this exclusive Featurette ET examines Spielberg’s inner child