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E.T. The Extra Terrestrial back in digital avatar

hollywood Updated: Jun 01, 2012 13:39 IST

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Oscar-winning film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will soon be released in a digital format to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, the Blu-ray DVD of the film will feature never-seen-before footage from the sets of the film and will include a new interview with Spielberg, a report said.

"When E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial premiered in 1982, it captured the imaginations of people young, old and everyone in between in a way that was unparalleled in modern movie history," said Craigh Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

"A global cultural phenomenon-and the biggest box-office blockbuster of its day-E.T. brought out the child in all of us. We are thrilled audiences will now be able to experience the film in the astounding quality of Blu-ray," he added.

The new version of the film, about an extra-terrestrial entity and his camaraderie with a young boy, includes two deleted scenes, a reunion with the cast and filmmaker, a feature on the evolution and creation of the movie and a discussion with composer John Williams.

The film will be released on Blu-ray DVD in October.