E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL COMING SOON!
IN CELEBRATION OF ITS FIRST EVER RELEASE ON BLU-RAY AND TO COINCIDE WITH THE FILM’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY...
To celebrate the Blu-ray release and the 30th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s beloved classic film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, six Madame Tussauds locations including here in London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Sydney and Hollywood and Tokyo to follow March 2013 are set to bring to life one of films’ most iconic characters. The Extra-Terrestrial star will be immortalised in our signature wax form and unveiled on 22 October 2012.
All six E.T. figures are being worked on simultaneously by a huge creative team at Merlin Studios in West London, using a raft of reference photographs and footage from the film to capture a perfect likeness.
Guests will be able to take Elliott’s place in the scene that saw E.T. and Elliott soaring on a BMX against the backdrop of a stunning full moon, which was recently voted by fans as Universal Pictures’ most memorable movie moment.
E.T. fans will be able to relive this classic scene and many others, with the first ever release of the film on Blu-ray, featuring never-before-seen footage from the film set including an interview with director Steven Spielberg.
Eddie Cunningham, President, Universal Pictures International Entertainment commented, “E.T. is one of Universal’s most iconic and beloved characters, and in this our 100th Anniversary year, it is fitting that he is brought to life by Madame Tussauds in their attractions around the world this October. The interactive experience at Madame Tussauds, together with the first ever Blu-ray release of the film, will truly capture E.T. and bring to life this unforgettable character.”
In 1982, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial became the biggest blockbuster of the year, debuting at number one around the world. A testament to its enduring appeal, it remains one of the most successful, well-loved films for the past three decades and will continue to inspire generations to come.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will be out to own for the first time on Blu-ray on 22nd October 2012.