E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Arrives Here at Madame Tussauds London
To celebrate the Blu-ray release and the 30th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s beloved classic film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, five Madame Tussauds locations – including London, Hollywood, Sydney, Amsterdam and Berlin launched an astonishing wax likeness of the eponymous hero in his own set, bringing to life one of the movie’s most iconic scenes.
Here in the London young guests took Elliott’s place in the scene that saw E.T. and Elliott on a BMX against the backdrop of a stunning full moon, which was recently voted by fans as Universal Pictures’ most memorable movie moment. All of the figures were created here in London by using detailed information sourced by our world renowned artists.
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.
The figure was first perfectly sculpted in clay and then moulded in wax. Our expert colourists then used oil paints to perfectly recreate E.T.’s unique complexion. The entire process took around two months and cost £50,000 to produce.
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 from Monday 22nd October.