In yet another example of out-of-touch producers fixing what isn't broken, the walkie-talkies in E.T. will be digitally replaced by guns.
1982's E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial is getting the Blu Ray treatment in November, but fans may be upset when they learn that director Steven Spielberg is making some pretty drastic changes to the beloved classic. In one memorable scene in the movie, federal agents (spoiler alert!) threaten young Eliot and his friends with walkie-talkies. The Outhouse has learned that, through the miracles of modern computer graphics, and in what is likely an effort to make the film seem more "extreme" for modern times, the walkie talkies will be digitally replaced by guns. Watch the Blu Ray trailer below and see for yourself.
This reporter wonders when Hollywood will learn to stop messing with the classics. What's next, altering Star Wars so that Han Solo shoots first?
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Strict31 wrote:I'm not sure that combining the nigh-uncontrollable power of LOLtron with the Nacireman is a good idea. Some years from now, when mankind is on the verge of extinction, we'll be able to look back and remember this moment, and say, "DANG."
nietoperz wrote:So Spielberg saw sense at last? Nice.
Yeah he said this around September:
"For myself, I tried [changing a film] once and lived to regret it. Not because of fan outrage, but because I was disappointed in myself. I got overly sensitive to [some of the reaction] to E.T., and I thought if technology evolved, [I might go in and change some things]…it was OK for a while, but I realized what I had done was I had robbed people who loved E.T. of their memories of E.T. [...] If I put just one cut of E.T. on Blu-ray and it was the 1982, would anyone object to that? [The crowd yells "NO!" in unison.] OK, so be it."
It's good that he can accept that he made a mistake. Is George Lucas listening?
Jude Terror wrote:I'll vote for NPWFBH in the next election.
The President wrote:Yeah he said this around September:
I like that he pretty much owned up to it and corrected his own mistake. Of course, the cynic in me still expects a double-dip at some point to get the special edition out there, but at least he made the original available to give people an option -- right George?
I think Lucas buys into his own mythology much more than Spielberg, which is strange considering the stuff he was most known for would be unrecognizable if not for other people coming in and giving him a sanity check, (like Star Wars and Raiders). Especially Star Wars, which would have been crap if he hadn't listened to Spielberg. But now he buys that he's some kind of infallible genius at movie making, with Phantom Menace and Jar Jar Binks results.