40 years ago, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial first entered theaters, quickly becoming a pop culture phenomenon. In the decades since the film first debuted, talk of alien life and UFOs has become substantially less taboo, with even government officials on Capitol Hill taking notice. Whatever the case, E.T. star Henry Thomas is sure we're not alone in the universe.
"I believe in other life out there," the actor tells ComicBook.com's Chris Killian. "The odds of a single-cell organism existing somewhere else are pretty high."
See our full interview with Thomas above.
Are aliens real?
That's the million dollar question. As you know by now, proof of alien life has yet to be definitely proven. That said, the United States government has place an increased focus on the observation and reporting of UAP—unidentified aerial phenomena—even suggesting there may be some crafts not made on this planet.
"Temporary nonattributed objects, or those that are positively identified as man-made after analysis, will be passed to appropriate offices and should not be considered under the definition as unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena," a Congressional report release earlier this year reads.
About E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD release
Per press release, "Journey back to the magic and adventure of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the beloved masterpiece from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg, with this all-new release celebrating the 40th-anniversary of the film, available to own on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. There has never been a better time to relive this cinematic classic and four-time Academy Award winner, including Best Music by legendary composer John Williams. The anniversary release showcases over 45 minutes of all-new bonus features including a retrospective of the film and its lasting legacy and a featurette with Steven Spielberg reflecting on his career and the making of E.T. 40 years later. This release also includes all the original bonus features including deleted scenes, cast and filmmaker reunion, a discussion with John Williams about the iconic music from the film, and more. This E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial release is the definitive way to experience the heartwarming movie that is sure to thrill viewers of all ages again with its timeless message of trust, courage, and the overwhelming power of friendship.
"Captivating audiences of all ages, this timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy he befriends. Join Elliot (Henry Thomas), Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and Michael (Robert MacNaughton) as they come together to help E.T. find his way back home, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is 'one of the great American films' (Leonard Maltin) that forever belongs in the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere."
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD.0comments