'E.T.' 30th anniversary: Steven Spielberg returns guns for Blu-ray release
But thankfully in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary, Steven Spielberg realized his mistake and the guns of your youth are back in place for the Blu-ray release scheduled for October, reports Vulture.
"For myself, I tried [changing a film] once and lived to regret it," Spielberg tells an audience at a "Raiders of the Lost Ark" screening last fall. "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.'"
Check out a preview with the edited footage below (the walkie-talkies are at about the 1:13 mark) and then the Blu-ray release trailer below that with the guns rightfully restored at around the 25-second mark.