EXCLUSIVE: Dee Wallace Talks ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ 30th Anniversary

The actress plays Elliot and Gertie’s mother Mary in Steven Spielberg’s classic, debuting on Blu-ray for the first time October 9.

The first movie I ever saw in the theater was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial when I was five years old. In the 30 years that followed, I honestly don't think I ever watched the movie again until a few weeks ago, when I received the 30th Anniversary Blu-ray. I suppose it's just one of those movies I never revisited, but I'm glad I waited until this anniversary edition, because Steven Spielberg's classic looks simply stunning in the high definition format.

I was recently invited to sit down with Dee Wallace, who played Mary, the mother of Elliot (Henry Thomas) and Gertie (Drew Barrymore) in this beloved family adventure, making its Blu-ray debut October 9. Take a look at my exclusive video interview with the actress, along with a little bonus treat.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released June 11th, 1982 and stars Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, K.C. Martel, Sean Frye, C. Thomas Howell. The film is directed by Steven Spielberg.

Sources: Brian Gallagher

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  1. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Eh, just nother way to make money.

    3 years agoby @cryptFlag

  2. Stephen Matthew Dafydd Davies

    What a thoroughly weak interview.

    3 years agoby @Stephen-Matthew-Dafydd-DaviesFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    Never was a fan of "E.T.".......Loved Dee Wallace in "Critters" and "The Howling"!.

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag


    @gallagher You just totally killed it! I thought you really met ET! ;)

    It is pretty awesome that you get to do that kind of stuff though! I just teach music classes and between lessons I movieweb all day! XD

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  5. Brian Gallagher

    @mcleve02 Haha thanks man. The magic of green-screen and a red hoodie:)

    3 years agoby @gallagherFlag


    @gallagher you got to meet E.T. You lucky bastard! That's awesome!!! XD

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  7. WongFu

    I would like it if Steven could go back to kid films for a while. I still like his newer films but every once in a while he should make family films.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    How the years have passed

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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