RIPT Apparel has two designs on sale today inspired by E.T.: Extraterrestrial: “I.T.” by heavyhand, which mashes-up with The IT Crowd and “E2T2” by wirdou, which mashes-up with Star Wars.
The shirts went on sale at RIPT today, Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site for $11 anymore. [UPDATE – the sale has been extended to November 14 at noon CST.]
The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes for $10 each. Kids sizes are $10 (Girls, Toddlers, and Onesies); Hoodies for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes). See images on product page for shirt colors. You can also get the design on coasters for $25; iphone (4/4s & 5) cases for $18; prints 18″x24″ for $20 and 24″x32″ for $40; and headphones for $40. If you purchase both designs, you’ll save $1.
The $11 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is called “E2T2” by Wirdou and is a mash-up of of Star Wars and E.T.: The Extraterrestrial.
The sale began at Teefury today, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site for $11 anymore, though it will continue into the next day for $14 (look for the After Hours bar at the top).
Carlo Rambaldi, the three-time Academy Award-winning Italian-born visual effects artist responsible for creating the alien E.T. in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, died today in Lamezia Terme, Italy after a long illness, according to the Washington Post. He was 86 years old.
Born on September 15, 1925 in Vigarano Mainarda, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, Rambaldi got his start in the Italian film industry providing visual effects for films such as Bloody Pit of Horror and Mario Bava’s highly influential sci-fi chiller Planet of the Vampires. He would later reunite with Bava to execute the gory murder sequences for one of the acclaimed filmmaker’s finest films, Twitch of the Death Nerve (a.k.a. A Bay of Blood). In 1971, Rambaldi’s mutilated dog effects for Lucio Fulci’s psychedelic giallo Lizard in a Woman’s Skin were deemed so realistic that the director was prosecuted in Italian court on charges of animal cruelty. Only after Rambaldi presented the fake dog effects in court was Fulci exonerated.
While most of superstar director Steven Spielberg‘s filmography remains unavailable on Blu-ray, the next three months will herald the release of several of the Bearded One’s greatest films in high-definition for the first time. His breakthrough blockbuster Jaws hits stores next month while the four-film Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures collection streets a month later.
Finally October will bring the long-awaited Blu-ray release of the highest-grossing and most beloved film of Spielberg’s still thriving career – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. You can check out a complete list of special features, a gallery of high-resolution images, box art, and a trailer for the E.T. Blu-ray release here below.
Steven Spielberg was in attendance at last night’s Los Angeles Times Hero Complex 30th anniversary screening of his seminal adventure epic Raiders of the Lost Ark, the film that introduced Indiana Jones to the world and cemented Harrison Ford‘s movie star status, and at a post-screening Q&A the Academy Award-winning filmmaker took time to address a topic that has been on film fans’ minds over the past few weeks.
During the Q&A session, in which Harrison Ford made a surprise guest appearance, Spielberg fielded questions about the status of the E.T. and the Indiana Jones movies on Blu-ray. The director hinted that both releases were in the works, but then he polled the audience to see if they would have a problem with only the 1982 theatrical release version of E.T. being released on Blu-ray. The answer from the crowd was a loud and resounding “NO!” Spielberg also revealed that he has no intentions of tinkering with Raiders of the Lost Ark for its eventual Blu-ray either.