E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 science-fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg that centers around a young boy who befriends an alien who was mistakenly left behind on earth. The film proved to be a huge success, becoming the highest grossing film of all time, surpassing 1977's Star Wars. In 2002, the film was re-released for its 20th anniversary in a remastered version with new visual effects and the decision was made to digitally remove all firearms used in the film. For its release on Blu-ray, the original version of the film was restored.
The following firearms were used in the original 1982 version of the film E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial:
MGC Remington Model 31 Replica
During the kids' frantic escape from the authorities, government agents at the roadblock are seen brandishing 12 Gauge pump action shotguns. Upon closer inspection, these shotguns appear to be MGC replicas of the Remington Model 31. For the 2002 anniversary edition, two closeups of the shotgun itself were deleted entirely, and, for the climactic scene of E.T. using his powers to make the kids' bicycles fly over the roadblock, the shotguns were digitally replaced with walkie-talkies.
Smith & Wesson Model 36
The government agents who find the abandoned truck are seen armed with Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolvers. These were also removed for the 2002 version.