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Pepsi Commercial For E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1988 Is So Retro!

et 1988 commercial

E.T. - "He's Back!"

Six years after originally being released in theaters, 'E.T.' was finally available on video cassette in time for the 1988 Christmas season. Recorded November 26, 1988.

This is a high-quality commercial and I'm going to sound old now but they don't make them like this anymore.  The cinematography and lighting are impressive for an advert.  The audio of this particular clip also resonates with me.  That "I've played this tape so many times the sound is going a bit dodgy" effect is so...retro!  How many of us had tapes we played so much the audio and indeed the picture started to degrade?  Adjust that tracking!

Also, I need to ask, as a Brit were these huge bedrooms a common thing for Americans back in the 80's?  I would have loved to have a room like the one shown in the commercial and Elliott's room in the movie.  It seemed that this was the common design if you believe 80's movies.  Poltergeist for example but I guess it was the same house.

I'm off for a Pepsi.  Where's my BMX?



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