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Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Edition

Street Date:
September 19th, 2017
Movie Release Year:
1977
MPAA Rating:
Rated PG
Studio:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Length:
137 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Science Fiction

Starring:

Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Richard Dreyfuss

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Plot Synopsis:

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND is visionary director Steven Spielberg's definitive director's cut of his exhilarating film. This new edition of his masterpiece is digitally remastered from newly-restored film elements and includes a "making of" featurette, complete withnew behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with stars and crew. In the night skies near his Muncie, Indiana home, power repairman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) experiences something out of this world. His close encounter sets into action an amazing chain of events that leads to contact with the benevolent aliens and their Mothership. Spectacular special effects, John Williams' outstanding score and winning performances from Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon and legendary director Francois Truffaut in the role of Lacombe makes CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND movie magic of the best kind.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray/Digital Copy
  • BD-50 Dual-Layer Disc/BD-25 Single-Layer Disc
  • Two-Disc Set
  • The 1977 theatrical version, the 1980 Special Edition and the 1997 Director's Cut.

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4
  • 480p/i/MPEG-2 (Supplements Only)

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 2.35:1

Audio Formats

  • English DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround (48kHz/24-bit)
  • English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround (48kHz/24-bit)
  • French Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround (48kHz/24-bit)
  • Spanish Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround (48kHz/24-bit)

Subtitles/Captions

  • English SDH
  • English Subtitles
  • French Subtitles
  • Spanish Subtitles
  • Portuguese Subtitles
  • Korean Subtitles
  • Chinese Subtitles
  • Thai Subtitles
  • Arabic Subtitles

Supplements

  • Introduction
  • Documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • ALL-NEW: "Three Kinds of Close Encounters" Featurette
  • NEW interview with Director Steven Spielberg on the legacy of the film, as well as new interviews with directors J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) about the impact of Close Encounters.
  • ALL-NEW: "Steven's Home Movies & Outtakes"

Exclusive HD Content

  • Featurette
  • Storyboard Comparison