DVD365.net
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 40th Anniversary (1977) artwork

Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 40th Anniversary (1977)

Thursday 7th September 2017

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 40th anniversary of legendary director Steven Spielberg's epic adventure Close Encounters of the Third Kind on 9th October 2017 with the new 4K restoration available on 2-disc 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray.
Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon
Steven Spielberg
Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2 hours 5 minutes
09/10/2017

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 40th anniversary of legendary director Steven Spielberg's epic adventure Close Encounters of the Third Kind on 9th October 2017 with the new 4K restoration available on 2-disc 4K Ultra HD, a Limited Edition 3-disc 4K Ultra HD "Light and Sound" Gift Set, and in high-def on 2-disc remastered Blu-ray. A must-own for all true fans, the highly collectible Limited Edition Gift Set features illuminated packaging that plays the iconic 5-tone motif. Also included is an expanded booklet with rare archival photos. Both Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD releases include all three restored versions of the film, including the 1977 theatrical version, the 1980 Special Edition and the 1997 Director's Cut.

In addition to the legacy bonus materials, the Close Encounters of the Third Kind Blu-ray (available in Blu-ray edition and Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Gift Set) comes with new bonus content, including rare, never-before-seen home movies and gags from the set, and the all-new featurette "Three Kinds of Close Encounters". This featurette includes a 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) on the impact of Close Encounters.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is presented with an all-new 4K restoration, fully restored from the 35mm original camera negative, thereby utilizing in 4K the full resolution, detail and colour depth inherent in the film. 4K Ultra HD brings the full power of this restoration into the home, featuring four times the resolution of high definition, high dynamic range (HDR) -- which produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colour and greater contrast on compatible displays. The Blu-ray will also utilise this new restoration at HD resolution. Both 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray versions will feature all three versions of the movie and the original restored 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio.

Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws), Teri Garr (Tootsie), Melinda Dillon (A Christmas Story) and acclaimed French film director François Truffaut star in the story of a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Nominated for eight Academy Awards®, including Best Director (Spielberg) and Best Supporting Actress (Dillon), Close Encounters of the Third Kind won for Best Cinematography (Vilmos Zsigmond) with Frank E. Warner taking home a Special Achievement Award for Sound Effects Editing.

After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Written and Directed by Steven Spielberg, Close Encounters of the Third Kind was produced by Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips.

  • All three versions of the film: 1977 Theatrical Version, 1980 Special Edition & 1997 Director's Cut (also included on 2-Disc 4K Ultra HD Edition)
  • 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
  • Steven's Home Movies & Outtakes - Rare never-before-seen home movies & gags from the set of Close Encounters
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind Making-of Documentary
  • Steven Spielberg: 30 Years of Close Encounters Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • 1977 Featurette "Watch the Skies"
  • Storyboard to Scene Comparisons
  • Extensive Photo Gallery
  • "A View From Above"
  • Theatrical Trailers

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

Alien Covenant artwork

Alien Covenant

DVDBlu-Ray4K UHD23/08/2017

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents Ridley Scott's return to the universe he created, with Alien: Covenant, the newest chapter in the groundbreaking Alien franchise, arriving on 4K ...
Westworld artwork

Westworld

DVDBlu-Ray11/09/2017

Wonder Woman artwork

Wonder Woman

DVDBlu-Ray4K UHD31/08/2017

Game of Thrones artwork

Game of Thrones

DVDBlu-Ray18/09/2017

Blade Runner artwork

Blade Runner

4K UHD22/08/2017

Fast & Furious 8 artwork

Fast & Furious 8

DVDBlu-Ray4K UHD30/08/2017

Trust Me artwork

Trust Me

DVD19/09/2017

Starring Jodie Whittaker, the four-part mini-series Trust Me, which recently aired on BBC One, is being released on DVD by StudioCanal on 18th September 2017.
Dan TDM on Tour artwork

Dan TDM on Tour

DVD18/09/2017

Sleepy Hollow artwork

Sleepy Hollow

DVD19/09/2017

Cardinal artwork

Cardinal

DVD19/09/2017

Dead Again in Tombstone artwork

Dead Again in Tombstone

DVDBlu-Ray19/09/2017

Bushwick artwork

Bushwick

DVDBlu-Ray17/09/2017

CSI New York

Review17/10/2005

America's Number One crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation continues its successful expansion by opening up a new office in New York's Big Apple where there's yet more murders to ...

Made in Chelsea

Review07/04/2013

They're back. Expect more drama than ever, some immaculate dressing, plenty of recession free spending and some fabulous destinations in Series 4 of Made in Chelsea.

Fast & Furious 8

News30/08/2017

With an all-star cast, the #1 action film in the world, Fast & Furious 8, goes full-throttle on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD and 16th October 2017, from Universal Pictures (UK).

My Name Is Lenny

DVDBlu-Ray17/09/2017769

Black Sails

DVDBlu-Ray19/09/2017679

Drone

DVDBlu-Ray19/09/2017675

Security

DVD11/09/2017313

Broken City

DVDBlu-Ray18/09/20173401

Fast Girls

DVDBlu-Ray16/09/20171503

The Ghost

DVDBlu-Ray19/09/20171399

Escape Plan

DVDBlu-Ray14/09/20171341

Racing Stripes

DVD12/09/20172203

Austin Powers

DVD19/08/20171278

The Simpsons

DVD08/09/2017762

#TommysHonour available #DVD 30th October by Thunderbird Releasing
DVD365.net

My Life As A Courgette

DVDBlu-Ray08/08/2017

Arrow

DVDBlu-Ray20/07/2017

Trust Me

DVD18/09/2017

Miss Sloane

DVDBlu-Ray09/08/2017

Get a free daily news update. DVD365.net works with the Amazon Alexa flash briefing skill