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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.

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