Close encounters of the third kind

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2007
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Steven Spielberg followed Jaws (1975), his first major box-office success, with this epic science fiction adventure about a disparate group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) is an electrical lineman who, while sent out on emergency repairs, witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a "sunburn" from its bright lights to prove it. Neary's wife and children are at first skeptical, then concerned, and eventually fearful, as Roy refuses to accept a "logical" explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his job, his home, and his family to pursue the "truth" about UFOs. Neary's obsession eventually puts him in contact with others who've had close encounters with alien spacecraft, including Jillian (Melinda Dillon), a single mother whose son disappeared during her UFO experience, and Claude Lacombe (celebrated French filmmaker François Truffaut), a French researcher who believes that we can use a musical language to communicate with alien visitors. Lacombe's theory is put to the test when a band of government researchers and underground UFO enthusiasts (including Neary) join for an exchange with alien visitors near Devil's Tower, Wyoming. In 1980, a "Special Edition" was released. While its primary selling point was the addition of scenes inside the alien spaceship, Spielberg claimed that he also cleaned up some choppy editing in the second act. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Dreyfuss is a man obsessed in Spielberg's science fiction fantasy that celebrates the possibility of friendly extraterrestrial life."
Additional Information
Subjects Unidentified flying objects -- Sightings and encounters -- United States -- Drama.
Human-alien encounters -- United States -- Drama.
Quests (Expeditions) -- Drama.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Science fiction films.
Fantasy films.
Publisher Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2007
Edition 30th anniversary ultimate ed., widescreen.
Other Titles Watch the skies.
Close encounters of the 3rd kind
Contributors Phillips, Julia, 1944-2002.
Phillips, Michael, 1943-
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Dreyfuss, Richard.
Garr, Teri, 1944-
Dillon, Melinda, 1939-2023
Truffaut, François.
Columbia-E.M.I.-Warner Distributors.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Participants/Performers Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, François Truffaut.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Vilmos Zsigmond ; music, John Williams ; visual effects, Douglas Trumbull.
Audience MPAA rating: (Original theatrical version) PG ; MPAA rating: (Special ed.) PG ; MPAA rating: (Director's cut) PG; for some intense sci-fi action, mild language and thematic elements.
Language English
In English, French and Spanish, with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, or Korean; closed captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1977.
Special features: Steven Spielberg: 30 years of Close encounters; "Close encounters of the third kind making of" documentary; 1977 featurette "Watch the skies;" a view from above: feature comparison poster.
System Details DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 5.1 surround; remastered in High Definition.
Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 404 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm)
ISBN 1424870828
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