Close encounters of the third kind

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: Blu-Ray 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."
Disc 1: Original theatrical version (ca. 135 min.) ; Special edition (ca. 132 min.) ; Director's cut (ca. 137 min.)
Disc 2: Special features.

Additional Information
Subjects Human-alien encounters -- United States -- Drama.
Unidentified flying objects -- Sightings and encounters -- Drama.
Compulsive behavior -- Drama.
Feature films.
Science fiction films.
Fantasy films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2007
Edition 30th anniversary ultimate ed. ; [Blu-ray version.].
Other Titles 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.
Williams, John, 1932-
Columbia Pictures.
EMI (Firm)
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 and Special ed.): PG ; MPAA rating (Director's cut): PG; Some intense sci-fi action, mild language and thematic elements.
Language English
English (DTS-HD 5.1, TrueHD 5.1), dubbed French (TrueHD 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (TrueHD 5.1) dialogue, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
(Special features): English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby stereo.) dialogue, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles.
Notes Blu-ray disc.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1977.
Special features: Disc 2: "Steven Spielberg: 30 years of Close encounters" featurette; storyboard to scene comparisons; extensive photo galleries; Close encounters of the third kind making of documentary; "Watch the skies:" a 1977 featurette; deleted scenes; Blu-ray exclusive: in-movie "A view from above (editor's fact track);" a view from above: feature comparison poster.
System Details DVD, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital DTS-HD 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital TrueHD 5.1 surround, 1080p High-Definition ; (Special features: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital stereo., High Definition/Standard Definition).
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 404 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1424886953
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