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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Special Edition)

Release Date: 5/29/01
MSRP: $27.95

Studio: Columbia/TriStar

Year: 1977

Run Time: 137 minutes

Rating: PG

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss , Teri Garr , Melinda Dillon , François Truffaut , Bob Balaban

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Produced by: Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips

Written by: Steven Spielberg

   Movie Summary: [Sci-Fi/Fantasy]

    Steven Spielberg's extraordinary film about a man, Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss), who becomes obsessed with meeting extraterrestrials after encountering a UFO on an abandoned road one night. Against the wishes of his wife (Teri Garr) and children, Roy, along with another witness to the sighting (Melinda Dillon), travels to a mysterious mountain where the government has built a landing strip hoping to attract the aliens. Director François Truffaut costars as Claude Lacombe, one of the organizers of the project. Spielberg hoped to follow up the hugh success of JAWS with a low-budget film that would be an easy shoot, but, thanks in part to the complicated special effects, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS quickly snowballed into being an expensive endeavor but a commercial and artistic success.


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DVD Features
Widescreen (anamorphic), DD 5.1 and 2.0, DTS, Closed-Captioned, Color, Languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai

DVD Exras
2 Disc Set: 101 Minute Documentary: "The Making of Close Encounters" / "Watching the Skies" Featurette (1977) / Eleven Deleted Scenes / Theatrical Trailers / Filmographies (Steven Spielberg, Francois Truffaut, Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr and Melinda Dillon) / Trailers: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

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Extras have been updated.

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2001

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