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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition)
Sony Pictures DVD  ISBN/ITEM#: B000VECAD0
Date: 13 November 2007 List Price $39.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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I'm not sure which is more mind boggling; the special effects on this three in one release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind or the fact that the this release celebrates the movies thirtieth anniversary. We can't wait to go back in time to when Richard Dreyfus was a UFO nut and Terry Garr still did Sci-Fi (now she won't even talk about those days as Roberta Lincoln on TOS Trek.) Still, for all of us who grew up watching the skies this film's release was a moment worth reliving. But check your watches for missing time before you start.

From release/information:

The 30th anniversary release of one of the greatest cinematic films of our time, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition) is available on DVD and Blu-ray™ High-Def 11/13! For the first time EVER – all three newly-remastered versions are now available together: Original Theatrical Version, Special Edition and Director's Cut. New special features include an original brand new interview with Steven Spielberg and more! This 30th anniversary release marks Steven Spielberg's first film on any high-definition format, exclusively on Blu-ray Disc!

Directed by two time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, (Best Directing, 1998 Saving Private Ryan; 1993 Schindler's List), Close Encounters of the Third Kind won two 1977 Academy Awards® for Best Cinematography and Sound Effects Editing. The film also garnered an astonishing seven additional nominations including Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound and Best Supporting Actress.

The all star cast includes Academy Award® winner Richard Dreyfuss (1977, Best Actor, The Goodbye Girl), Academy Award® nominee Teri Garr (1982, Best Supporting Actress, Tootsie), Melinda Dillon in an Academy Award® nominated performance, Academy Award® nominee Francois Truffaut (1974, Best Directing, Day for Night), Bob Balaban (The Mexican) and Cary Guffey.

In the night skies near his home in Muncie, Indiana, power repairman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) experiences something out of this world. His close encounter sets into action an amazing chain of events that leads to contact with benevolent aliens and their Mothership. Spectacular special effects, John Williams' outstanding score and winning performances from Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon and legendary director Francois Truffaut in the role of Lacombe make CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND movie magic of the best kind.

CAST: Richard Dreyfuss Teri Garr Melinda Dillon François Truffaut WRITER: Steven Spielberg PRODUCER: Julia Phillips Michael Phillips DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg

(Source: Sony Pictures)

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