Close Encounters of the Third Kind

by Steven Spielberg 2h12min United States 1977
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind
by Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg's classic film is back now on this never-before-released Ultimate Edition DVD, which includes all three versions of the sci-fi blockbuster. Richard Dreyfuss stars as cable worker Roy Neary, who along with several other stunned bystanders experience a close encounter of the first kind - witnessing UFOs soaring across the sky. After this life-changing event, the inexplicable vision of a strange, mountain-like formation haunts him. He becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, much to the dismay of his wife and family. Meanwhile, bizarre occurrences are happening around the world. Government agents have close encounters of the second kind - discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of a lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappeared decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in unusual places. Roy continues to chase his vision to a remote area where he and the agents follow the clues that have drawn them to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind - contact.

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  • Richard Dreyfuss : Roy Neary
  • François Truffaut : Claude Lacombe
  • Teri Garr : Ronnie Neary
  • Melinda Dillon : Jillian Guiler
  • Bob Balaban : David Laughlin
  • And with: J. Patrick McNamara, Warren J. Kemmerling, Roberts Blossom, Philip Dodds, Cary Guffey, Shawn Bishop, Adrienne Campbell, Justin Dreyfuss, Lance Henriksen


  • Director Steven Spielberg
  • Scenario Steven Spielberg, Jerry Belson, John Hill, Matthew Robbins, Hal Barwood
  • Photo director Vilmos Zsigmond
  • Set Design Joe Alves, Phil Abramson
  • Editing Michael Kahn
  • Original music John Williams
  • Producer Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips
  • Production Compagny Colombia Pictures, EMI Films, Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips Productions
  • Distributor Sony Pictures

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio2,35:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixDolby
  • Production1977
  • Release date for France02/24/1978
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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