30th anniversary ultimate ed.
3 videodiscs (ca. 404 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally produced 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.
Director of photography, Vilmos Zsigmond ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, John Williams ; visual effects, Douglas Trumbull.
Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, François Truffaut.
Roy Neary is a cable worker who, along with several others, become stunned bystanders who have experienced a close encounter of the first kind - witnessing UFOs soar 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. Meanwhile, bizarre occurrences are happening around the world. Government agents have close encounters of a 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.
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.
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, remastered in High Definition.
English (DTS 5.1, Dolby 5.1), dubbed French (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles; closed captioned.