Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Collector's Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1977
Director: Steven Spielberg
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-126497
Running time: 2:17 (137 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 29, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#429)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 03, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 10 / 10
Overview
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment proudly presents the definitive director's cut of Steven Spielberg's masterpiece. "Literate in plotting and dazzling in execution," CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND is "an absolute stunner!" (Variety)

And now, for the first time on DVD, Steven Spielberg's enduring achievement can be seen and enjoyed as he has always intended, in this director's cut, remastered from the original film elements. "Of all the UFO films ever made this is the most edifying... a feast for the eyes! The appeal of this film was enormous and still is." (The Motion Picture Guide)
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Drama
Adventure
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Columbia Pictures
 • EMI
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS 5.1
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Spanish  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
Chinese
English
French
Korean
Portuguese
Spanish
Thai
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • THX Certified
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Steven Spielberg....Director
Writing
Steven Spielberg....Writer
Production
Julia Phillips....Producer
Michael Phillips....Producer
Cinematography
Vilmos Zsigmond....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Michael Kahn....Film Editor
Music
John Williams....Composer
Sound
Gene Cantamesa....Production Sound Mixer
Buzz Knudson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Don MacDougall....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Robert Glass....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Joe Alves....Production Designer
Douglas Trumbull....Visual Effects
Dan Lomino....Art Director
Bob Westmoreland....Make-up Artist
Cast
Richard Dreyfuss....Roy Neary
Francois Truffaut....Claude Lacombe
Teri Garr....Ronnie Neary
Melinda Dillon....Jillian Guiler
Bob Balaban....David Laughlin
J. Patrick McNamara....Project Leader
Warren Kemmerling....Wild Bill
Roberts Blossom....Farmer
Philip Dodds....Jean Claude
Cary Guffey....Barry Guiler
Shawn Bishop....Brad Neary
Adrienne Campbell....Silvia Neary
Justin Dreyfuss....Toby Neary
Lance Henriksen....Robert
Merrill Connally....Team Leader
George DiCenzo....Major Benchley
Amy Douglass....Implantee
Alexander Lockwood....Implantee
Gene Dynarski....Ike
Mary Gafrey....Mrs. Harris
Norman Bartold....Ohio Tolls
Josef Sommer....Larry Butler
Rev. Michael J. Dyer....Self
Roger Ernest....Highway Patrolman
Carl Weathers....Military Police
F. J. O'Neil....ARP Project Member
Phil Dodds....ARP Musician
Randy Hermann....Returnee #1 Flt. 19
Hal Barwood....Returnee #2 Flt. 19
Matthew Robbins....Returnee #3 Flt. 19
David Anderson....Air Traffic Controller
Richard L. Hawkins....Air Traffic Controller
Craig Shreeve....Air Traffic
Bill Thurman....Air Traffic
Roy E. Richards....Air East Pilot
Gene Rader....Hawker
Eumenio Blanco....Federale
Daniel Nunez....Federale
Chuy Franco....Federale
Luis Contreras....Federale
James Keane....Radio Telescope Team
Dennis McMullen....Radio Telescope Team
Cy Young....Radio Telescope Team
Tom Howard....Radio Telescope Team
Richard Stuart....Truck Dispatcher
Bob Westmoreland....Load Dispatcher
Matt Emery....Support Leader
Galen Thompson....Special Forces
John Dennis Johnston....Special Forces
John Ewing....Dirty Tricks #1
Keith Atkinson....Dirty Tricks #2
Robert Broyles....Dirty Tricks #3
Kirk Raymond....Dirty Tricks #4