Close Encounters of the Third Kind
30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1977
Director: Steven Spielberg
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-228597
Running time: 2:17 (137 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak, Slip Cover
Format: 2.35:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: November 13, 2007
Collection type: Owned (#2655)
Status: Available
Purchase date: November 14, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 10 / 10
Overview
Steven Spielberg's classic film is back now on this never-before-released Ultimate Edition Blu-ray Disc,™ 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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Misc.
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Genres
Drama
Adventure
Science-Fiction
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Columbia Pictures
 • EMI Films
 • Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips Productions
Media Companies:
 • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Audio format
Spanish  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital TrueHD 5.1
French  Dolby Digital TrueHD 5.1
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles
Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Korean
Portuguese
Spanish
Thai
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Interviews
 • Storyboard Comparisons
 • Gallery
 • Collector's Book; All new intro by Steven Spielberg
Easter Eggs
Press 7669 and Enter on the remote and you should get test patterns to calibrate your HDTV.
Crew
Direction
Steven Spielberg....Director
Writing
Steven Spielberg....Writer
Production
Julia Phillips....Producer
Michael Phillips....Producer
Cinematography
Vilmos Zsigmond....Director of Photography
William A. Fraker....Director of Photography
Douglas Slocombe....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
Jim Linn....Costume Designer
Richard Yuricich....Visual Effects
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
J. Allen Hynek....Scientist (uncredited)