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Close encounters of the third kind / a Columbia/EMI presentation ; a Phillips production ; a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips ; written and directed by Steven Spielberg.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Lebanon PL - Lebanon BLU-RAY F CLO (Text) 34330513179938 AV - Movie Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: 2 Blu-ray videodiscs (approximately 404 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 40th anniversary edition.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc surface.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1977.
Special features: Disc 2: "Steven Spielberg: 30 years of Close encounters"; storyboard comparisons; extensive photo gallery; Close encounters of the third kind making-of documentary; "Watch the skies:" a 1977 featurette; deleted scenes.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1: Original theatrical version (ca. 135 min.) ; Special edition (ca. 132 min.) ; Director's cut (ca. 137 min.) -- Disc 2: Special features.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Vilmos Zsigmond ; music, John Williams ; visual effects, Douglas Trumbull.
Participant or Performer Note:
Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Franȯis Truffaut.
Summary, etc.:
Roy Neary is a cable worker 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 vistors 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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating (Theatrical & Special Edition): PG ; MPAA rating (Director's cut): PG; for some intense sci-fi action, mild language and thematic elements.
System Details Note:
Blu-ray, widescreen (2.39:1) presentation; DTS-HD MA 5.1 (English, French), 5.1 Dolby Digital (Spanish); 1080p High-Definition ; requires Blu-ray player.
Language Note:
English, French, or Spanish dialogue; English, English SDH, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish subtitles.
Subject: Human-alien encounters > United States > Drama.
Unidentified flying objects > Sightings and encounters > Drama.
Compulsive behavior > Drama.
Espacio exterior > Teatro.
Conducta compulsiva > Teatro.
Genre: Feature films.
Science fiction films.
Fantasy films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Science fiction > Feature.
Fantasy > Feature.
Feature films.
Science fiction films.
Fantasy films.

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