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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition) / Recontres du troisième type : 30e Anniversaire (Bilingual) [Blu-ray]

Francois Truffaut , Richard Dreyfuss , Steven Spielberg    Blu-ray
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Anybody who has written him off because of his string of stinkers--or anybody who's too young to remember The Goodbye Girl--may be shocked at the accomplishment and nuance of Richard Dreyfuss's performance in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Here, he plays a man possessed; contacted by aliens, he (along with other members of the "chosen") is drawn toward the site of the incipient landing: Devil's Tower, in rural Wyoming. As in many Spielberg films, there are no personalized enemies; the struggle is between those who have been called and a scientific establishment that seeks to protect them by keeping them away from the arriving spacecraft. The ship, and the special effects in general, are every bit as jaw-dropping on the small screen as they were in the theater (well, almost). Released in 1977 as a cerebral alternative to the swashbuckling science fiction epics then in vogue, Close Encounters now seems almost wholesome in its representation of alien contact and interested less in philosophizing about extraterrestrials than it is in examining the nature of the inner "call." Ultimately a motion picture about the obsession of the driven artist or determined visionary, Close Encounters comes complete with the stock Spielberg wives and girlfriends who seek to tether the dreamy, possessed protagonists to the more mundane concerns of the everyday. So a spectacular, seminal motion picture indeed, but one with gender politics that are all too terrestrial. --Miles Bethany

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The Collector's Edition (CE) represents Steven Spielberg's third version of Close Encounters. Created in 1998, this sequence contains most of the judicial edits made for the Special Edition (SE) in 1980, speeding up Roy Neary's first contact with the UFOs and adding a scene of a discovery in the Mongolian desert. The CE also reinstates the comical madness of Neary tearing up his own front yard, replaced in the SE by a scene where he breaks down in the shower; both scenes are restored in the CE. The SE's revised ending, featuring an extended scene inside the mothership is deleted. The two-disc DVD set includes an extensive 100-minute documentary that was produced in 2000 and incorporates footage seen on an earlier laserdisc version. Also shown are 11 deleted scenes including the footage aboard the mothership, and scenes introducing Lacombe (François Truffaut) that were jettisoned in the initial release when Spielberg shot a new opening. One of the laserdisc's features--the ability to play all the different versions--is missing here, but the excellent image and sound quality (the latter is better here than most theatergoers witnessed in theaters) makes this a grand DVD. --Doug Thomas

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crystal Clear Encounters March 23 2008
Format:Blu-ray
I loved this movie in the theatre and this Blu-Ray is as clear as my memory of the opening night at the wide screen cinema. If you have always been less than impressed with the video quality of the older versions of this classic, you will be very pleased with the sparkling clarity of this Blu-ray disc.
All of the fine details that Stephen Spielberg included in the original movie to convince you that "this is as real as a Close Encounter could be" are beautify revealed.
It is so much fun to watch Richard Dryfess literally "tear up the scenery" while he tries to deal with a UFO encounter that leaves him feeling that "something important" is going to happen! This disc is a perfect 10 of 10.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
I have loved this movie since I was a child, having seen the many variations and special editions on TV, VHS and Laserdisc;

I bought the Criterion Laserdisc 3 CAV discs (extended edition) and watched it like the Zapruder film, which is why I am so disapointed;

I was surprised to see some shots (3-4) have very soft focus, and visible edge distortion as if they used a plastic lens, yet I do not remember these shots from the Criterion Laserdisc... It occurs to me that Columbia (Tristar/Sony) somehow used incorrect sources, or shots that have been reprocessed from bad inter-positives to replace lost bits of film... It's a bit technical, but these mistakes have happened before and ruined other masters, and only by complaining do the studios acknowledge the mistakes and remaster the titles again.

As Speilberg's own hand appears absent from this and many other of his BR/DVDs; he never does more that a fleeting interview to note the 'special-ness' of the edition, I would be surprised if he took the time to OK this transfer.

The overall image is acceptable, the Blu-Ray brings out details. The source material is grainy/very grainy to be sure, but these soft and distorted shots bother me a great deal. Per chance I didnt pay full retail, if you see it at 15$, it's worth it.

"Mr Neary, what do you want?" - - - I want a remaster of this title...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Several version floating around Nov. 25 2006
By bernie TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:VHS Tape
The basic story is of a line repairman who encounters a UFO and has trouble relating this to his wife that is in denial. There are parallel stories of others encountering UFO's. Eventually the government is also contacted and sets up a meeting. The encountered have also been compelled to attend to the government's consternation. Will the other invitees make it to the rendezvous point? What trials and tribulations must they endure on the way?

The lighter version (ASIN: 0767827031) of the film. This is closer to the original but still not the one shown on TV. I bought this after I realized I had the darker version. Amazon.com did the research for me

The dark version (ASIN: 0800198395) that cut out all the comic scenes like throwing all the dirt in the window. And added some Mother gets disturbed scenes. I bought the dark version first because I thought it had the special ending where the inside of the ship is shown. But I did not know that it was completely remade. Some of the Gas mask scenes are missing also.

If this review ends up on another version you will have to check for your self how complete it really is and what has been cut out.

Other than that if you did not see the original or the third version that is shown periodically on TV you would like this movie and it is worth the purchase price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Richard Dreyfuss and Teri Garr portray the average Midwestern family living in rural Indiana. The mystery and suspense of the film contrasts well with the ordinairy lives of this couple. Roy Neary (Dreyfuss) sees unusual lights in the sky as he drives home one night, his truck is engulfed by light, the radio goes beserk and the clock on his car is affected. He is bafflied and awestruck by this event. He sees a huge object overhead in the sky ... It has bright blinking lights on its underside. The size is monumental as it floats off. This event changes his life forever ... He begins to draw and paint a flat-topped mountain which becomes an obsession. He does not know what it means but the desire to understand becomes all consuming. People who witnessed this event are interviewed on TV. The local authorities try to maintain calm and order ... The national government gets involved ... It becomes clear - we are not alone in the universe. Something is about to happen ...

The mysterious events are not only confined to Midwestern America ... A scientist interviews a poor Mexican farmer who saw the bright lights over the Mexican desert which he describes as the sun singing to him ... Roy Neary and many of his neighbors go out into the fields where the sky is the darkest and wait to see the phenomenon again. He meets Jillian Guiler and her son Barry who is fascinated by the lights and object ... The child runs off and is taken up into the UFO. Many other people have disappeared after encountering the object ... Roy's wife is fed up with his obsession. She leaves with the children to stay with her family. Roy discovers the meaning behind the flat-topped mountain ... He and Jillian partner together to visit Devil's Tower in Wyoming.
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