‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ 4K Blu-ray Debut Coming in September

Steven Spielberg’s classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind starring Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon and François Truffautis is coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on September 19th in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary.

Two Close Encounters of the Third Kind 4K Blu-ray packages will be available to choose from, each containing all three versions of the film: theatrical, 1980 special edition, and 1997 director’s cut. Both packages include three discs with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and HDR, but the Limited Edition additionally includes illuminated packaging that plays the iconic 5-tone motif as well as an expanded booklet with rare archival photos.

New bonus features have been commissioned for the 40th anniversary. ‘Steven’s Home Movies & Outtakes’ includes rare behind-the-scenes footage and gags, while ‘Three Kinds of Close Encounters’ includes new interviews with Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Denis Villeneuve.

Here’s a complete breakdown of all the bonus features:

  • ALL-NEW: “Three Kinds of Close Encounters” Featurette – New interview with Director Steven Spielberg on the legacy of the film, as well as new interviews with directors J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) about the impact of Close Encounters.
  • ALL-NEW: “Steven’s Home Movies & Outtakes” – Rare never-before-seen home movies & gags from the set of Close Encounters.
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind Making-of Documentary
  • “Steven Spielberg: 30 Years of Close Encounters” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • 1977 Featurette “Watch the Skies”
  • Storyboard to Scene Comparisons
  • Extensive Photo Gallery
  • “A View From Above”
  • Theatrical Trailers

Pre-order Close Encounters of the Third Kind 40th Anniversary on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray at Amazon for a discounted price.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 4K Blu-ray

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