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

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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.

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