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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

After Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) experiences a strange, close encounter (of a third kind) with an UFO, he is left with an oddly burned face and an unexplainable obsession for a particular shape. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 132
Theater Release: 16 Nov 1977
Video Release: 11 Feb 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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Director/Producer Steven Spielberg has had a very prolific career, not the least of which includes the creation of the Indiana Jones franchise. He also helmed other science fiction films such as ET - The Extra-Terrestrial, Deep Impact and the 2005 re-make of War of the Worlds.

Home Video Extra Features

Close Encounters of the Third Kind releases on Blu-ray on February 11, 2011. This 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition includes three versions of the film:

- 1977 Original Theatrical Edition (135 minutes)

-1980 Theatrical Special Edition (132 minutes)

-1988 Directors Cut (137 minutes)

It also offers a featurette: A View from Above

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (2- Disc Collector’s Edition) releases to DVD on May 29, 2001, with the following extras:

-Feature Length Making-of Documentary

- 1977 Featurette: Watching the Skies

- Theatrical trailers

- Production Notes

- 11 deleted scenes.

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