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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind


Nov 16, 1977

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Feb 11, 2011

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Steven Spielberg


Richard Dreyfuss
Teri Garr


1977 Columbia Pictures (Sony)

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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.

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Why Is Close Encounters Of The Third Kind Rated PG?

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is rated PG

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Overall: B
After encountering an alien space ship, a man driven by an unexplained feeling leaves his family to find answers in the Wyoming desert.

Violence: B-
Pilots talk about a near hit with a UFO while flying, child witnesses toys and household objects coming to life during an alien encounter, man sees UFO overhead, child on road nearly gets hit by car, car crashes through guard rail, extended and more intense scene of aliens trying to enter house, young child abducted by aliens, mom threatens to hit child, man steals objects from his neighbor, man thrown from slow moving car, military personnel have guns and use sleeping gas during evacuation operation, car drives through roadblocks, dead animals shown along roadside, people escape from military helicopter and hide from soldiers.

Sexual Content: A-
Kissing between married couple, man shown in boxer shorts and t-shirt, kiss between unmarried couple.

Language: A
Includes at least 9 mild profanities, 3 moderate profanities and 6 terms of Deity used as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A-
Smoking is seen among secondary characters.

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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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

Not Rated
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Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind...

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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