Close Encounters of the Third Kind – 40th Anniversary Review

A timeless classic returns bigger and better, as Steven Spielberg’s 1977 masterpiece Close Encounters of the Third Kind returns to stores in full 4K Blu-Ray glory.

If you live in another planet and you have never heard of this film, you should be ashamed, as Close Encounters of the Third Kind opened the door for many modern films that take on the Alien subject. However, this film in particular has a friendly take, with strong performances by Richard Dreyfuss, Terri Garr, Melinda Dillon and at that time, young Cary Guffey. The story follows a group of people who are “visited” in different parts of the world, making them to feel an urgency to go to the iconic Devils Tower mountain, where visitors from the cosmos might be, all while the government attempts to cover-up everything.

Despite being almost 20 years old, Close Encounters of the Third Kind still feels fresh, heartwarming and full of sci-fi magic. Even it’s special effects, mostly practical, are still able to blow people’s minds by taking them into an unforgettable journey.

The 20th Anniversary release is made to please all type of viewers, as die-hard old school fans can choose to see the original theatrical release, the director’s cut and the special edition (with the extended alternated ending included), as well as enjoy amazing extra features, making the release the complete package.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is available on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ & DVD from October 4, 2017.