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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND Returning To Theaters – And Here’s The New Trailer

Movie audiences are getting another close encounter.Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind is hitting theaters for one week beginning Sept. 1 in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary. Sony Pictures has remastered the director’s cut in 4K for theaters in the U.S. and Canada. It will have its world premiere in the Venezia Classici section of the Venice Film Festival.Close Encounters, released in December 1977, stars Richard Dreyfuss as a line worker who has a close encounter with an alien intelligence and feels drawn to a wilderness area where something important will soon happen. The film also stars Melinda Dillon and François Truffaut.

The film earned $303 million worldwide on a $20 million budget and was nominated for eight Oscars, winning best cinematography and a special achievement award for sound effects editing.

The film was released on the heels of Star Wars, making 1977 a very good year for sci-fi. The Hollywood Reporter‘s original review was so positive that it even suggested the film could match George Lucas’ masterpiece: “To get to the bottom line with minimum delay, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a terrific movie, with every possibility of equaling the box-office popularity of Star Wars.”

Here’s the trailer Sony has released in preparation for the restoration:

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There is only one film The day the earth stood still it shows what a aggressive civilisation we are and the consensuses of attacking aliens with there technology

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Feed up with remakes. Hollywood should restore some of the old classic movies.
The adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn
Quo Vadis 1951
Shane 1953
The Robe 1953
The Ten Commandments 1956
South Pacific
Just to name some classic movies.

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The opening salvo in a 5 year disclosure programme of public information films involving Spielberg…great lead in..

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Shaun

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Why not create something new? Something that we never seen before? A second movie of the third kind? Why not?

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Ugh ! Wish they just leave stuff alone ! Not like there is any “new films” comming out either. Dig masters, or remakes ,hollyshit is out of ideas !

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but they have not time to find new stuff, they are too busy telling the rest of us how we should love and who we should be in debted too……..

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Getting people ready for the BIG reveal ???

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Its just digitally remastered and re- released

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this is getting fucking old, there is no creativity anymore all they know how to co is take a great movie and remake it till it is run into the ground and no one wants to watch it anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Alien UFO Sightings ok that is even worse then

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Just a remastered 4k upgrade, not a remake Darrell Chiapusio

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YAYYYYYYY

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😍😍😍

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Heb hem nog ergens op dvd …beste ufo film ever!!

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