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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