Sci-fi classic “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” is getting a 40th Anniversary 4K Special Edition release

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Stephen Spielberg’s best film (yeah, that’s right, we said it) is getting a brand new 4K 40th Anniversary release, including this very limited Gift Set edition.

You get 3 newly-restored versions of the film on both 4K and Blu-ray, as well as a bonus disc. In terms of extras you get the old, but excellent, feature length ‘making of’ documentary, as well as newly produced featurettes, all in special packaging and with a

This isn’t listed as an exclusive, so if we spot more pre-order links we’ll add them.

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Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD™ Gift Set (3 Discs: 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Bonus Disc) Includes All 3 Versions of the Film: Theatrical Version, Special Edition & Director’s Cut – all restored in 4K.

Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Gift Set

  • Special collectible 4K Ultra HD gift set lights up and plays the iconic 5-tone theme
  • Also includes a 64-page booklet with rare photos from the film’s production

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi blockbuster, now fully restored in 4K. Richard Dreyfuss stars as cable worker Roy Neary, who experiences a close encounter of the first kind – witnessing UFOs soaring across the sky. Meanwhile, government agents have close encounters of the second kind – discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of a lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappears decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in an unusual place. Roy and the agents follow the clues that have drawn them to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind – contact.

Blu-ray Bonus Disc™ Special Features Include:


  • Three Kinds Of Close Encounters featurette All-new interviews with directors Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Denis Villeneuve reflecting on the legacy and impact of this iconic sci-fi classic.
  • Steven’s Home Videos & Outtakes Get a rare glimpse behind the scenes with director Steven Spielberg as your guide in these never-before-seen on-set movies and gags


  • Close Encounters Of The Third Kind – Making Of Documentary
  • Steven Spielberg: 30 Years of Close Encounters featurette
  • 1977 Featurette Close Encounters Of The Third Kind – Watch The Skies
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Storyboard Comparisons
  • Extensive Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers

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10 Responses

  1. Hope they minimize the grain.

  2. 68.00 notes from zavvi. way too expensive.

  3. 68.00 notes from zavvi. way too expensive.

  4. 68.00 notes from zavvi. way too expensive.

  5. Jack Huitson Jack Huitson says:

    Pricing is mildly outrageous.

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