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Close encounters of the third kind [videorecording] / Columbia/EMI presentation, a Phillips production, a Stephen Spielberg film ; produced by Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips ; written and directed by Steven Spielberg.

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Roy Neary is a cable worker who, along with several others, become stunned bystanders who have experienced a close encounter of the first kind - witnessing UFOs soar across the sky. After this life-changing event, the inexplicable vision of a strange, mountain-like formation haunts him. He becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents. Meanwhile, bizarre occurrences are happening around the world. Government agents have close encounters of a 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 disappeared decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in unusual places. Roy continues to chase his vision to a remote area where he 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. -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library DVD FIC CLO (Text) 33892005302733 Adult DVDs DVD None 07/02/2009 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1424870828
  • ISBN: 9781424870820
  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 404 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (1 volume : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.)
  • Edition: 30th anniversary ultimate edition.
  • Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition" -- from front cover.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1977.
Special features: Steven Spielberg: 30 years of Close encounters; "Close encounters of the third kind making of" documentary; 1977 featurette "Watch the skies;" a view from above: feature comparison poster.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc one: Original theatrical version (ca. 135 min.) -- Disc two: Special ed. (ca. 132 min.) -- Disc three: Director's cut (ca. 137 min.)
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Vilmos Zsigmond ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, John Williams ; visual effects, Douglas Trumbull.
Participant or Performer Note:
Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, François Truffaut.
Summary, etc.:
Roy Neary is a cable worker who, along with several others, become stunned bystanders who have experienced a close encounter of the first kind - witnessing UFOs soar across the sky. After this life-changing event, the inexplicable vision of a strange, mountain-like formation haunts him. He becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents. Meanwhile, bizarre occurrences are happening around the world. Government agents have close encounters of a 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 disappeared decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in unusual places. Roy continues to chase his vision to a remote area where he 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. -- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: (Original theatrical version) PG ; MPAA rating: (Special ed.) PG ; MPAA rating: (Director's cut) PG; for some intense sci-fi action, mild language and thematic elements.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, remastered in High Definition.
Language Note:
English (DTS 5.1, Dolby 5.1), dubbed French (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles; closed captioned.
Subject: Unidentified flying objects > Sightings and encounters > United States > Drama.
Human-alien encounters > United States > Drama.
Quests (Expeditions) > Drama.
Extraterrestres > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Expediciones de exploración > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Genre: Feature films.
Science fiction films.
Fantasy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Science fiction > Feature.
Fantasy > Feature.

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