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The Resource Close encounters of the third kind, Columbia/EMI presentation, a Phillips production, a Stephen Spielberg film ; produced by Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips ; written and directed by Steven Spielberg, (videorecording)

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

Label
Close encounters of the third kind
Title
Close encounters of the third kind
Statement of responsibility
Columbia/EMI presentation, a Phillips production, a Stephen Spielberg film ; produced by Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips ; written and directed by Steven Spielberg
Title variation
Close encounters of the 3rd kind
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • tha
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • chi
  • eng
  • fre
  • kor
  • por
  • eng
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
Related
Cataloging source
TLM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Vilmos Zsigmond ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, John Williams ; visual effects, Douglas Trumbull
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
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
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
LC call number
PN1995.9.S26
LC item number
C5674 2007
PerformerNote
Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, François Truffaut
Runtime
404
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Close encounters of the third kind, Columbia/EMI presentation, a Phillips production, a Stephen Spielberg film ; produced by Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips ; written and directed by Steven Spielberg, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 book (1 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Disc one: Original theatrical version (ca. 135 min.) -- Disc two: Special ed. (ca. 132 min.) -- Disc three: Director's cut (ca. 137 min.)
Control code
u1160840
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ; 30th anniversary ultimate ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 404 min.)
Isbn
9781424870820
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396212688
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
21268
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)181088525
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, remastered in High Definition
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Close encounters of the third kind, Columbia/EMI presentation, a Phillips production, a Stephen Spielberg film ; produced by Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips ; written and directed by Steven Spielberg, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 book (1 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Disc one: Original theatrical version (ca. 135 min.) -- Disc two: Special ed. (ca. 132 min.) -- Disc three: Director's cut (ca. 137 min.)
Control code
u1160840
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ; 30th anniversary ultimate ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 404 min.)
Isbn
9781424870820
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396212688
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
21268
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)181088525
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, remastered in High Definition
Video recording format
DVD

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