Spielberg’s Close Encounters Returns To Cinemas In 4K

Spielberg’s Close Encounters Returns To Cinemas In 4K


Celebrating 40 years since the release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, a 4K restoration will be released in cinemas.

Steven Spielberg’s magnum opus, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, received its theatrical release in the United States on December 14th 1977. The director’s cut of the film has been restored to 4K resolution and will return to cinema screens on September 1st for one week only.

Close Encounters follows the story of an ordinary family man, Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) whose life is forever altered after an encounter with a U.F.O. Driven by the inescapable urge, Neary is drawn to Devil’s Tower, Wyoming where a spectacular event will change his life forever.

Spielberg’s magical storytelling is enhanced by spectacular special effects that hold up forty years on. John Williams’ score adds to the epic feel of one of science fiction’s most important films of all time.

This restoration of the director’s cut of Close Encounters of the Third Kind will also be available on blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on September 19th.

About Close Encounters of the Third Kind | After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.



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