Your DVD collection already
includes Close Encounters of the Third
Kind: Two Disk Collector’s Edition and Close
Encounters of the Third Kind/Starman Double Feature and Close Encounters
of the Third Kind: Widescreen Collector’s Edition (for all the collectors of widescreens out there).
Still, you may want to mark your
calendar for the November 13th release date of Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary
Ultimate Edition. It includes (for
the first time since the release of the film on laser disc) the original 1977
theatrical cut alongside the 1980 Special Edition and Steven Spielberg’s
Director’s Cut. Extras include a new
interview with Spielberg and a "Making Of" documentary.
That the film is being released in
Blu-Ray (but not HD) may be a consideration for some viewers. Steven Spielberg is a fan of the
format, and the Blu-Ray edition has the DVD bonus material as well as "Storyboard
to Scene Comparisons," the 1977 "Watch the Skies" featurette and the
original theatrical preview.