Speilberg Hits HD Media with Close Encounters Blu-ray Disc Release Annoucement

Posted by Dave Cowl on July 25, 2007 
Filed Under: Blu-ray

spielberg.jpgUSA Today is reporting that Close Encounters of the Third Kind will be released on Blu-ray Disc on November 13. While the price is high at $50 for the Blu-ray Disc version, the Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition will feature all three cuts of the movie: the original 1977 cut, the re-edited 1980 theatrical cut and the 1998 Directors Cut. There will also be a new interview with director Stephen Speilberg and a retrospective documentary. This will be the first Speilberg movie to be issued on high definition disc.

Update: Home Media Magazine is reporting that the Close Encounters disc will be a single 50GB disc and will feature seamless branching to handle the three versions of the movie, minimizing the space requirements.

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One Response to “Speilberg Hits HD Media with Close Encounters Blu-ray Disc Release Annoucement”

  1. playblu on July 27th, 2007 4:01 pm

    What a wonderful surprise! This is a must-own title. Having three different cuts of the film included on the BD is the icing on the cake.

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