Special features include a three-part The Making Of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (39 minutes, 48 minutes, and 15 minutes); the original theatrical trailer; the Special Edition trailer; an interview with Steven Spielberg: 30 Years Of Close Encounters (21 minutes); a vintage 1977 promotional featurette Watch The Skies (six minutes); and the 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition Trailer. Also, on Disc One of the Blu-ray Disc is View From Above, which provides in-movie pop-up graphics that point out differences in the Special Edition and Director
DVD General Information
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
For some intense Sci-Fi action, mild language and thematic elements
The anamorphically enhanced 2.34:1 DVD exhibits a sharp image, with colors that look less dated than the previously released DVD. Black levels are deep and solid, and shadow delineation is nicely rendered. Fleshtones look natural, although there are still times when they can look somewhat reddish. Shimmering and compression artifacts can be noticed on occasion, but they are not overly distracting. The picture looks quite dimensional, and the edge enhancement that was noticeable in the previous release has been completely removed. (Danny Richelieu)
I read Widescreen Review because it has had a consistent editorial perspective since its inception: a no-compromise approach to making home theatre the best that it can be. I have read the magazine cover to cover since Issue 2. Despite staff and reviewer changes over the years, thanks to Gary's leadership this perspective has never changed. As new technologies are introduced, Widescreen Review always provides in-depth analyses of not just the technology itself, but the political and industry forces that may be forcing compromises in its development. You have always sounded the clarion call to stop compression madness or any other madness that may force us to accept a home theatre experience that falls short of what it could be. Thank you!