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Old 07-26-07, 05:54 AM
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition 11-13-07

"the first home video release of all three versions of the film: the 1977 original theatrical cut, the re-edited 1980 theatrical special edition and Spielberg's director's cut, released in 1998."
http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/va/2...544490600.html

Looks like a 3 DVD disc set? Also will be on Blu-ray.
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Excellent news
I don't even have this movie on DVD yet. I have this movie on VHS for christ-sake, & it's nice to finally see a good DVD release for Close Encounters of the Third Kind. This is very much like the E.T. DVD release that had the original theatrical version & the re-mastered one. That was a very good set & hopefully this will be just as good.
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Yeah! I'm still sweatin' the special edition on VHS. Between this and Blade Runner, I reckon it's time to get a Blu-ray player.
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Are more Spielberg HD movies a possibility? I think so, with this being the first and not Always (like with SD).
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As regards a blu-ray edition - can this be for real? Spielberg held off DVD for a very long time to let player numbers in homes reach a level he deemed worthwhile before releasing any of his titles. This seems way too early for him to enter the HD game...
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Hopefully a commentary this time.
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Sweet, I don't own either previous copies, so I'll get this one. I loved the film.
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yeah but what are the extras ?? - the SE DVD has a great feature length documentary and deleted scenes (that Columbia didn't grant permission for Criterion to include on it's laserdisc release).
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I'm going to have to sell internal organs this fall to pay for this and the BladeRunner suitcase. Maybe we can get this one packaged with a box of instant mashed potatos?
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I'll gladly double dip on this release, and it's become very compelling to acquire a BD player now. Great news!
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now cmon universal with the HD jaws...
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the original cinema cut, too? Holy crap.

30 friggin' years? Double holy crap.
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I don't think I'll upgrade on this one. Unless they announce some ultra-cool features I'm fine with the original 2-disc set. It's got just about everything I need.
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now cmon universal with the HD jaws...
That's the best news of all of this...Sony releases CE3K and Universal responds with an "Oh yeah? Here's JAWS!" A win-win for multi-format owners like myself.
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*keeps fingers crossed the DTS track remains*
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Originally Posted by KillerCannabis
I don't think I'll upgrade on this one. Unless they announce some ultra-cool features I'm fine with the original 2-disc set. It's got just about everything I need.
Yeah, my thoughts exactly.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannabis
It's got just about everything I need.
Except for the best version of the film!
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Something told me to pull the old 2-disc version off my DVDSpot wishlist and I almost picked it up a couple times recently through Columbia House. This is awesome news!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
Except for the best version of the film!
It's not all that different. Not different enought to justify a double dip, IMHO.
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I just mentioned in another topic that I already have the 2-Disc edition that's out, but I'd upgrade if this featured the different versions of the film, so my plans are confirmed.

The only thing I'm wondering is if I should hang on to the 2-Disc, because the documentary on the 2nd disc is quite good. Unless the new set carries over the extras from the 2-Disc set, I might want to hold onto it...
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Here is some early info about the extras for both releases. Seems like there will be more on there than what's listed though.

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releas...ird-kind2.html
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I'll upgrade if the new set retains the DTS.

However, it's a shame that the Blu-ray release will have more extras. Fucking Sony.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
However, it's a shame that the Blu-ray release will have more extras. Fucking Sony.
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I will be getting this since the 1977 version is the best version of them all in my opinion! A set like this is what I have been dreaming would be released,and I can't wait!
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Originally Posted by Julie Walker
I will be getting this since the 1977 version is the best version of them all in my opinion! A set like this is what I have been dreaming would be released,and I can't wait!
I hated the 1980 version - how does the '77 version differ from the '98 one?

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