Interesting movie, but it didn't really have the same impact as when I saw it on the 'Big Screen' in the early seventies!
No audio for me for this film. Where for the sound be gone?! :(
Unfortunately, no audio. Somehow, no audio for me for this film.
Nothing to write home about.
Having seen Close Encounters back in 1977, I am still inspired by the cleverness of Steven Spielberg..... This version of the original DVD is almost the same length as the original movie I saw in the theatre some 33 years ago and it still holds the same magic that I experienced back then in 1977. Wonderful movie. I give it 7/5 .
A little slow by today's standards, but still a great, unique sci-fi story. The special effects hold up far better than those in other films from the '70s.
No Special Features included.
Not a fan of this one. I think it was very unclimatic. Took ages to get no where!
Good special effects for the time though. Not Spiel's best work.
Watching this with my young sons I realised how basic the effects must look to them having so far grown up in the CGI age. All the same I think they enjoyed it and I certainly enjoyed watching it again and not just for nostalgic reasons. The industry owes so much to these Spielberg blockbusters. They are referenced again and again. It is easy for me to recall the wonder that we once felt at Close Encounters, ET, Raiders, Jurassic Park and others.
I have always loved the way Close Encounters builds up to its climax with the mysterious sounds and the shape of Devil’s Peak. Richard Dreyfuss is also one of my favourite actors, often underrated and here also he works hard at a convincing performance of a man obsessed, which is largely overlooked in the bigger picture.
We watched the original presentation (1978) and not the later (1980) Special Edition. I would now quite like to revisit that version as well.
Holds up well 30 years later.
Holds up well 25 years later.
One of my fav Spielberg films featuring Richard Dreyfuss going nuts over aliens. Lots of anticipation and a good payoff.