Columbia: Close Encounter's...Ultimate Set!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Raymond Johnson, Mar 15, 2002.

  1. Raymond Johnson

    Raymond Johnson Stunt Coordinator

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    Since studio's have a tendancy to re-release various movies over again.

    Why not release a true SE of Close Encounter's of the Third kind & include all versions of the film?

    I happen to not like the 1980 SE & have yet to see the whole thing of the 'new' director's cut of the film since i still prefer the original 1977 version over the other two.

    Which sadly is fading from my memory since(can hardly remember the Carl Weather's scene,complete rolling of the globe & various there great scenes,some small,some big..but all altered or deleted altogether in the current versions) it is never shown on tv anymore(only the 1980 SE,new cut & hybrid of all three are aired now) & i would LOVE to see the film in it's OAR...but original version only please!

    + because of lack of OAR(it looks horrible in P&S) & only the 'new' cut avalible. I have'nt seen the movie in a few years!

    A dvd set with all 3 'original' versions would truly be special.
     
  2. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

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    The reason why only the director's cut (1998) is on the DVD is because Speilberg really doesn't care for the 1977 and 1980 cuts anymore.

    I would like to see a DVD with all 3 versions intercut via seamless branching, but if the 1998 version is the only one intended to be seen now, that's fine with me.

    The current DVD's video/audio is top-notch, IMO. (Despite a few rough spots due to dupes having to be used for the restoration.)
     
  3. LukeB

    LukeB Cinematographer

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    I thought the video on the DVD release was pretty disappointing, and I would like to see the alternate cuts, but I doubt we'll see a re-release and even if there was one, I don't know if I would upgrade.
     
  4. Scott D S

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    I'd like a re-release so we can get the extensive still gallery that was not ported over from the laserdisc.
     

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