Not only has Close Encounters of the Third Kind gotten a slick 4K restoration, it’s also being sent back to invade theater goers in honor of its 40-year anniversary. In other words, everything awesome about Close Encounters of the Third Kind is about to get all the more awesome!
We don’t have a theatrical listing, so we’re not entirely certain of where the film will screen, but we do know that it returns to theaters on September 1st.
The brand spankin’ new Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD is set to arrive on September 19th, just a few weeks after the theatrical return, so prepare yourself to drop more than a few bucks on this classic next month.
Take a peek at the new trailer Sony just released to promote the theatrical return!
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 40 years, we’ve got the film’s synopsis for you below:
Two parallel stories are told. In the first, a group of research scientists from a variety of backgrounds are investigating the strange appearance of items in remote locations, primarily desert regions. In continuing their investigation, one of the lead scientists, a Frenchman named Claude Lacombe, incorporates the Kodály method of music education as a means of communication in their work. The response, in turn, at first baffles the researchers, until American cartographer David Laughlin deciphers the meaning of the response. In the second, electric company lineman and family man Roy Neary and single mother Jillian Guiler are among some individuals in Muncie, Indiana who experience some paranormal activity before some flashes of bright lights in the sky, which they believe to be a UFO. Roy becomes obsessed with what he saw, unlike some others, especially in some form of authority, who refuse to acknowledge their belief that it was a UFO in not wanting to appear crazy. That obsession…