'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Blu-ray Re-release

Posted Tue Jan 11, 2011 at 01:00 PM PST by

Steven Spielberg's sci-fi classic gets a double dip next month, though this new release is a downgrade from the previous 30th Anniversary Edition.

In an early announcement to retailers, Sony has lined up 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind,' starring Richard Dreyfuss, for Blu-ray release on February 11 as part of their Essentials Collection.

The release will be a two-disc set with 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtracks, and all of the supplements from the prior release. This edition just won't contain the poster and collectible booklet.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $19.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 11.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Essentials Collection) (Blu-ray)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)
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