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CE3K 4K 40th
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s***@hotmail.com
2017-09-06 00:40:03 UTC
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Saw the 4K restoration of, "Close Encounters of The Third Kind," and it's very well-done. So pristine, you can clearly see the penciled-in, "1, 2, 3, 4, 5" for François Truffaut to play on his little keyboard.

Anyway, that five-tone sequence being Strauss' "Also sprach Zarathustra" tone poem in reverse, and Wyoming's Devil's Tower being the monolith, never seem to be called-out as direct lifts from 2001:aso; even forty-years on.

Regards,

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-09-06 00:53:49 UTC
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It's a great film. I love the duck scene best.
s***@hotmail.com
2017-09-08 03:08:22 UTC
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Post by kelpzoidzl
I love the duck scene best.
The 4K restoration I saw was the director's cut, so that scene was there. Cineplex gave it just the one screen here, but it was their UltraAVX (which is higher-quality than LieMAX, IMO).

https://www.cineplex.com/Theatres/UltraAVX

This article goes into the CE3K restoration and upcoming 4K HDR Blu-ray:

http://tinyurl.com/y9zcdzlk

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-09-12 13:29:57 UTC
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I noticed Close Encounters is playing in Hollywood. But could find nothing about it being a special release.
s***@hotmail.com
2017-09-13 16:29:13 UTC
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Post by kelpzoidzl
I noticed Close Encounters is playing in Hollywood. But could find nothing about it being a special release.
It's the 40th 4K restoration:

Hollywood Arclight : http://tinyurl.com/y86cblky

AMC L.A. & Burbank: http://tinyurl.com/y95ku5ph

The 4K Blu-ray arriving next week has two configurations:

$21: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073LWR8XD/

$49: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073WMDDG6

Also, a new book on CE3K's production (similar to those for "Alien" and "Back to the Future" with replica memorabilia inserts):

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062692992/

Regards,

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-09-13 17:28:48 UTC
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I had looked up the weekend movies on move fone saw Close Encounters, clcked on it but no other info. Didnt pursue it since I knew I couldnt be going anywhere.
s***@hotmail.com
2017-09-27 19:44:35 UTC
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$49: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073WMDDG6
I purchased the CE3K 4K 40th limited edition and it's quite nice. Book is basically identical to that from the 30th anniversary Blu-ray, however, and I doubt the battery is easily replaced. Someone's posted how the box art lights-up and sounds:



Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-09-28 05:43:50 UTC
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The comments on Anazon are interesting. Is the grain really big? Is the color extra saturated?

Does this one have that ending inside the ship? Never was happy with that.
s***@hotmail.com
2017-09-28 06:59:53 UTC
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The comments on Anazon are interesting. Is the grain really big? Is the color extra saturated?
Per the restorations of "Jaws," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "E.T.", a very balanced image. No obvious color grading manipulation. Mostly pristine with hardly any grainy shots. A perfect restoration, IMO.
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Does this one have that ending inside the ship? Never was happy with that.
It's all three versions: original release, re-release and director's cut.

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-09-28 18:03:20 UTC
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Sounds good. I think i'll buy it.

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