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Close Encounters of the Third Kind/Starman [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 18507727
  • Release Date: 06/01/2010
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Starman
    Having crashed to Earth, an extraterrestrial space traveller must assume a human identity lest he be captured by the authorities. The alien (Jeff Bridges) chooses the likeness of the recently deceased husband of Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen). At first dumbstruck, Jenny becomes both hostile toward and frightened of her guest. He gradually wins her confidence, learning a few vital English-language phrases so that he can explain his presence. The "starman" has come to Earth with a message of peace, in response to the similar message sent out on Voyager One. He asks for Jenny's help in transporting him to the Nevada desert, where his fellow aliens are to pick him up and take him to his home planet. Soon he and Jenny form a united front against a mean-spirited National Security Council agent (Richard Jaeckel), who intends to seize the starman and turn him over for scientific scrutiny (and possible extermination). While en route to Nevada, Jenny grows closer to the gentle-natured Starman, eventually making love with him. By the time he is poised to leave, she is carrying his child, leaving the field wide open for a sequel--which was never produced, though a weekly TV version surfaced in 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Steven Spielberg followed Jaws (1975), his first major box-office success, with this epic science fiction adventure about a disparate group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) is an electrical lineman who, while sent out on emergency repairs, witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a "sunburn" from its bright lights to prove it. Neary's wife and children are at first skeptical, then concerned, and eventually fearful, as Roy refuses to accept a "logical" explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his job, his home, and his family to pursue the "truth" about UFOs. Neary's obsession eventually puts him in contact with others who've had close encounters with alien spacecraft, including Jillian (Melinda Dillon), a single mother whose son disappeared during her UFO experience, and Claude Lacombe (celebrated French filmmaker François Truffaut), a French researcher who believes that we can use a musical language to communicate with alien visitors. Lacombe's theory is put to the test when a band of government researchers and underground UFO enthusiasts (including Neary) join for an exchange with alien visitors near Devil's Tower, Wyoming. In 1980, a "Special Edition" was released. While its primary selling point was the addition of scenes inside the alien spaceship, Spielberg claimed that he also cleaned up some choppy editing in the second act. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jeff Bridges
      Jeff Bridges - Starman
    • Karen Allen
      Karen Allen - Jenny Hayden
    • Charles Martin Smith
      Charles Martin Smith - Mark Shermin
    • Richard Jaeckel
      Richard Jaeckel - George Fox
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      Robert Phalen - Maj. Bell



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      2 Good Movies Together

      Posted
      Gerald
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      Both of these movies are, in my opinion, worth owning, to enjoy whenever one is in the mood to watch them. Together in one package at a reasonable price makes this product even better!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movies and buy

      Posted
      MoreHumanThanHuman
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      You have two of the best sci-fi movies together. Not much can be said except it is a win-win buy

      I would recommend this to a friend



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