Cinema Retro has received the following press release:
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Close Encounters of
the Third Kind will premiere at the Venice Film Festival in August and
will then screen in cinemas internationally – courtesy of Park Circus – from 15
On its 40th anniversary, audiences will be able to
enjoy Steven Spielberg’s science fiction adventure in a new 4K digital print
for the first time. Made in 1977, following the success of Jaws, this is a
compelling story about a group of people who try and contact alien
Electrical lineman Roy Neary encounters a UFO on a deserted
road whilst investigating a major power cut. He becomes increasingly obsessed
with UFOs and subliminal messaging following his experience, distancing himself
from his wife and children but drawing him closer towards parallel
investigations being conducted by scientists, the military and other survivors
of encounters who are attempting to communicate with the mysterious
Close Encounters of the Third Kind will be showing
at cinemas across the UK and Ireland, including at London's Picturehouse
Central and Vue during September, and some of Europe’s major film institutions
such as the Danish Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute, Sitges
International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain and Festival Lumière in France.
The film will also be released in several other international markets.
Audiences will also be treated to a short about the
making of the film which includes an all new interview with Steven Spielberg.
In addition, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be
celebrating the Anniversary this autumn with an all-new 4K Restoration on
2-Disc Remastered Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD™ & Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD
“Light and Sound” Gift Set.