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WATCH: Poster and trailer arrive for Close Encounters Of The Third Kind 40th Anniversary release

July 25th, 2017 by Marc Comments

When you think of classic movies like Star Wars, Gremlins, Goonies or Indiana Jones, you have to bring Close Encounters into that conversation too.

Spielberg’s iconic movie about alien contact is 40 years old (dear, God!) and is getting a limited cinematic release.

We know where we’ll be on September 1st, 2017

Richard Dreyfuss stars as cable worker Roy Neary, who along with several other stunned bystanders experience a close encounter of the first kind – witnessing UFOs soaring across the sky. After this life-changing event, the inexplicable vision of a strange, mountain-like formation haunts him. He becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, much to the dismay of his wife and family. Meanwhile, bizarre occurrences are happening around the world. Government agents have close encounters of the second kind – discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of a lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappeared decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in unusual places. Roy continues to chase his vision to a remote area where he and the agents follow the clues that have drawn them to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind – contact.

Written and Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Produced by: Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips

Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon with Francois Truffaut as Lacombe

Release Date: September 1, 2017

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….