Tuesday, November 13, 2007
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" is Released on DVD (again)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind can't get no respect. It has never been placed in the Library of Congress National Film Registry (!). And just this year it was bounced out of the AFI's Top 100 Greatest American Films of All-Time (!!).
But Close Encounters was a popular and critical success in its day and undoutably has seen its several trips to the DVD repackaging department because people think its worth owning (and re-buying for the extras).
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977): The insignificance of man in the universe, an allegory for midlife crisis, or the journey to the afterlife for one man, this film can be interpreted in countless ways, and is arguably Spielberg’s greatest achievement: mysterious, unsettling, and profound.