Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind is one of the most beloved sci-fi movies to ever hit the silver screen. It was released several months after George Lucas’ first Star Wars film back in December of 1977 and managed to earn $303 million at the box office on a $20 million budget. Now, to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary, it’s been digitally remastered in 4K and will return to theaters for one week starting September 1st (via The Hollywood Reporter).
Unfortunately, we don’t have an exact list of theaters just yet, but we should in the near future. What we do know is it’ll also be released on Blu-ray in 4K September 19th for fans to take home and enjoy. A poster to commemorate this occasion was created that should make for a pretty sweet phone wallpaper.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind follows Richard Dreyfuss who plays a line worker that has a close encounter with extra terrestrials. He is then drawn to a nearby location deep in the wilderness where something major is about to happen. Melinda Dillon and François Truffaut also star in the film.