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Sony Teases Close Encounters of the Third Kind Re-Release

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Sony Teases Close Encounters of the Third Kind Re-Release

Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind first showed audiences we’re not alone in 1977. Now, in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary, Sony is teasing a re-release with a video titled “This Means Something,” a reference to protagonist Roy Neary’s famed line.

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Released with no fanfare on Monday, World UFO Day, the teaser depicts aircraft-control radar animation, accompanied by dialogue about an unidentified flying object and intercut images from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The end of the video directs viewers to the website WeAreStillNotAlone.com, which invites them to get updates from the marketing campaign.

While there has been some speculation, there’s no indication that Sony is planning a reboot or sequel. According to Variety, the clip is meant to advertise the film’s return to theaters for one week in September.

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The re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind will hit theaters on Sept. 1. Nominated for eight Academy Awards and winning two (Best Cinematography and a Special Achievement Award for sound effects editing), the film stars Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, and Cary Guffey.

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