Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Nov. 13 Details: Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition (DVD, $40; Blu-ray Disc, $50). Includes three versions of the film: the 1977 original theatrical cut, the re-edited 1980 theatrical special edition, and Steven Spielberg's director's cut, released in 1998. Why it's important: It's the first time a Spielberg movie has been issued on high-definition disc, and it's the first home video release of all three versions What's new: An interview with Spielberg created especially for this release and a retrospective documentary. Plus: Only on the 50 GB Blu-ray edition are new "storyboard-to-scene" comparisons and the original 1977 "Watch the Skies" featurette. Blu-ray, says David Bishop, president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, "will add yet another new and thrilling dimension to this timeless film." — Thomas K. Arnold, USA TODAY The big thing here is if you've not bought the DVD before you get all 3 versions together. That's pretty sweet. Usually you have to choose between different versions and unless you've researched it, you really won't know which is best. Also it's the first Spielberg movie coming out in HD. Odds are though the HD won't be phenominal unless they remastered the special effects. Usually with older films they processed the film then added the special effects before digitizing it all. Lately, like with King Kong, they digitize the film right out of the camera at a resolution beyond HD then process in the effects. That way there's no loss from going from analog. With movies like House of Flying Daggers, they've digitized and processed it out of the camera so many times the film looks awful in HD.