I saw this classic for the first time on the big screen in the rerelease. Looked a little bit dated but I'm sure it was mind blowing back in 1977. A lot of suspense near the end that kept me on the edge of my seat. A little too long. Not Spielberg's best but still a very good movie.
One to remember.
One of the most beautiful alien encounter films I've watched.
I remember seeing this when it first came out at a drive-in theater, was great then and still great now.
The movie was great until it turned into an EDM concert. The final "encounter" was dragged out for way too long and a lot of it felt unnecessary and a waste of time. Perhaps this was inspiring back in the 70s, but watching it now it just looks cheesy.
The matter of which version is which is a real conversation piece. As the original theatrical version is VERY rarely seen, one suspects, based on many reviews, that the 1980 re - release is a much better film. But this should not hinder any viewings of this spectacular film.
Film Paco 1: image 3,75 / 5 and sound 4.25 / 5. After many years without seeing it still seems as good