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.
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