Just encouraged me to order Close Encounters. The 4k set is only $15 bucks right now on Amazon.
That’s what got me to do it. I wanted all the different versions and the features in one case and that’s what I got.
Dek Rollins said:
Okay. I think I’ll watch the theatrical first and then the director’s cut.
I can’t argue with this, though I will second Ash’s statement about the DC being the best cut. I actually haven’t watched the theatrical in a while since I watch the DC every time. Should go back to that some time.
My reasoning with watching the theatrical first is because it sounds like both cuts are great, the latter is just an improvement. So I might as well see it how it was originally first. I just wanted to make sure that it wasn’t like Bladerunner where there is very little reason other than curiosity to watch the theatrical cut.
If I love the movie then I’ll check out the SE too, but I hate studio meddling so I’ll save that one for last.
But really, the extended ending in the SE can potentially ruin the movie depending on how you feel about it. As a big fan of this movie, I actually regret watching that ending. I’d say just turn it off before the end.
I don’t know, if I really like the movie then my curiosity is going to get me to at least look up the ending. Even if I hated it I don’t think that it could ruin the movie for me. We’ll see.