Close Encounters Of The Third Kind- 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray

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everythinggoesdumb
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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind- 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray

Post by everythinggoesdumb » Thu May 10, 2018 9:49 pm

I've been having some trouble with the Blu-Ray (Feature) disc of the Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (40th Anniversary Edition). There are 3 different cuts of the film on it: Theatrical, Special Edition and Director's Cut. The problem is that there are two versions of each showing in MakeMKV. Both versions for each cut have the same run-time as each other (i.e. the Theatrical Cut version 1 has the same run-time as version 2) and I haven't seen many differences between any of the audio or subtitle tracks.
Here are the 6 versions:

Director's Cuts:
Source file name: 00345.mpls
Duration: 2:17:14
Chapters count: 16
Size: 28.7 GB
Segment count: 37
Segment map: 399,401,336,337,338,339,340,341,342,343,344,345,346,347,348,349,350,351,352,353,354,355,356,357,358,359,360,361,362,363,364,365,366,367,368,369,370
File name: Close_Encounters_of_the_Third_Kind_40th_Anniversary_Edition_t03.mkv

Name: Close Encounters of the Third Kind 40th Anniversary Edition (English)
Source file name: 00412.mpls
Duration: 2:17:14
Chapters count: 16
Size: 28.7 GB
Segment count: 37
Segment map: 399,401,336,337,338,339,340,341,342,343,344,345,346,347,348,349,350,351,352,353,354,355,356,357,358,359,360,361,362,363,364,365,366,367,368,369,370
File name: Close_Encounters_of_the_Third_Kind_40th_Anniversary_Edition_t05.mkv
Theatrical Versions
Source file name: 00346.mpls
Duration: 2:14:45
Chapters count: 16
Size: 28.1 GB
Segment count: 39
Segment map: 399,401,371,372,373,338,374,340,375,342,376,344,377,378,379,380,348,349,381,382,383,384,385,355,356,357,358,386,360,387,388,363,389,365,366,367,390,369,391
File name: Close_Encounters_of_the_Third_Kind_40th_Anniversary_Edition_t04.mkv

Source file name: 00413.mpls
Duration: 2:14:45
Chapters count: 16
Size: 28.1 GB
Segment count: 39
Segment map: 399,401,371,372,373,338,374,340,375,342,376,344,377,378,379,380,348,349,381,382,383,384,385,355,356,357,358,386,360,387,388,363,389,365,366,367,390,369,391
File name: Close_Encounters_of_the_Third_Kind_40th_Anniversary_Edition_t06.mkv
Director's Cut:
Source file name: 00417.mpls
Duration: 2:12:29
Chapters count: 23
Size: 27.7 GB
Segment count: 35
Segment map: 404,402,401,336,337,338,339,340,392,342,343,344,393,346,347,348,350,351,352,353,354,394,358,359,360,361,362,363,364,365,366,367,395,369,396
File name: Close_Encounters_of_the_Third_Kind_40th_Anniversary_Edition_t07.mkv

Source file name: 00420.mpls
Duration: 2:12:29
Chapters count: 23
Size: 27.7 GB
Segment count: 35
Segment map: 404,402,401,336,337,338,339,340,392,342,343,344,393,346,347,348,350,351,352,353,354,394,358,359,360,361,362,363,364,365,366,367,395,369,396
File name: Close_Encounters_of_the_Third_Kind_40th_Anniversary_Edition_t08.mkv
I created a backup using MakeMKV and opened it in VLC, and it automatically starts playing Title 54 without going to a menu. Title 54 seems to be the Director's Cut because it has a run-time of 2:17:14.

Does anyone have any pointers for how to find the correct version? (I also apologize if I'm formatting any of this wrong, this is my first time posting.)

Woodstock
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Re: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind- 40th Anniversary Blu

Post by Woodstock » Thu May 10, 2018 11:20 pm

Does the menu offer a commentary version of each?

Some times multiple versions ARE identical if you rip them, but they have separate play lists because of what which feature you're taking advantage of.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

everythinggoesdumb
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Re: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind- 40th Anniversary Blu

Post by everythinggoesdumb » Fri May 11, 2018 7:20 pm

I will have to check once I get back to my standard Blu-Ray player.

Also, I created a decrypted backup, but for some reason it will not play in VLC Player. (The proper library and other backups play just fine.)

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Re: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind- 40th Anniversary Blu

Post by keithl » Tue May 29, 2018 3:58 pm

Anyone know which sequence on the 4K UHD retail disc?

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Re: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind- 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray

Post by everythinggoesdumb » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:12 pm

So I think I figured it out for the regular Blu-Ray that is included with the UHD. The difference is one of the subtitle streams. In each one, the third English subtitle stream is slightly different. After looking at them, I think the correct ones are as follows:
  • Director's edition Source file name: 00345.mpls
  • Theatrical Edition Source file name: 00413.mpls
  • Special Edition Source file name: 00417.mpls
Please let me know if I'm incorrect so that I can redo the process.

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