After an astronomer discovers communication emanating from the star Vega, she leads an international team in deciphering it, and travels through space to contact the senders of the message.
Subjects:Astronomers -- Drama.
Human-alien encounters -- Drama.
Life on other planets -- Drama.
Outer space -- Drama.
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996 -- Film adaptations.
Women astronomers -- Drama.
Science fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:Bassett, Angela, actor.
Blake, Geoffrey, 1962- actor.
Bradshaw, Joan (Joan R.), film producer.
Burgess, Don, 1956- director of photography.
Busey, Jake, actor.
Druyan, Ann, 1949- author.
Fichtner, William, actor.
Foster, Jodie, actor.
Goldenberg, Michael, screenwriter. 1965-
Hart, James V., screenwriter.
Hurt, John, 1940-2017 actor.
Johnston, Joanna, costume designer.
Lowe, Rob, actor.
Malone, Jena, 1984- actor.
Martini, Max, 1969- actor.
McConaughey, Matthew, 1969- actor.
Morse, David, 1953- actor.
Obst, Lynda Rosen, film producer.
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996. Contact.
Schmidt, Arthur, 1937- film editor.
Silvestri, Alan, composer (expression)
Skerritt, Tom, actor.
Smallwood, Tucker, actor.
South Side Amusement Company, production company.
Starkey, Steve, film producer.
Verreaux, Edward, production designer.
Warner Bros. Entertainment, production company.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), film distributor.
Woods, James, 1947- actor.
Zemeckis, Robert, 1952- film director, film producer.
1 videodisc (150 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD video 4 3/4 in.
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
MPAA: Rated PG; for some intense action, mild language and a scene of sensuality.
Contact (Motion picture)
Based on the novel by Carl Sagan. Based on the story by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Special features: Cast & crew (biographies); From novel to screen; Creating a fantastic event; The message; Constructing the pod; Alien encounters: Audio commentaries (3 feature-length commentaries on alternate audio tracks: Jodie Foster, Robert Zemeckis (director) and Steve Starkey (producer), and Ken Ralston (senior visual effects supervisor) and Stephen Rosenbaum (visual effects supervisor)), The special effects (The making of the opening shot, The making of the NASA machine destruction, The making of the Harrier landing, High speed compositing reel), Computer animated concepts (The machine fly-by, Hadden's plane, NASA control room), Theatrical trailers, Special edition credits.
Director of photography, Don Burgess ; production design, Ed Verreaux ; edited by Arthur Schmidt ; music by Alan Silvestri ; costumes designed by Joanna Johnston.
Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, David Morse, Angela Bassett, Geoffrey Blake, Maximilian Martini, Rob Lowe, Jake Busey, Jena Malone, Tucker Smallwood.
DVD, widescreen presentation; NTSC region 1; dual layer; Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby surround stereo.; dual-layer.
For private home use only.
In English or French with optional English, French and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.Link to PAC