Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History – Autographed


A brand new copy of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND: THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY, autographed by the author and Close Encounters luminaries!

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A brand new copy of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND: THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY, autographed by the author and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS and visual effects luminaries!

Creature Features is proud to present an in-store signing! Michael Klastorin will be premiering his deluxe new CLOSE ENCOUNTERS hardcover, discussing the book and the film, and meeting fans. Scheduled to appear are legendary visual effects artists and Close Encounters veterans Douglas Trumbull, Dennis Muren, and Greg Jein!

We’re taking pre-orders now for autographed books!
All copies will be signed by Mr. Klastorin. While we’re delighted to announce that all guests have agreed to sign books, schedules do vary, and so we’re only able to guarantee Mr. Klastorin’s signature.
Signature appearances may vary. All orders are subject to available stock.

Please note that international shipping is currently not available for this book through our website. International orders will be cancelled and refunded. We can ship all products internationally through our eBay store – listing will be available after the signing event.

Attending the event or picking up in our Burbank retail shop? Simply select “Local pickup” from the shipping options. Please do not select “Local pickup” if you need the book shipped.

We expect to begin shipping orders shortly after the event. Due to unpredictable variance in crowd size and event length, sometimes delays are unavoidable. We’ll update this page with any significant delays.

All orders subject to availability. Please see detailed info below!



Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind with this fully authorized behind-the-scenes book exploring the creation, production, and legacy of this iconic film.

Created in conjunction with Sony Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Visual History details the complete creative journey behind the making of the film and examines its cultural impact.

Featuring rare and never-before-seen imagery from the archives, the book brings together a stunning collection of on-set photography, concept art, storyboards, and more to create a visual narrative of the film’s journey to the big screen. It also features a wealth of insightful commentary from every key player involved in the film, from the acclaimed director himself to the film’s stars and the key department heads who brought Spielberg’s vision to life.

Special inserts and interactive elements include script pages, call lists, concept sketches, and more. Comprehensive, compelling, and filled with unseen treasures, Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History is a fitting tribute to one of history’s most iconic films.

About the Author

Klastorin has served as a production publicist on 50+ feature films, including Office Space, Zombieland, Easy A, and Cooties. Klastorin was on set for every shooting day of Back to the Future Part II and Part III. He can be seen by eagle-eyed observers as the townsman who says good morning to Mr. Eastwood (aka Marty McFly) in Back to the Future Part III. He also co-wrote 2 episodes of Back to the Future: The Animated Series.