Cocoon

Cocoon

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Director: Ron Howard

Cast: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn

     
 

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One of director Ron Howard's most beloved hits, Cocoon arrives on DVD with some modest but attractive bonus features. Viewable in either the original 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio or 1.33:1 pan-and-scan, this release offers audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 4.0 and Spanish or French Dolby Digital Surround with optional English…  See more details below

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One of director Ron Howard's most beloved hits, Cocoon arrives on DVD with some modest but attractive bonus features. Viewable in either the original 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio or 1.33:1 pan-and-scan, this release offers audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 4.0 and Spanish or French Dolby Digital Surround with optional English and Spanish subtitles. Extra features include a commentary track with director Howard, five featurettes, theatrical trailers, and television spots.

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After making a directorial name for himself with Disney's Splash in 1984, Ron Howard came back a year later with this uplifting extraterrestrial/fountain of youth picture. With a very talented (and mostly geriatric) cast that included Hume Cronin, Don Ameche and Wilford Brimley, the film presents a positive outlook on the eternal questions posed by life and death. Cocoon seamlessly combines playful and sorrowful elements as it ponders the puzzling dilemmas of the aged. The supporting cast members, most notably Steve Guttenberg and Brian Denehy, are stronly glued to the spirit of the film. The expansive scope and focus of the film is hammered home by the insightful performances of Cronin, Ameche and Brimley. Although peaceful aliens fell out of vogue in 1990s cinema, Cocoon's E.T.-esque qualities still resonate.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2004
UPC:
0024543115878
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
PG13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:57:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by director Ron Howard; Five featurettes; Trailers; TV spots and more

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Ameche Art Selwyn
Wilford Brimley Ben Luckett
Hume Cronyn Joe Finley
Brian Dennehy Walter
Jack Gilford Bernie Lefkowitz
Steve Guttenberg Jack Bonner
Maureen Stapleton Mary Luckett
Jessica Tandy Alma Finley
Gwen Verdon Bess McCarthy
Herta Ware Rose Lefkowitz
Tahnee Welch Kitty
Barret Oliver David
Linda Harrison Susan
Tyrone Power Pillsbury
Clint Howard John Dexter
Charles Lampkin Pops
Mike Nomad Doc
Rance Howard Actor
Robert Slacum Coast Guard
Ivy Thayer Waitress
Jorge Gil Lou Pine
James Ritz DMV Clerk
Charles Rainsbury Smiley
Wendy J. Cooke Alien
Pamela Prescott Alien
Dinah Sue Rowley Alien
Gabriella Sinclair Alien
Russ Wheeler Doctor
Harold Bergman Reverend
Fred Broderson Dock Master
Mark Cheresnick Salvatore
Bette Shoor Realtor
Mark Simpson Coast Guard
Jean Speegle Howard Woman
Charles Voelker Band Leader
Irving Krone Jasper
Clarence Thomas Policeman
Ted Science Policeman
Cindi Vicino Teller

Technical Credits
Ron Howard Director
Richard Baker Consultant/advisor,Special Effects
Tom Benedek Screenwriter
David Brown Producer
Greg Cannon Special Effects
Richard S. Church Sound/Sound Designer
Jack T. Collis Production Designer
Robert Doudell Associate Producer
Jim Duffy Set Decoration/Design
Ted Grossman Stunts
Kevin Haney Makeup
Daniel Hanley Editor
Linda Henrikson Set Decoration/Design
Michael Hill Editor
James Horner Score Composer
Jordan Klein Cinematographer
Bob Norin Makeup
Robert Norin Makeup
Penny Perry Casting
Donald Peterman Cinematographer
Ken Ralston Special Effects
Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costumes/Costume Designer
David Saperstein Original Story
Mort Schwartz Costumes/Costume Designer
Cruz Sembello Songwriter
Lili Fini Zanuck Producer
Richard D. Zanuck Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen and Bonus Features
1. Main Titles [1:36]
2. The Home [7:03]
3. Strangers [8:32]
4. Taking a Risk [1:51]
5. In the Mood [3:20]
6. Come Dancing [3:18]
7. From an Honest Planet [6:10]
8. Busted [1:02]
9. Rejuvenation [2:59]
10. Reckless Behavior [7:47]
11. Rose [5:11]
12. Invitation to Eternity [6:29]
13. Why Stay? [:55]
14. Breaking Away [3:51]
15. In Good Hands [6:16]
16. End Credits [2:00]
Side #2 -- Fullscreen
1. Main Titles [1:36]
2. The Home [7:03]
3. Strangers [8:32]
4. Taking a Risk [1:51]
5. In the Mood [3:20]
6. Come Dancing [3:18]
7. From an Honest Planet [6:10]
8. Busted [1:02]
9. Rejuvenation [2:59]
10. Reckless Behavior [7:47]
11. Rose [5:11]
12. Invitation to Eternity [6:29]
13. Why Stay? [:55]
14. Breaking Away [3:51]
15. In Good Hands [6:16]
16. End Credits [2:00]

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Cocoon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Walterama More than 1 year ago
Cocoon is a feel good movie. One of my favorite. It makes you laugh, cry, and sad. After the movie is finished, it will make you feel a lot better. Also, it makes you want to see it again now that it is on DVD and Blu-Ray disc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first heard about this movie from my dad and he said it was one of ron howard's best films and I believed him at first. After seeing it I wasn't too impressed. It has a great story but just doesn't meet up to expectations. The movie is fun to watch because it is funny, but a little slow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago