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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 ...
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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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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 6/1/2004
  • UPC: 024543115878
  • Original Release: 1985
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:57:00
  • Format: DVD

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 Jr. Pillsbury
Clint Howard John Dexter
Charles Lampkin Pops
Mike Nomad Doc
Rance Howard
Harold Bergman Reverend
Fred Broderson Dock Master
Mark Cheresnick Salvatore
Wendy J. Cooke Alien
Jorge Gil Lou Pine
Jean Speegle Howard Woman
Irving Krone Jasper
Pamela Prescott Alien
Charles Rainsbury Smiley
James Ritz DMV Clerk
Dinah Sue Rowley Alien
Ted Science Policeman
Bette Shoor Realtor
Mark Simpson Coast Guard
Gabriella Sinclair Alien
Robert Slacum Jr. Coast Guard
Ivy Thayer Waitress
Clarence Thomas Policeman
Cindi Vicino Teller
Charles Voelker Band Leader
Russ Wheeler Doctor
Technical Credits
Ron Howard Director
Rick 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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Menu

Side #1 -- Widescreen and Bonus Features
   Play
   Language Selection
      English 4.1 Surround
      French Dolby Surround
      Spanish Mono
      Commentary By Director Ron Howard
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary By Director Ron Howard: On
      Commentary By Director Ron Howard: Off
      Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
      Ron Howard Profile
      Underwater Training
      Actors
      Creating Antareans
      Still Gallery
      TV Spot #1
      TV Spot #2
      TV Spot #3
      Theatrical Teaser
      Theatrical Trailer
      Cocoon: The Return Theatrical Teaser
Side #2 -- Fullscreen
   Play
   Language Selection
      English 4.1 Surround
      French Dolby Surround
      Spanish Mono
      Commentary By Director Ron Howard
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary By Director Ron Howard: On
      Commentary By Director Ron Howard: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A LITTLE SLOW, BUT CERTAINLY FUN TO WATCH

    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.

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