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Cocoon [Blu-ray] (1985)

Don Ameche , Wilford Brimley , Ron Howard  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Wendy J. Cooke, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy
  • Directors: Ron Howard
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby TrueHD), French (Stereo), Spanish (Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00369ERBU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,356 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Steve Guttenberg. From director Ron Howard comes this imaginative science fiction tale with a lot of heart and now in a blu-ray anniversary edition. Old men and women at a retirement community have seemingly found a fountain of youth, but have no idea that their newfound youth may be extraterrestrial in nature. 1985/color/118 min/PG-13.

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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every "old folk" should see this... November 6, 2004
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
When I first saw this film on video, I decided to rent a video player and visit my elderly parents...and they never had such a good time.My folks are gone now, and my stubborn dad, who hated practically everything, laughed is butt off. He hated movies, in general, but his reaction to "Cocoon" was gratifyting to me. I could analyze many aspects of the film, but there's little to say, other than the fact that the actors were in touch with their material and ran with it. Ron Howard made a more important film than he may know. To me, anyway... Every old folk should see this film.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A moving, funny, and original sci-fi/fantasy/drama. December 7, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
This is one of the few movies I've seen that has really made me cry. Director Ron Howard scores it big with this wonderful movie, and the plot is verrrrry original; three old men who live at a retirement center sneak over to a close-by deserted house every day to take a swim in the swimming pool. But a group of aliens disguised as humans come down to earth to save some of their comrades that they left there thousands of years ago, who are now sealed in large rock-like cocoons beneath the ocean, and take them home. And when they put the cocoons in the swimming pool to keep them alive and the old men go for a swim, they come out feeling like a million bucks! This would be a perfect family film if it wasn't so sexual and vulgar at times (hence the PG-13 rating). But for nine years and up, this is a sure treat. Don Ameche does a wonderful job as one of the old men, and Steve Guttenberg is downright funny as the guy who owns the boat the aliens use, and has a love affair with one of the aliens, as well. It has good lessons on friendship and love, and is a tear-jerker at times. A VERY GOOD movie!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rescue of stranded aliens leads to charming comedy December 23, 2003
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A group of aliens arrives in a Florida retirement community to rescue their colleagues who have been cocooned and settled beneath the sea. The aliens unzip and zip on their human costumes - the initial unveiling, witnessed by the boat captain, is beautiful and worthy of an award - and stash their rescued buddies in the compound's swimming pool. The retirees, after swimming in the pool, experience personal rejuvenation: they make love like teenage boys, eat like athletes, and Don Ameche's Olympian diving performance is memorable in itself. And then the retirees, now in on the secret, are asked to choose between attaining immortality by leaving with the aliens - or living our their lifespan on earth with their surviving loved ones.
Wonderful, heartening and heartbreaking, inspiring film, directed by Ron Howard, and soooo beautifully cast.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Summer Movie From the Eighties September 2, 2004
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This is one of my favorite films from Director Ron Howard. It's a highly original sci-fi story that is more character and story driven that is not heavily reliant on CGI, unlike a lot of what passes today for summer entermainment. The story involves a group of benevolent aliens who return to Earth near the Florida coast to retrieve some comrades that were left behind on a prior mission from the bottom of the ocean. They store their lifepods in a swimming pool that some local retirees use and to the surprise of the seniors the pool contains a rejuvenating lifeforce. The cast, particularly the older actors, are uniformly excellent. One minor qualm is the finale of the film is somewhat derivative of Spielberg; the aliens mothership even looks like the one in "Close Encounters". I had not seen this film since it's initial release and it holds up remarkably well.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Friendly Extraterrestrials April 16, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
If you have read Stephen King's Dreamcatcher, please get to this film. A positive vision of Extraterrestrials. They are a world where people do not age, where there is no war, where is no disease, where there is no hatred. We can of course think there are no feelings either. Yet, there are and when they are confronted to the human world they discover feelings in no time, and those are not human at all, they are universal : the sadness of death, the sadness of leaving friends, and a few others, even love. Old people dream of living forever, even if it means being productive forever. There is nothing worse for pensioners than to be pensioners, that is to say people completely controled by rules and who have no productive activities for society or other people. A world of eternal productivity is a dream that only pensioners can afford. But it is the most human and the deepest feeling of them all. And this can only come from an estraterrestrial vision of the world. Will our society get to that level, ever, we don't know, we hope so, but we definitely cannot say it will happen ever. A marvelous film about aging and the drama of becoming useless for society, and a slave of dumb rules that deprive you of any freedom or free choice. Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, Paris Universities II and IX.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it! May 15, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I saw it when I was 8 and still love it until today.The story is funny,touching,and heartwarming.One of the best 80's movies.Worth watching over and over.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Father's Day movie October 17, 2007
By P. Abe
Format:DVD
It was Father's Day, 1985. "Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom" was the big movie playing against this Ron Howard film, which was still going strong. I'd convinced the family to see this movie on the strength of Siskel & Ebert's "At The Movies" review. Once we were seated in the nearly full theater, I heard a kid grumble about this not being "Indiana Jones..." The spaceship did a planetary flyby, and movie magic took over. My father, one of "The Greatest Generation," who'd weathered the deaths of his parents shortly before and during The Depression, and served with the 442nd RCT in Italy was a no-nonsense sort. He mentioned that this was a good film, a little far-fetched, but nice nevertheless. I suspect that seeing classic actors like Don Ameche in a lively film about taking chances and meeting Life head on made his day. He died in 1998, but this is/was something wonderful that the whole family enjoyed. And I didn't hear another peep out of that kid about missing "Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom," either.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Cocoon
Excellent movie- They don't write them like this any more.. I loved it when it first came out and had to order the cd so I could watch it when I wanted- Another classic.
Published 26 days ago by Dorothy J. Lafond
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
It is a nice sweet movie about older people!!! I loved it the first time I saw it and enjoy seeing it again and again.
Published 1 month ago by Bonnie Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars A mild-mannered science fiction movie, where nothing gets blown up
COCOON is a mild-mannered science fiction movie taking place in the vicinity of an old folks home somewhere along the coast of Florida. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tom Brody
4.0 out of 5 stars why spend over $40.00
I bought this film years ago for about $8.00 . I know inflation takes its toll but 600% please. I don't care for blue ray, it is not `worth
the extra cost. Read more
Published 1 month ago by RGM
5.0 out of 5 stars Cocoon - Limited Edition SteelBook [Blu-ray] [1985] [UK Release]
Cocoon - Limited Edition SteelBook [Blu-ray] [1985] [UK Release] A group of shut-ins at a rest home get a new lease on life when they're offered the gift of eternal youth by... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Andrew C. Miller
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong region?
Unable to play this on my DVD. Error message states it is not available in my region. Apparently, there is a way to unlock my DVD in order to play this, but there are about 50... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dawn M. Bingaman
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm prejudiced...
...because I lived quite close to the property where this was filmed and watched some scenes being filmed. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jamie
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Fantasy.
This movie has great emotional appeal. We all wish that the ageing process could be a much more fulfilling experience. We want to feel vital and needed and valued. Read more
Published 2 months ago by John Ventrillo
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Movie
I love the Cocoon movie. I had a VHS version and wanted it in DVD. The copy received was in good condition and played well in the regular format.
Published 2 months ago by raymond s worth
4.0 out of 5 stars It is from Florida
I like the scenes in Florida. I live in the same place this movie is in. I liked watching the scene with the girl that Steve is watching. It is something about angels. Great movie.
Published 3 months ago by Vytautas Baronas Leita
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