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TCFHE Press Release: Cocoon and The Thomas Crown Affair (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 23 2010 - 12:05 PM

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Intergalactic Drama And Crowd-Pleasing Caper Arrive On Blu-Ray April 6 From 
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LOS ANGELES, CA (February 23, 2010) – Dive into a mysterious pool of endless energy or break into a vault of priceless treasures when two contemporary classic films, Cocoon 25th Anniversary and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), debut on Blu-ray Disc April 6 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and MGM Home Entertainment.
An ensemble including Academy Award-winning legend Jessica Tandy* (Driving Miss Daisy), Jack Gilford (Save The Fight), Maureen Stapleton (Reds), Wilford Brimley (The Firm), Hume Cronyn (The World According To Garp), Brian Dennehy (Righteous Kill), and Steve Guttenberg (3 Men And A Baby), star in the critically-acclaimed sci-fi drama Cocoon. Still resonating with audiences since its premiere, it was one of the first directorial debuts by Academy Award-winner Ron Howard** (A Beautiful Mind).
This emotional story of hope given to a group of elderly friends who feel as if they’ve lived long past their prime has become a classic of contemporary cinema that continues to touch generations of film fans. When visitors from a distant galaxy return to Earth on a secret mission, their other-wordly powers afford a group of senior citizens – who had expected nothing more from life than bingo, shuffleboard, aches and pains – the chance to recapture their youth. With Don Ameche (Trading Places) in his Academy Award-winning role*** and an all-star cast, Cocoon is a magical story of love, friendship and the human spirit.
Action hero Pierce Brosnan (Tomorrow Never Dies) and glamorous Rene Russo (Lethal Weapon 3) join forces in the thrilling heist film The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). Co-starring Dennis Leary (“Rescue Me”) and with a special appearance by Faye Dunaway (Bonnie and Clyde), who starred in the film’s 1968 original, The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)continues to keep audiences guessing until the very last moment.
Thrill-seeking billionaire Thomas Crown (Brosnan) loves nothing more than courting disaster and winning. So when his world becomes too stiflingly safe, he pulls off his boldest stunt ever: stealing a priceless painting in broad daylight from one of Manhattan's most heavily guarded museums. But his post-heist excitement soon pales beside an even greater challenge: Catherine Banning (Russo). A beautiful insurance investigator hired to retrieve the artwork, Catherine's every bit as intelligent, cunning and hungry for adventure as he is. And just when Thomas realizes he's finally met his match, she skillfully leads him into a daring game of cat and mouse that's more intoxicating and dangerous than anything either of them has ever experienced before.
Cocoon 25th Anniversary Blu-ray disc, featuring audio commentary from director Ron Howard, behind-the-scenes featurettes, theatrical trailers and more will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 U.S./$25.99 Canada. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) two disc set includes the Blu-ray disc and standard DVD and will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 U.S./$25.99 Canada. The prebook date for both films is February 24.
Cocoon 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Special Features: (DVD Catalog #2265798)
Audio Commentary by Director Ron Howard
Behind the Scenes Featurette
Ron Howard Profile
Underwater Training
Creating Antareans
Theatrical Teaser
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spot #1
TV Spot #3
TV Spot #4
Cocoon: The Return Teaser

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) Blu-ray: (DVD Catalog #M121002)
Feature Film

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Street Date:April 6, 2010
Prebook Date:February 24, 2010
Screen Format:Widescreen - 2.35:1
Audio:English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, Spanish and French Dolby Surround
U.S. Rating:PG-13
Total Run Time:117 minutes
Closed Captioned:Yes

Street Date:April 6, 2010
Prebook Date:February 24, 2010
Screen Format:Widescreen - 2.35:1
Audio:English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, Spanish and French Dolby Surround
U.S. Rating:R
Total Run Time:113 minutes
Closed Captioned:Yes

* 1990: Best Actress, Driving Miss Daisy, 1989
** 2002: Best Director, A Beautiful Mind, 2001
*** 1986: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Cocoon, 1985


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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   CynthiaF200



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Posted February 25 2010 - 08:37 PM

Such a pity this isn't the Steve McQueen film of The Thomas Crown Affair. Such a let down. Thankfully I have an AVCHD of it./img/vbsmilies/htf/wink.gif

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Posted February 26 2010 - 03:01 AM

I actually like both versions. The original is very much of its time, but I'll take Faye Dunaway over Rene Russo any day. Pierce Brosnan seems better suited to the role of suave, gentleman, millionaire thief than Steve McQueen, though, who seemed a bit out of his element.

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#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted February 26 2010 - 01:21 PM

McTiernan's commentary is not included on the Thomas Crown BD?

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted April 06 2010 - 05:22 AM

These are out today, no reviews? I think McTiernan's Crown is a really good remake. So I'm glad it's out.

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted April 06 2010 - 08:50 AM

Fox does not typically send review copies of their Blu-ray releases in advance. Last week, I got Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel two days after street date. Neither of these releases has yet arrived. When they do, I will get to work on them immediately.

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted April 06 2010 - 11:16 AM


#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted April 06 2010 - 03:11 PM

This listing on Amazon doesn't mention 25th Anniversary Edition for Cocoon:

Is there only one blu-ray of Cocoon?

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