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Eureka Entertainment to Release Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition of COCOON on Blu-ray.
Eureka Entertainment will release Ron Howard's COCOON, one of the most beloved sci-fi films of the 80s featuring a star cast of Hollywood legends, in a Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition Blu-ray on 18 July 2016.
Director Ron Howard followed up the huge success ofSplashwith this light-hearted science-fiction tale about a group of elderly friends who find their youth returning after encountering a benevolent Alien species living next door to their retirement home.
Bucking the trend of extravagant special effects targeted at a teenage audience, Cocoonwith its senior cast and more personal focus was a huge success, picking up two Academy Awards (Best Supporting Actor & Best Visual Effects), and remains one of the most memorable and heart-warming films of the Eighties. Eureka Entertainment are proud to present Cocoon in this Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition Blu-ray.
From the farthest corner of a distant galaxy and the deepest feelings of the human soul comes a fantasy to fill your heart
·New high definition transfer of the film
·Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
·Feature-length audio commentary with Director Ron Howard
·Five featurettes: Behind the scenes, Ron Howard profile, Underwater training, Actors,Creating Antareans
·Three TV spots
·Original theatrical trailer
·Cocoon: The Return theatrical trailer
·Collectors booklet featuring a new article on the film by critic James Oliver, and archival imagery
1985 | 117 minutes | 1.85:1 OAR | USA | Sci-Fi | Colour | 18 July 2016
Certificate 12 | Director RON HOWARD | Language ENGLISH | Subtitles ENGLISH SDH (Optional) Blu-ray Cat. No. EKA70219 | Blu-ray Barcode 5060000702194 | Blu-ray RRP £17.99
Just saw this Star Wars VII movie poster on Kyle Newman's Facebook feed. The poster is by Lyndon Berresford and Paul Bateman. I am loving this. Who do you think the two characters are? Lando and Leia? Han and Leia's children?
Have you seen other Star Wars VII movie posters? Let me know.
The Famous Indiana Jones Fly In Belloq's Mouth Scene. Did It Really Happen?
I've always wondered if Paul Freeman unintentionally consumed a fly in this scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark? It's the scene where Indiana Jones shouts down to Bellosh...I mean Belloq and threatens to blow up the ark. Did a fly go in his mouth?
I remember watching this scene back in the early eighties and my ten year old mind thought he definitely had a snack while filming. I recall talking about 'flygate' in my school playground at the time and the general consensus with my friends was that Freeman definitely had a sneaky snack.
Paul Freeman talks about the famous 'fly' scene in an interview with TheIndyExperience.com and settled 'flygate:'
This is a bit of a dicey question so don’t get too upset. (Laughs) A movie’s always got bloopers in it, some have a lot, and some only have three or four. And the most remarkable blooper was right before the opening of the Ark scene.…
BBC News have reported that Pinewood Studios are to expand to the USA. This is great news for the famous studio that is rich in movie history.
UK film studio Pinewood Shepperton has announced plans to build its first sound stages in the United States.
The Pinewood Atlanta complex will be built on 288 acres of land south of Atlanta, Georgia, as a joint venture with a US investment company.
Georgia has been among the US states drawing film-making away from Hollywood with tax incentives in recent years.
The deal is the latest sign of expansion at Pinewood, the home of the James Bond franchise.
Earlier this month it announced a joint venture with a Chinese media group, potentially giving it access to the fast-growing Chinese market. Read the full article here.