Cocoon | Blu-ray – The much-loved 1980s sci-fi gets a special 30th-anniversary release

Cocoon (1985)

Ron Howard's feel-good sci-fi gets a special 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray release from Eureka Enteratainment.

Director Ron Howard followed his smash-hit Splash with this sci-fi fantasy about a group of elderly friends (including Don Ameche and Jessica Tandy) who find their youth returning after encountering benevolent extraterrestrials living beside their retirement home.

Bucking the trend of extravagant special effects targeted at a teenage audience, Cocoon with its senior cast and more personal focus was a huge success, picking up two Academy Awards – Best Visual Effects and a Best Supporting Actor gong for Don Ameche, and remains one of the most memorable and feel-good films of the 1980s.

Eureka Entertainment's special limited edition Blu-ray features a new HD transfer of the film, with optional English subtitles. The special features include audio commentary with director Ron Howard, five featurettes, TV spots, trailers and collector's booklet.