The Thomas Crown Affair with Cocoon on Blu-ray

Cocoon/The Thomas Crown AffairCan you believe it?  Two legendary films are making their way to Blu-ray and I have not seen either one of them.  Well you know what they say.  There’s no better way to see a movie for the first time then on the Blu-ray format.  OK.  They don’t say that, but I do.  Besides, who are they anyway?  Cocoon, the intergalactic drama, and The Thomas Crown Affair, a crowd-pleasing caper film, will arrive on the Blu-ray format April 6th from 20th Century Fox and MGM.  Check out the full press release below for all the crowd-pleasing details!

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. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) two disc set includes the Blu-ray disc and standard DVD.


Cocoon 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Special Features:

? Audio Commentary by Director Ron Howard
? Behind the Scenes Featurette
? Ron Howard Profile
? Underwater Training
? Actors
? 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:

? Feature Film


2 Responses to “The Thomas Crown Affair with Cocoon on Blu-ray”

  1. Gerard

    I’ve never seen Cocoon. Rental.

    It’s about damn time for Thomas Crown Affair! Day 1 for that disc.

  2. Gregg

    “The Thomas Crown Affair” was the first dvd I ever bought. You’re darn right it’s about time that it came out. Still, I’d like to see the original with Steve McQueen. I’m not so sure I’d label either film as “legendary” but thanks for the heads-up!