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The Cat From Outer Space (Sous-titres français)

Ken Berry , Sandy Duncan , Norman Tokar    G (General Audience)   DVD
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Here's today's trivia question: What Disney movie costars both colonels from television's M*A*S*H--that is, Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson) and Sherman Potter (Harry Morgan)? Heck, that's easy: 1978's The Cat from Outer Space, a family comedy about a feline extraterrestrial named Jake (voiced by actor Ronnie Schell, who also plays Sergeant Duffy). Eerily similar to the plot of Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, released four years later, Cat finds Jake stuck on Earth and in danger of being trapped here forever if his fellow space kitties can't rendezvous with him soon.

While a gruff Army general (Morgan) tries to scare up some answers about the whereabouts and agenda of the purring alien, Jake allies himself with an unorthodox scientist (Ken Berry), plus the latter's friend (Stevenson)--a compulsive gambler--and mathematician girlfriend (Sandy Duncan). Together, they try to raise the scratch to purchase expensive materials to make Jake's ship run again, and in short order. Norman Tokar, an old Disney hand (The Happiest Millionaire) directing his final film before he died the following year, gets the comic machinery going with his slick cast of character actors (Roddy McDowall, Jesse White, Hans Conried), sly one-liners, and lots of enjoyable suspense. A kid-pleaser for sure. --Tom Keogh

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There's magic in the memories as great Disney moments are captured right here for you and your family to enjoy. Cosmic comedy is on the prowl when an extraterrestrial cat named Jake is forced to crash-land his spaceship on Earth. Jake then proceeds to lead a physicist, his girlfriend, the Army, and a team of baffled scientists on endless escapades during his unscheduled and hilarious visit!

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1.0 out of 5 stars 2nd Release - Anamorphic Format Jan. 21 2004
By A Customer
Why would Disney do this second release of The Cat From Outer Space (first DVD release was in 1999) without going to "Family Friendly" anamorphic format?
Why would anyone want a non-anamorphic format? The quality is drastically lower.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Purr-fectly delightful family entertainment. . . . March 23 2000
Format:VHS Tape
His name is Zunar J5 Zoric 9/49, but everyone just calls him Jake. His home planet is never identified, but they must have some beautiful felines there if this talented extraterrestrial abyssinian is their ambassador.
Actually, Jake just comes to Earth because of maintenance problems on his space-going scout ship. After arriving, he teams up with a superb comic cast, including Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, MacLean Stevenson, Harry Morgan and Roddy McDowell for some of the zaniest adventures you or your children will ever enjoy. Just for good measure, Jake brings along the most unique flea collar ever made, and therein lies most of the story.
Jake only needs a small amount of a fairly common substance (on his planet) to repair his ship. Unfortunately, that common substance turns out to be about $120,000 worth of gold. Needing that kind of material help in a short period of time provides the vehicle for a madcap comedy.
The Cat from Outer Space isn't a classic, but it's close, and it's wonderful entertainment that you can be comfortable letting your children watch without supervision. You won't even mind when they ask to see it again and again. You'll probably watch, too!
Highly recommended for Disney fans and Cat Lovers everywhere.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie! Dec 15 2000
It's pleasing to see so many positive reviews for this movie that was made at a time when Disney was not quite considered...up to par. Which is an unfair statement! There were several very entertaining films made by the studio in the 70's! Even if they did lose a little something special without Walt, they still are great and in a class all their own that can only be considered 70's Disney. I'm just saying, that's not as bad a class to be in as some people think! The Dexter Riley trilogy for example! Those are the Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Now You See Him Now You Don't, and The Strongest Man in the World, all starring teen Kurt Russel as well. I love those! The movies Disney made at that time were still Disney clean, and still Disney fun! In a cheezy way maybe, but so what! This movie is a great one, and yet, still not one of the best from the time, but I do recommend it to Disney fans, people who like clean, funny movies, and cat lovers of course!
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite flicks - then and now Nov. 21 2000
The Cat From Outer Space... this was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid that came from the very early 80s. Talking felines, flying bug-like spaceships, a very 'lite sci fi' plot that you can sink your teeth into... I think the Disney Channel (back when it wasn't just low budget pre-teen fare) showed this movie atleast two or three times a month and I probably watched it each time. After nearly a decade later or more, I saw it again for the first time about two years ago and was delighted, it was still a fun flick to take in over some popcorn. Just ignore some of the cheesy effects and you'll make it through fine. A 'gateway' sci fi film that serves as the portal to getting into 'harder sci fi' with bigger spaceships, planetary attacks on earth, giant buglike space aliens and all that good stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What happened to jake & Co? Nov. 11 2003
Hey what's the deal !? I can't believe this dvd is out of print are they out of their minds? i mean first they release this title on vhs then on dvd & then something was wrong with the dvd i guess , because they made an upgrade or just to the cover & then it's out of print explain that to me?. i was hoping to buy a copy of my own , but i can't because someone decided to pull the plug thanks alot. i really enjoy this story as a kid jake the cat from another universe ken berry play a kindhearted scientist that is thrown into a adventure when go to help jake get back his planet that's when the fur starts flying. i do i hope it comes back into print.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Drôle! June 12 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Nous sommes des maniaques de chats alors ce vieux film nous a beaucoup plu. Il est drôle et rigolo.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny Feb. 6 2011
By Tor
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I used to watch this movie when I was little and I was so happy to find it on DVD. I would recommend it to everyone of all ages if you love old movies that make you laugh!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A cute little move June 18 2004
When I was a little girl this movie was played every Thanksgiving on local TV. The movie really caught my eyes because the lead character was an orange cat from outer space. The movie is your usual Disney fair; no swearing, violence, or adult situations, and is suitable for all children and many adults.
The cat, a lovely Absymian named Jake, crashes on earth and seeks the help of a scientist and his quirky friends. The army gets involved, but not expecting a cat, get very confused very quickly. If you have a cat lover in your family who likes fun, campy romps, this one is sure to please!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good movie from Walt Disney
I always loved these movies with the cat and this a a good one from Walt Disney. This is an excellent family movie.
Published 3 months ago by Starshine3
5.0 out of 5 stars great family movie
so nice to watch a movie that is just fun to see. It is a good movie for kids and adults alike. Not to mention we love cats.
Published 18 months ago by lar
5.0 out of 5 stars Light and Cheerful
I remember this movie fondly as a kid. Still love it, good story, GREAT cast, had a M*A*S*H - like feel to it. (as I'm told some of the main characters from M*A*S*H are in this)
Published on April 12 2010 by David J. Campbell
4.0 out of 5 stars Before E.T...!
A genuinely smart and entertaining comedy sci-fi film from Disney that is low-key, to the point, and delivers on a modest scale. Read more
Published on July 7 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars A great movie for cat lovers
I loved this movie when I was a kid. I have it on VHS currently and cant wait to get a copy on DVD.
Published on March 6 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Still good..
Still good after all these years. Nice family film.
Published on May 17 2003 by 456456456
4.0 out of 5 stars The cat from outer space
Its been a long time coming. GREAT FAMILY FILM!!!!!! Buy it. You'll be glad you did. See vhs for film details.
Published on Oct. 27 2002 by C. McCrudden
5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood Favourite
What more can i say? my title kind of says it all! Loved this film from the beginning, and for the past years have been desperatly trying to find a copy... Read more
Published on Aug. 17 2002 by Of_games
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