Posted Wed Jan 2, 2019 at 10:30 AM PST by Tom Landy
Bryan Singer's Queen biopic starring Rami Malek as the enigmatic Freddie Mercury will hit home video in February.
As previously reported, 20th Century Fox is working on Bohemian Rhapsody for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray, and now the date has been set for February 12.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
Nominated for two Golden Globe® Awards including Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Rami Malek), and two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Malek), Bohemian Rhapsody has captured the hearts of fans globally.
For the first time, fans can experience a truly one-of-a-kind music movie event with the complete “Live Aid” Movie Performance featuring two never-before-seen songs (“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Will Rock You) packed into a 22-minute collective experience recreating the original event. In addition, on Blu-ray & Digital, fans will get a look behind the making of the film including interviews with Queen, the cast and creative team.
The titles will include a lossless 7.1 soundtrack (Dolby Atmos on the 4K release) and supplements include:
• The Complete Live Aid Movie Performance Not Seen in Theaters (featured in 4K Ultra HD™ HDR on the 4K Ultra HD™ Disc)
• Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie
• The Look and Sound of Queen
• Recreating Live Aid
You can find the latest specs for Bohemian Rhapsody linked from our 4K and Blu-ray Release Schedules, where it is indexed under February 12.
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