BLU-RAY REVIEW: ROCKETMAN
8/25/2019



Rocketman Blu-ray Review



OVERVIEW: Hailed as “a spectacular journey through the mind of a genius” (Jake Hamilton, WFLD-TV (FOX)) and “one of the best films of the year” (IGN), ROCKETMAN blasts off three weeks early on Digital August 6, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD August 27 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The Digital***, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with over 75 minutes of must-see bonus content, including four extended musical sequences introduced by director Dexter Fletcher that showcase even more of the spectacular singing and dancing by Taron Egerton and the cast. The releases also include breakthrough moments not seen in theaters with 10 deleted and extended scenes with an introduction by Dexter Fletcher; sing-along tracks of 13 select songs; behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Elton John, the cast, and filmmakers; intimate footage from recording studio sessions; plus, a ROCKETMAN jukebox that allows viewers to skip straight to the music. Also, for a limited time while supplies last, the Combo Packs will include a collectible booklet with a special message from Elton John for fans of ROCKETMAN.

In addition, the Digital release will include access to three more featurettes and two more deleted/extended scenes. Apple TV (iTunes) will additionally offer exclusive access to rehearsal footage from “The Bitch Is Back” and a look at Elton John’s lasting impact.

The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD Digital releases feature Dolby Vision®, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with spectacular colors, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker****. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead****. In addition, both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include access to a Digital copy of the film.

SYNOPSIS: “His music inspires you, his life will surprise you” (Jake Hamilton, WFLD-TV (FOX)). ROCKETMAN is a one-of-a-kind musical celebration set to Elton John’s most beloved songs. Discover how a shy, small-town boy becomes one of the most iconic figures in rock & roll. Featuring an all-star cast, this truly spectacular and utterly electrifying ride is filled with show-stopping musical performances and is “unlike anything you’ve ever seen” (Jake Hamilton, WFLD-TV (FOX)).

BLU-RAY: The film is presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 Master Audio in English that provides a good complement to the picture. It also includes  English Spanish subtitles.

VIDEO:
Widescreen (2.39:1) 16x9

AUDIO:
English and French DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1

Subtitles - English SDH, French and Spanish

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.

Extended Musical Numbers:

    o Introduction by Dexter Fletcher

 
   o The Bitch Is Back

    o Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)

    o Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache

    o Honky Cat

Deleted and Extended Scenes:

    o Introduction by Dexter Fletcher

    o I Love Rock And Roll

    o You’ve Got to Kill the Person You Were Born To Be

    o Arabella

 
   o Elton in the Gas Oven

    o Stylish Boots

    o You’re Not the First Closet Queer with a Mummy Complex

    o The Blood Test

    o The Heart Attack

    o The Launderette

    o Do You Want Anything?

It’s Going to Be a Wild Ride: Creative Vision

Becoming Elton John: Taron’s Transformation

Larger Than Life: Production Design & Costuming

Full Tilt: Staging the Musical Numbers

Music Reimagined: The Studio Sessions - Behind the scenes in the recording studio with Taron & Elton​

ROCKETMAN Lyric Companion: Sing-Along with Select Songs (English only):

    o The Bitch Is Back

    o I Want Love

    o Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)

    o Your Song

    o Crocodile Rock

    o Tiny Dancer

    o Honky Cat

    o Rocket Man

    o Bennie and the Jets

    o Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me

    o Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

    o Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    o I’m Still Standing

ROCKETMAN Jukebox: Jump Straight to the Music

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