Bohemian Rhapsody is coming to digital platforms later this month, with the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray/DVD release set for February. The Queen biopic had been in the works for years before it finally materialized. While there were those who took issue with the inaccuracies depicted in the biopic, audiences all around the world loved what the movie had to offer and now, those who want to relive the experience can do so from the comfort of their own home in the near future, via their preferred home video format.
20th Century Fox has announced that Bohemian Rhapsody will be available on digital HD on January 22, with the physical release scheduled for February 12. All of the releases will feature the full Live Aid performance, with new material not included in the movie. The home video release will include two never-before-seen songs Crazy Little Thing Called Love and We Will Rock You, as part of a full 22-minute experience recreating the original iconic event. The 4K and Blu-ray releases will also feature several featurettes including Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie, The Look and Sound of Queen and Recreating Live Aid.
The idea of bringing Queen's story to the big screen goes back years. Originally, Sacha Baron Cohen was supposed to play Freddie Mercury, but disagreements over the creative direction resulted in him leaving. Instead, Mr. Robot star Rami Malek had to step in to fill those massive shoes and, by most accounts, he did a pretty terrific job. Bohemian Rhapsody recently scored two Golden Globe nominations, one for Malek in the Best Actor category and one for Best Motion Picture - Drama. It's largely expected that Malek will also wind up with an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the late musician.
Bryan Singer remains the credited director of Bohemian Rhapsody, but he was fired from the production following erratic on-set behavior, leaving Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) to come in and finish things up. Whatever drama went on behind the scenes, it all worked out, as the movie went on to become a massive box office success, grossing $702 million worldwide. That makes it far and away the most successful biopic of all time, and the ninth highest-grossing movie of 2018 overall, just ahead of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and behind Deadpool 2.
This, despite the fact that many critics were a bit lukewarm on the movie, as it holds a decent but not great 62 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But with an audience score of 90 percent, it's clear that Bohemian Rhapsody was a serious crowd pleaser. Pre-orders for the movie are available now via digital retailers like Movies Anywhere. Or, for those who want a physical copy, via your preferred retailer of choice. We do, however, have the Blu-ray box art that 20th Century Fox has released for you to check out below, which has Rami Malek heroically rocking out as Freddie Mercury.
- Bohemian Rhapsody Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray SPECIAL FEATURES
- • The Complete Live Aid Movie Performance Not Seen in Theaters
- • Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie
- • The Look and Sound of Queen
- • Recreating Live Aid