Bohemian Rapsady Home Video Announement

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Will Rock You on Home Video

Bohemian Rhapsody has become the biggest music biopic of all time, raking in nearly $200 million domestically. Even though it wasn't a critical darling – I also thought it was a big disgrace – it's actually been nominated for multiple awards at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and will probably be up for a few Oscars as well.

But aside from Rami Malek's incredible performance, there wasn't much reason to see it in theaters. But now that it's headed to home video, with one key special feature, you should absolutely pick it up.

That's because all physical versions of the film comes with the full, recreated Live Aid performance. The climax of the movie is the band's incredible set at the historic live festival. In theaters, we got maybe 80 percent of it. It's the highlight of the film, even if the CGI crowd was a bit distracting. But now, you'll be able to see the full set, skipping all that lousy cliché biopic nonsense.

Bohemian Rhapsody will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on Tuesday, February 12. The latter two will also include several behind-the-scenes featurettes. If you can't wait, the digital version will available for download and rental on Tuesday, January 22.

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About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.