Thursday, July 25, 2019

Home video release of 'Rocketman' happens next month

Rocketman, the successful biopic fantasy film about Elton John, arrives on digital Aug. 6 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD Aug. 27 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes, it features performances of John and Bernie Taupin’s songs by Taron Egerton and co-stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

The Digital***, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases have over 75 minutes of bonus content, including four extended musical sequences introduced by director Dexter Fletcher. The releases also include 10 deleted and extended scenes with an introduction by Fletcher; sing-along tracks of 13 select songs; behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Elton John, the cast, and filmmakers; footage from recording studio sessions; plus, a 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. 

In addition, the Digital release will include access to three more featurettes and two more deleted/extended scenes.

The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD Digital releases feature Dolby Vision®, which is 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.

· 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
· The Right Chemistry: The Ensemble Cast
· Rocket Man: Anatomy of a Scene
· Rocket Man Music Video - Taron Egerton sings the classic
· Deleted and Extended Scenes:
o That’s My Grandad’s Name
o The Morning After

The ROCKETMAN DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.

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