Queen Biopic 1/3/19

Fans of the blockbuster Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody won’t have to wait long for a home release, with the movie becoming available digitally on January 22nd — and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on February 12th. The 2019 awards season buzz for the film is particularly hot, with Bohemian Rhapsody nominated for two Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama for 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 for Malek.

According to the press release, “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.”

Drummer Roger Taylor told us that his greatest pride is that all these years later, the band and Freddie Mercury still resonates with Queen’s die-hard fan base — along with millions of new fans every year: [“He’s bigger now than he ever was. It’s absolutely true, and that makes me sort of proud. And I think that is one of the reasons why. . . I think you come to a realization that it’s really, that is what you are — it’s what you’ve done — but that defines what you are, and be content with that, and make it good. And I’m very proud of the fact that, y’know, our music is still on the radio and that Freddie is still a part of popular culture and I feel that I’ve done something, then.”] SOUNDCUE (:28 OC: . . . done something then)

  • Queen + Adam Lambert tour dates (subject to change):
    July 10 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
    July 12 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
    July 14 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
    July 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
    July 19, 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
    July 23 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
    July 24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
    July 27 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
    July 28 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
    July 30 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
    July 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
    August 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
    August 4 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
    August 6, 7 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    August 9 – Chicago, IL – United Center
    August 10 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
    August 13 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
    August 15 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
    August 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
    August 18 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
    August 20 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
    August 22 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
    August 23 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center

SIDE NOTES

Bohemian Rhapsody digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD special features are:

  • “The Complete Live Aid Movie Performance Not Seen in Theaters”
  • “Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie”
  • “The Look and Sound of Queen”
  • “Recreating Live Aid”

Bohemian Rhapsody DVD special features are:

  • “The Complete Live Aid Movie Performance Not Seen in Theaters”