In a year where there is no clear Best Picture frontrunner, Rami Malek’s electrifying performance as Queen’s frontman, Freddie Mercury, could be enough to carry director Bryan Singer’s Bohemian Rhapsody to Oscar gold.
On Feb. 12, 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment will be serving up a trio of home entertainment viewing options for consumers to choose from — a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and a stand-alone DVD edition.
Ticket sales have grown to $193.6 million and will easily top the $200 million mark before all is said and done. The ARR is 102 days.
Freddie Mercury (aka: Farrokh Bulsara) was one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time and Rami Malek (of Mr. Robot fame, plus such films as Buster's Mal Heart, Battleship, Papillon and the two Night at the Museum movies) absolutely nails it as the “flamboyant” (and that’s putting it mildly) rock star … not to forget that the other members of Queen (Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon) were all amazing talents in their own right.
With Rami Malek’s win at the Golden Globes, it would not come as a surprise to find him counted among the five Best Actor nominees come the morning of Jan. 22.
With that said, Bohemian Rhapsody — which will certainly be one of the Best Picture nominees (the Bryan Singer controversy could hurt its chances for a win) — arrives with bonus goodies that include the complete “Complete Live Aid Movie Performance” (the numbers “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Will Rock” were cut from the final theatrical presentation … likely for timing considerations). Of note, a exact replica of the Wembley Stadium venue was actually constructed and thousands of Live Aid concert-goers were digitally produced!
Also included as bonus selections are a trio of featurettes — “Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie,” “The Look and Sound of Queen” and “Recreating Live Aid.”