When the Oscar nominations are announced on Tuesday morning, we fully expect that Bohemian Rhapsody will get a few nods. Despite a troubled production period in which originally planned star Sacha Baron Cohen exited the project through to director Bryan Singer being fired towards the end of filming, the Freddie Mercury biopic has become a massive commercial success that examines the life and times of the influential rocker.
An acclaimed performance by Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury fuels this powerful biodrama about the rock band Queen. The film follows the group’s ups and downs through the ‘70s and early ‘80s, while chronicling Mercury’s turbulent personal life, his relationships with band mates Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy), and John Deacon (Joseph Mazzello), his struggles with his sexual identity, and the tragic AIDS diagnosis that would lead to his untimely death. With Lucy Boynton, Mike Myers.
The Bohemian Rhapsody hits DVD and Blu-ray next month, with the latter featuring the following special features:
– The Complete Live Aid Movie Performance Not Seen in Theaters (featured in 4K Ultra HD™ HDR on the 4K Ultra HD™ Disc)
– Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie
– The Look and Sound of Queen
– Recreating Live Aid
Bohemain Rhapsody will be released on February 12th.