Although the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which chronicled the rise to stardom of the iconic British rock band and its charismatic lead singer Freddie Mercury, was met with split reviews from critics and enthusiastic support from audiences, one thing that nearly everyone could agree upon was that the film’s climactic recreation of the band’s set at the Live Aid benefit concert was a stunning achievement.
And now, thanks to the film’s upcoming home video release, you’’ll be able to get more of it.
Twentieth Century Fox home video has just announced the release of the movie on various formats coming up in just a few weeks and the one big special feature that it will be on the release is the fully filmed Live Aid recreation, including two songs – “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Will Rock You” – which were cut from the film’s theatrical version.
Despite a troubled production, which saw director Bryan Singer missing several days on set before the studio flat out fired him with just two weeks of production to go, Bohemian Rhapsody has done very well at the box office, bringing in almost $670 million worldwide. The film already has two Golden Globe nominations – Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Actor in a Motion Picture drama for lead Rami Malek. Malek’s work as Freddie Mercury also earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, while the entire ensemble also earned a nomination for Best Outstanding Performance by a Cast.
Much was made about the filming of the Live Aid set for the movie, and how the filmmakers strove to make it as authentic a replica of the event as possible. Of course, you can always watch the real deal Live Aid concert below.
Bohemian Rhapsody becomes available for digital download on January 22 and on DVD, blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on February 12.