July 24, 2019
The Elton John biopic Rocketman will shoot to digital Aug. 6 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD Aug.27 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
Boasting performances of Elton John’s famous songs by Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), the story follows a shy, small-town boy who becomes a rock ‘n’ roll star.
The film also stars Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”) as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.
The digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases include more than 75 minutes of bonus content, including four extended musical sequences introduced by director Dexter Fletcher; 10 deleted and extended scenes with an introduction by Fletcher; sing-along tracks of 13 select songs; behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with John, the cast and filmmakers; footage from recording studio sessions; and 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 John for fans.
In addition, the digital release will include access to three more featurettes and two more deleted/extended scenes. Apple TV (iTunes) will offer exclusive access to rehearsal footage from “The Bitch Is Back” and a look at John’s lasting impact.
The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD digital releases feature Dolby Vision. The film also has a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home. Both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray combo packs include access to a digital copy of the film.