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Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech and Mike Myers

Product Details

Barcode
6009709165960
Department
Movies & TV
Released
5 Apr 2019
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Region
Region 2
Year
2019
Language
English
Subtitles
English SDH
Subtitle 2
Danish
Subtitle 3
Swedish
Sound Format
5.1 Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
2:39:1
Studio
20th Century Fox
Extras
  • The Complete Live Aid Movie Performance not seen in theatres
Runtime
129 min
Age Restriction
13DL
Trailer
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Bohemian Rhapsody
Release Year
2018
Running Time
135 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Biography / Musicals / AIDS (Disease) / Biographical / Gays / Homosexuality / Musicians / Rock Bands / Rock Music
Synopsis
A chronicle of the rock band Queen, who rose to fame thanks to their revolutionary sound and the theatrics of their front man, the iconic Freddie Mercury, culminating in their reunion for the historic set they played at Live Aid in July 1985.
Cast & Crew
Director
Bryan Singer
Star
Lucy Boynton / Ben Hardy / Gwilym Lee / Rami Malek / Joe Mazzello
Co-Star
Dickie Beau / Max Bennett / Ace Bhatti / Meneka Das / Michelle Duncan / Aidan Gillen / Tom Hollander / Allen Leech / Jorge Leon Martinez / Aaron McCusker / Dermot Murphy / Mike Myers / Jess Radomska / Charlotte Sharland / Ian Jareth Williamson
Screenwriter
Anthony McCarten
Composer
John Ottman
Director of Photography
Newton Thomas Sigel
Story
Anthony McCarten
Hairstylist
Joseph Koniak
Assistant Director
Jack Ravenscroft
Sound Re-Recording
Paul Massey
Stunt Coordinator
James O'Donnell
Post-Production Supervisor
Miranda Jones
Music Director
Becky Bentham
Production Manager/UPM
Stewart Probert / Prashant Sharan / Jennifer Wynne
Animation
Thomas Phillips-Howard
Special Effects Supervisor
Mark Holt
Supervising Art Director
David Hindle / Stuart Kearns
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"[I]t runs through the greatest hits with a lot of energy....Malek certainly gives it his all as Mercury, affecting a toothy English accent and lip-syncing with sweaty abandon..."
Jesse Hassenger (23 Oct 2018, )
Empire
3 stars out of 5 -- "The film has a secret weapon: Rami Malek. As Mercury he is spectacular."
Olly Richards (23 Oct 2018, )
Hollywood Reporter
"The experiments in the studio are joyous, the concerts properly loud, and John Ottman's editing connects them fluidly..."
Sheri Linden (23 Oct 2018, )
Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hen the singer plays 'Love of My Life' on the piano to show his love, the feeling comes through as genuine due to the raw emotion Malek and Boynton pour into their roles."
Peter Travers (30 Oct 2018, )
Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "What the film does -- and does well -- is pay tribute to the singer’s exuberant stage presence. It’s a stupendous performance by Rami Malek, the MR. ROBOT star capturing Freddie’s harlequin-suited swagger with Oscar-worthy skill."
James Mottram (26 Oct 2018, )
Variety
"Malek winds up looking, and inhabiting, the part to a remarkable degree. Watching BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, we always feel like we’re seeing Freddie Mercury standing right in front of us."
Owen Gleiberman (23 Oct 2018, )

Customer Reviews

PopBoxZA Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

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Bohemian Rhapsody is a song you’ve heard at least once. And when you did it was probably unlike anything you’d ever heard before. It’s a song that almost 40 years later is still one of the most influential and memorable songs of all time. It’s apt then that a film of Freddie Mercury and Queen’s epic journey is named after this legendary song.

Biopics are notoriously difficult to get right. The subject matter is often well known by legions of fans and this is especially true of Freddie Mercury and Queen’s meteoric rise to fame and attainment legend status. How do you condense such a larger than life, genial, life into two hours?

While most point out the script as the most important key to any successful film casting isn’t far behind. It would have been a difficult question to answer if you were asked who could possibly be capable of portraying the magnificent Freddie Mercury. After all he isn’t only a legend of his own generation but continues to be regarded as such till today.

The fate of this film was always going to hang on the portrayal of Freddie Mercury and Rami Malek delivers a mesmerizing performance that you will not soon forget. In the performance/singing scenes he makes you believe that he is Freddie Mercury. It can’t and wont be a surprise to anyone if Malek picks up an Oscar for this portrayal. The casting too of Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon is spot on.

Visually the film excels brilliantly especially when allowing the audience to experience the 1985 Live Aid stage from the performers perspective. This is particularly when seeing Bohemian Rhapsody in IMAX is more than worth it. If you don’t experience several goosebump moments and tear up at least once then you need to have a doctor check your pulse.

In an era where most pop songs sound the same it’s no surprise that four decades later we still can’t stop listening to Bohemian Rhapsody. It would be a travesty of monumental proportions if the world, in any era, ever forgot about the majestic brilliance of Queen and Freddie Mercury. With this film their legacy has been it safeguarded even more. What a joy the whole experience was.