Bohemian Rhapsody Blu-ray will feature extended Live Aid sequence

Millions of people around the world flocked to the theaters to see the story of Freddie Mercury and Queen on the big screen with BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, and now fans will be able to stomp their feet and clap their hands in the comfort of their own home sooner than later. 20th Century Fox has officially announced the date for the home release of the biopic smash, which is set to hit Digital on January 22 before hitting shelves on Blu-ray February 12. And with those releases comes an incredible special feature in the form of the full, uncut version of the Live Aid performance, which will include the songs, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “We Will Rock You.”

The actual Live Aid performance by Queen ran at 22 minutes, while the version in the movie makes up 14 minutes of the 134-minute runtime, bringing the whole thing to a rousing finale. The full version of the performance isn’t included in the actual film version – as if part of an extended cut – but rather as a full, uninterrupted sequence in the special features. That feature alone will be worth the cost for many viewers who loved the movie, but there are a few more goodies to partake in as well, and below is the full list of features:

Special Features:

  • The Complete Live Aid Movie Performance Not Seen in Theaters (featured in 4K Ultra HD HDR on the 4K Blu-ray Disc)
  • Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie
  • The Look and Sound of Queen
  • Recreating Live Aid

The movie has become a box office sensation beyond anyone’s expectations, raking in over $700 million worldwide to become far and away the biggest musical biopic of all time. On top of the piles of cash has also come several major award nominations, including SAG nominations for Best Actor (Rami Malek) and Best Ensemble (still a shock), as well as Golden Globe nods for Best Actor and Best Picture – Drama. Chances are the Blu-ray will be a big seller too, so the good times are going to keep rolling for this larger-than-life biopic.

While I didn’t like the movie as much as others did, and probably won’t shell out the cash for the movie on video or Digital, I’m very curious to see this longer version of the Live Aid scene. Between the music and Malek’s stunning work as Mercury, the additional eighth minutes seems too good to miss, especially when it comes to watching him perform two of Queen’s more well-known hits.

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY hits digital January 22 and Blu-ray February 12.



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