Elton John ‘Rocketman’ gets combo pack, digital release date

Rocketman launches digitally on August 6th, three weeks before physical components on August 27th

Hailed as “a spectacular journey through the mind of a genius” (Jake Hamilton, WFLD-TV (FOX)) and “one of the best films of the year” (IGN), Rocketman blasts off three weeks early on Digital August 6th and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD August 27th from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes, Rocketman “explodes with energy” (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV) and boasts incredible performances of Elton John’s beloved songs by Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service). This electrifying 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 are packed with over 75 minutes of must-see bonus content, including four extended musical sequences introduced by director Dexter Fletcher that showcase even more of the spectacular singing and dancing by Taron Egerton and the cast. The releases also include breakthrough moments not seen in theaters with ten deleted and extended scenes with an introduction by Dexter Fletcher; sing-along tracks of 13 select songs; behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Elton John, the cast, and filmmakers; intimate footage from recording studio sessions; plus, a Rocketman 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 Elton John for fans of Rocketman.

In addition, the Digital release will include access to three more featurettes and two more deleted/extended scenes. Apple TV (iTunes) will additionally offer exclusive access to rehearsal footage from “The Bitch Is Back” and a look at Elton John’s lasting impact.

The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD Digital releases feature Dolby Vision, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with spectacular colors, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are ten times darker. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. In addition, both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include access to a Digital copy of the film.

Walmart and Best Buy will each offer their own exclusive Steelbook packaging.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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