The Rocketeer Blu-ray available for preorder on Amazon

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Synopsis: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of director Joe Johnston’s (Captain America: The First Avenger) action-filled, witty The Rocketeer. Now with state-of-the-art digital restoration and enhanced high definition sound, experience it as it jets off for the first time on Disney Blu-ray™.


    The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense, and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who is a secret Nazi spy. With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world. The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero.


    Talent: Billy Campbell (“The OC,” Enough)

    Jennifer Connelly (Blood Diamond, The Dilemma)

    Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine, Get Smart)

    Timothy Dalton (The Tourist, “Chuck”)

    Director: Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger)

    Director of Photography: Hiro Narita (James and the Giant Peach)

    Executive Producer: Larry J. Franco (Batman Begins)

    Writers: Dave Stevens (graphic novel "The Rocketeer")

    Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo & William Dear (story)

    Danny Bilson & Paul De Meo (screenplay)


    Street Date: December 13, 2011 (Direct Prebook: Oct. 18/Distributor Prebook: Nov. 1)

    Release Format: 1 Disc Blu-ray

    Suggested Retail Price: $26.50 (US)/$31.50 (Canada)

    Feature Run Time: Approx. run time 109 minutes

    Rated: PG (US & Canada)

    Aspect Ratio: 1080p High Definition/2.35:1

    Sound: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

    Languages: English and French

    Subtitles: English SDH and French

    Distribution: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

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    We will post further information once we receive an official press announcement from the studio
     
  2. Matt Hough

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    WOW! That came out of the blue (no pun intended)!
     
  3. Sam Favate

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    That's good news! As we've discussed here in the forums, this is a film deserving of HD treatment.
     
  4. MatthewA

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    And something resembling the original cover, too. There are obviously some big fans of the movie over in Burbank.
     
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    Woo hoo!!! So happy!
     
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    oh !...yes!!
     
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    Wonderful news!!!
     
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    Agreed. This film is a classic that did not received its deserved appreciation at the time of its original release.
     
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    Pre-anorexia J-Co in high-def... :D [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Zack Gibbs

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    I see it's labeled the "20th Anniversary Edition." Could that mean... special features?!
     
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    Sweet!!!!
     
  12. Brent Avery

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    After looking at the laser disc cover I have on display I can hardly wait for it's release. I do hope there are some good extras as well. I never bothered with the dvd because the video quality left a lot to be desired.
     
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    Yes! Will buy!!
     
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    Bring on more Disney live action. This is a day one buy for me.
     
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    Excellent movie. Has a very good 1930/40's rocketmen serial feel to it. Timonthy Dalton is a great villain & Joe Johnson did a solid job directing. James Horner's period score & Ken Ralston's supervision of ILM provide plenty of decent action movie moments. Shame it never made much money but that was more down to the unknown at the time Bill Campbell/Jennifer Connolly than the quality of the actual movie!!
     
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    sometimes, a film has a certain sort of "feel." And some of the best action/comedy films are the ones that it feels like everyone on-screen is having a good time. This, and the, what, 1994? Phantom are two of my most obvious examples of the cast having a ball with making the film. This is one of those films that had, for a while, me wondering if I should get a replacement LD player.. Leo
     
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    I actually really enjoyed this movie. I might pick this up on Bluray but I'm being a little more picky.
     
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    Is it true this is just a barebones release? Someone on another board was reporting that as the case, but I haven't seen confirmation yet. What a disappointment if true. Sure it's great to get an anamorphic HD transfer, but calling it a "20th anniversary edition" is a tease when there's no special features. :(
     
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    Maybe Universal has just jaded me, but if they have a good transfer, master it well, and encode it with sufficient bit-rate and efficiency to create a transparent presentation, they have earned whatever label they wish to put on it as far as I am concerned. While it should be a given, a solid presentation is the best special feature one could ask for.
     

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