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UHD Review Rocketman UHD Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Neil Middlemiss, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Neil Middlemiss

    Neil Middlemiss Producer
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    Thanks for the great review, Neil! I missed this during its theatrical run and am looking forward to checking this disc out.
     
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    Do share what you think of it when you get a chance!
     
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    Great underrated film. Perfectly cast. Had no idea it would be presented in a musical form and so exquisitely executed. Better than La La Land.
     
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    My problem with the film is my age.
    I was a 13 year old fan from 1973's 'Don't shoot me' album onwards, and I poured all over the cartoon 'Elton's life story' from the 'Captain Fantastic' booklets, so I felt I knew the early story well. This is my problem: it is difficult to be entirely objective when what is on screen seems so true and familiar. But what an explosion of fun and exhilaration the songs release - and they feel so less 'shoe-horned in' than many jukebox movies, moving the plot along with purpose. The story may sag a bit towards the end, but it still delivers a great piece of entertainment. The 4K disc also looks and sounds great on my system.

    I prepared last night's meal with 'Captain Fantastic' on the kitchen stereo, Elton's book 'Me' is on the bedside table, this fan is very happy. The film is such a 'wild ride' that anyone knowing nothing would enjoy it and I'm sure would be singing along to some of the songs...
     
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    Thanks, Neil. I am a big fan of Elton's music, but largely ignored this film because it came out so soon after Bohemian Rhapsody -- it seems like just another Hollywood copycat film. Your review convinced me otherwise, though, and I just added it to my wish list, I will pick it up once the price drops, either on disc or via iTunes.
     
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    As much as I disliked "Rocketman", I'll defend it there, It was in production well before "BR" became a hit, so it's no "copycat".

    Might be a "Honky Cat", though! :D
     

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