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Rocketman

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    84
    from 4 reviewers
  • Rocketman
    2019
    121 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Dexter Fletcher

    Actors: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Plot: A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

    Disc Release Date: 27 August 2019

    • Video
      88
    • Audio
      92
    • Extra
      79
    • Movie
      82

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      80
    • Rocketman was shot digitally using Arri Alexa Mini cameras with a resolution of 3.4K and was finished as a 2K DI which has used for this Ultra HD Blu-ray release. The disc presents an up-scaled 3840 x...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Dolby Atmos track is simply sensational, using all the channels to really immerse you in the surround environment. The musical numbers are wonderfully realised with a cacophony of sound from all directions,...

    • Extra
      60
    • There is nothing on the UHD and we have been unable to view the extra features on the Blu-ray, here is the list from advertised material. Sing-along version Extended Musical Numbers Deleted and Extended...

    • Movie
      70
    • Much like most music biopic pictures, from The Doors to Bohemian Rhapsody, tonight’s feature, Rocketman pays only lip service to the truth, but unlike those films, it is upfront and obvious in its fiction...

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      80
    • Director Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman is less about the telling of the story of rock legend Elton John’s early life as it is about show business and addiction, and it uses the star’s songs as a narrative...

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • Note: Rocketman is presented in 4K UHD courtesy of Paramount Pictures with a 2160p transfer in 2.39:1. For some technical information on the shoot as well as a link to an interesting interview with cinematographer...

    • Audio
      100
    • Rocketman features an extremely effective Dolby Atmos mix which takes full advantage of all the surround channels for the often fantastically energetic musical sequences. Even in some of the more "introspective"...

    • Extra
      70
    • The 4K UHD disc boasts no supplements. The supplements outlined in our Rocketman Blu-ray review are of course included on the 1080p Blu-ray disc included with this release....

    • Movie
      70
    • If you were a nerdy little piano player in the 1970s (ahem), chances are you had at least two then newly minted Top 40 heroes to emulate: Elton John and Billy Joel. I haven't seen any announcement of a...

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    • As might have been gleaned from my opening statement above, I was indeed a nerdy little piano player in the 1970s and I completely idolized both Elton and Billy, along with a host of other fantastic keyboard...

    High-Def Digest review by Matthew Hartman
    • Video
      90
    • Rocketman splashes onto 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with an upscaled 2160p 2.40:1 transfer. The film was apparently shot at 3.4k and finished on a 2K Digital Intermediate. On that front, I have to admit that some...

    • Audio
      90
    • Holy hot momma, this is one hell of an effective Dolby Atmos mix! I love the juxtaposition from the quiet and easy-going conversational moments, where there is almost no sound, to the booming vibrant song...

    • Extra
      60
    • Rocketman comes loaded with some pretty decent bonus features! A lot of it is typical EPK stuff, but the content is pretty good. There's a lot to pick through here and should keep you occupied for a bit...

    • Movie
      70
    • Stars rise from the ashes. Or in the case of Reginald Kenneth Dwight (Taron Egerton), humble beginnings. Very humble. A piano prodigy at a young age, Reginald grew up in a strict household under the thumb...

    • Total
      90
    • I may not love biopics, and I certainly don't enjoy most musicals, but Rocketman worked. It was solid entertainment with some of Elton John's best tunes and terrific performances. It's not my favorite...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      93
    • Color reproduction is consistent, with primaries like blue, red, and green appearing richer, even a bit more delineated. During interior sequences whites are emboldened, detailed and bright, especially...

    • Audio
      94
    • In many respects the track retained the feeling of being front focused, however when called upon its ability to render acoustics, point to point imaging and expanding the breadth of the soundstage never...

    • Extra
      90
    • Disc 1: Rocketman Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Rocketman Blu-ray • Extended Musical Numbers: o Introduction by Dexter Fletcher o The Bitch Is Back o Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) o Breaking Down...

    • Movie
      90
    • Growing up in the seventies and eighties I have clear recollections of Elton John, his entertaining flair onstage, the popularity of the music he played and, only bits and pieces of some of the difficulties...

    • Total
      92
    • It comes to Blu-ray from Paramount Home Media Distribution featuring top notch Ultra HD video, engaging lossless surround sound, including a solid Dolby Atmos immersive listening experience and a worthwhile...