The upcoming home release of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody will feature a full recreation of the band’s fabled Live Aid performance.
Every song and move from Queen’s historic set at Wembley Stadium in July 1985 was replicated for the Bohemian Rhapsody film, however only part of it made the final cut of the cinematic release.
Out digitally on 16th February and on Blu-ray, DVD & 4K Ultra HD on 4th March, the home release of Bohemian Rhapsody will boast an extended 22-minute sequence of Live Aid.
To whet fans’ appetites, 20th Century Fox have shared a ‘Live Aid Side-By-Side’ clip featuring footage of the original concert alongside the recreation. Watch it here:
On top of the extended Live Aid footage, the home release will also offer behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and crew plus Brian May and Roger Taylor.
An instant box office smash upon its release last autumn, Bohemian Rhapsody has grossed more than £560million around the globe against a budget of £44million.
Speaking to Newsweek earlier this week, Brian May said he was blown away and “delighted” by the success; “Nobody expected it to be that huge. We thought it would do quite well. We didn't expect it to be a record-breaking blockbuster.”
He also praised Rami Malek for his “colossal” performance as Freddie Mercury, saying: “What an incredible performance he gives. He just became Freddie.”
Commenting on Welsh actor Gwilym Lee, who played Brian in the movie, the guitarist added: “All the time we were together he was clocking me. He was absorbing what I was doing unconsciously. He's absorbing my mannerisms, my body movements, the tone of my voice. He just became me.”
Brian May released his first solo single in 21 years, ‘New Horizons (Ultima Thule Mix)’, on New Year’s Day. Watch the video below.
The track is May’s personal tribute to the NASA New Horizons mission, which on 1st January 2019 achieved the most distant spacecraft flyby in history when it beamed images of the snowman-like shape of the small, icy world Ultima Thule back to earth.