Killer Queen is the best way to describe Bohemian Rhapsody –
the biopic of the band Queen as told from Freddie mercury’s perspective.
Don’t let the word biopic scare you off what is one of the best
movies of the year. Killer Queen is one song from the huge collection including ‘We are the Champions’, ‘We will rock you’,
‘Another one bites the dust’, and ‘Somebody to Love.’ In fact, all the greats are there.
In the 70s I would not call myself a Queen fan in any way, shape or form. More into Pink Floyd, Uriah Heap, Jethro Tull but what would I know? But GadgetGirl was there too and she is a Queen aficionado. She is always right!
The movie starts with young over-incisored Farrokh Bulsara or Freddie. The rest is history and follows the rapid ascent of the ‘mismatched family’ to super rock-star status, and the sad decline of Freddie Mercury. No, it wasn’t a case of absolute power corrupts but an insecure, poor boy from a good family (the lyrics of Bohemian Rhapsody describe Freddie perfectly.)
The test rig enabled us to see the difference HDR really makes and it’s essential to see detail in those dark, smoke-filled English pubs, and while the sound was not Dolby Atmos, the LG Soundbar upscaled it perfectly – wonderful for the Live Aid concert scenes.
Bohemian Rhapsody is M-rated
The M-rating means its fine for teenage kids as well as
parents. Much of the drugs, sex and rock’n’roll is suggestive rather than in
your face. And the other band members lead a pretty wholesome married family life.
It is just Freddie that goes downhill.
The film runs for 134 minutes.
The Blu-ray version has extras including
Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie (and he does a
The Look and Sound of Queen
Recreating Live Aid concert (which it does so
The Blue-ray and DVD
have the complete live aid movie performance not seen in theatres.
DVD: $19.48 Blu-ray: $29.98 Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD $36.98
There also special versions with booklets and combo with
DVD, Blu-ray and digital downloads.
Value for money
Reader Rating0 Votes
Will make a Queen (fan) out of you yet
Amazingly well researched and faithfully recreated
Nominated for two Golden Globes and two SAG Awards – yes it's up to that standard
Sad how Freddie slips down an inevitable slope and Queen ends