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THE ROCKETEER is coming to Blu Ray!!!

Hey folks, Harry here...  There's been a lot of cries for a Blu Ray of THE ROCKETEER to hit this year, due to Joe Johnston's triumphant return to faux WWII Sci Fi Adventure in CAPTAIN AMERICA - and frankly - I can't wait to watch these two films as a double feature.  

 





THE ROCKETEER on Blu
is coming slightly late for my birthday, but just in time to fill them stockings!  December 13th can't get here soon enough.  Right?  Hope Disney really does a bang up job on this blu, it is one of the titles coming this year, that I can't anticipate watching soon enough!   Amazon is taking pre-orders now - for a mere $18.49.   Woo-Hoo!

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  • Sept. 5, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Flirst

    by thommcg

    Only messing...

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Fuck yes!!!

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Thank you God.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Hell yes!!!

    by loganalpha

    So looking forward to this. What features are there?

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    I just juiced my britches

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    Can't wait

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    That is cool news, I just hope Disney didn't do a halfass job with it.

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    It would also to be cool to see a Rocketeer/Capt America team up!

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Never seen it

    by steele8280

    So I'll be a great way to be introduced to it... yay!

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    She has an enormous chest

    by OutsideChance

    That's what my then-girlfriend whispered to me when Jennifer Connolly showed up in that white gown. All I could do was gulp "I,um, hadn't noticed." I think that was the beginning of the erosion of trust that ended our relationship.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Whoa

    by Mr. Lahey

    I've been waiting for The Abyss on Blu-ray to pick up a player, but Jennifer Connelly may do the trick.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    The Rocka-who?

    by MaliceHighload

    Loved this movie.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    The dvd version

    by vicmackey1268

    is grainy, bounces a little, and it almost as poor quality as the Keaton Batman's dvd...in fact, if it wasn't for the menu and sound choices I would think I was watching the VHS.... however...it was a fantastic movie....if Disney really cleans this up, maybe redoes some of the flame/flying moments..holy crap. So far the best bluray from Disney I've seen is Beauty and the Beast...just ignites my eyes and jumps off the tv...lets all hope for that!

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    career opportunities

    by Bouncy X

    can't wait for that connolly movie to hit blu, i think i'll have the scene of her on the kids ride playing in a loop. :P

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Timothy Dalton

    by Joe Leydon

    Timothy Dalton makes a great villain in this one. Funnily enough, when I first saw it, I noted that, judging from his appearance here, Dalton would make a great Rhett Butler in any "Gone With the Wind" sequel. Well, when it came time to produce "Scarlett" as a miniseries...

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Timothy Dalton

    by Joe Leydon

    Timothy Dalton makes a great villain in this one. Funnily enough, when I first saw it, I noted that, judging from his appearance here, Dalton would make a great Rhett Butler in any "Gone With the Wind" sequel. Well, when it came time to produce "Scarlett" as a miniseries...

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    They're going to remake this and Hudson Hawk.

    by Pvt. Duke

    And the creatively-retarded baby-suit asswipe who puts forth the idea will be praised for his originality.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Same art as original DVD.

    by Bungion Boy

    Unless that changes later, I'm a little concerned that it will just be an HD rerelease of the extra-less DVD.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Oh... good?

    by NeonFrisbee

    *shrugs*

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Welcome to last Thursday

    by MrD

    C'mon Harry, get on the ball.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    I remember really liking the graphic novel when I was a kid.

    by NeonFrisbee

    As I recall, there was a full page illustration of the Bettie Page-esque damsel, barely dressed, that made me happy in my puberty pants.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Jennifer Connelly looked sooooo good in this movie!

    by Tacom

    Before she got scary skinny.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    FUCKING YES!!!

    by 11dayempire

    About time too. They'd better release it in the UK…

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Thank you, lawd

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Choppah doesn't normally pray, but when he does, he prays for the Rocketeer on blu-ray.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Hey Bitchboom

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV) #9 in Movies & TV > Blu-ray > Kids & Family CHOPPED.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Haven't seen this since it first came out on VHS. . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . could it POSSIBLY hold up today?

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    "I've had a bellyful of you and your cheap heroics!

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Hand over ze rocket or I blow her brains... all over ze cabin!!" <p> One of the most entertaining screen performances of all time. Timothy Dalton is THE MAN.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Watched this again a couple of weeks ago

    by Keith

    Loads of great things about the movie, but the main problem is that Secord is just a bit of a twit. I didn't see the true hero in him: he was slightly hapless, and really he came across as a fairly ordinary guy who happened to inherit an unusual piece of kit. Also, I couldn't really buy into the romance between him and Jenny. Why were they together? How had they met? What did she see in him? Dalton was fantastic, though (as always).

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    bitchboom...

    by kwisatzhaderach

    wins the Internet Ass of the Day Award.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    But not a UK release...

    by Kate Ward

    ...and no sign on amazon.com if it's region free. So far, none of my usual avenues are showing it as available to the UK by any means. ArseBiscuits

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Wait, when was the first printing of the graphic novel?

    by NeonFrisbee

    I'm looking on amazon and it says 1990? That's definitely wrong. I seem to remember it being more like 1986. I was definitely around 13 or 14 years old when I read it, not 18.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    bitchboom

    by Keith

    You are Michael Bay and I claim my five pounds.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    kwisatzhaderach

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Not to be confused with the "Piece of Internet Ass of the Day" award. That would be a terrible error.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Maybe Disney will treat us to the first non-anamorphic Blu-ray.

    by Laughing Boy

    That would be hilarious.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    The Rocketeer was our "family" movie

    by DellsDontBounce

    SWhen my son turned 7, he had a Rocketeer themed party, when he broke his arm, we put Rocketeer on the cast. Caught the last few minutes on SyFy this weekend. I will definitely be buying a couple of copies for Christmas presents.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    misterdarcy

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    He's a good looking hotshot pilot... it's not unrealistic that Jenny would be attracted to him. She probably met him at one of his stunt shows or something. And as the movie begins, Secord's insecurity with Jenny's potential fame is on the verge of wrecking their relationship; a refreshingly realistic flaw for a central character in a Disney-produced movie.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Yes!!!!! Such A Great Movie!

    by THX1968

    This and the Billy Zane "Phantom" film are two of my absolute favorites to come out of the misguided pulp resurgence of the early to mid nineties. Yet it is the Rocketeer that I still watch at least once a year. The meeting in Howard Hughes' office and the blimp climax are two of my favorite things in the history of cinema. I really don't mind that it didn't spawn a franchise, though it was certainly worthy of one. Sometimes it's nice to go back and read over a favorite comic book or novel. The Rocketeer is no different to me in that regard. It's cool that it's one of a kind, and we sure as hell don't need a fucking reboot! If a sequel is to ever take place, I hope Disney has the sense to hire the awesome Joe Johnston! Just wish they would have used that great deco inspired movie poster for the cover art. BEST MOVIE POSTER EVER!

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    It'll be good to see the Rocketeer again, but I miss AICN

    by Primogen

    I remember when AICN was all about spy photos, script reviews and other spoilerish scoops from upcoming movies. Now it is all about DVD/Blue-ray promotions, contents, and photos from old movies. I miss the old days. Now, I'd even settle from a Harry article that began, "I just got off the phone with <dropped name>...."

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Bill Campbell auditioned for William Riker role on Next Gen

    by SmokingRobot

    He would have been SO MUCH BETTER than Frakes. But Roddenberry is a big guy and wanted the Riker character to be 'Old Roddenberry' like Wesley was 'Young Roddenberry'. Fuck. What a lost opportunity.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    by Primogen

    Whoops, that should have been "contests", not "contents".

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    smokingrobot

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    If Choppah recalls correctly, Campbell played a Han Solo-ish rogue type character on an episode of Next Generation.

  • Rocketeer = A f*cking masterpiece!

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Lousy Krauts! Let em have it!

    by whatevillurks

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    About bloody time too.

    by Fortunesfool

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Ditto, primogen. What has happened to AICN?

    by frankenberry

    Don't get me wrong, I still love coming here. But let's face it, AICN isn't what it used to be. The site once posted set photos and insider news. Then it moved more toward early reviews from test screenings. But lately, the site mostly posts stale news and reviews.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Back when Jennifer Connelly had tits!!

    by pancomplex

    She should be arrested for defiling her body like she has the last few years. Her body was perfection in the 80's!!!

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    "Joe Johnston's triumphant return"....Bwah ha ha!

    by Quake II

    Captain America was horrible. A one note villian (they should have given the Red Skull an old west mustache so he could stroke it while giving a sinister laugh), no character development for anyone other than Steve Rogers, terrible montage "action" scenes and a completely rushed second act that ruins any good faith the first hour delivered. I would call Captain America the biggest superhero mess of 2011. YES, Green Lantern was excellent in comparison. The Rocketeer blows Captain America out of the water in every way possible. I will NEVER watch Captain America again and the only other superhero film that made me say that was Spider-Man 3.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 3 p.m. CST

    It wasn't a graphic novel- it was a comic book series

    by krabklaw

    It was reprinted later in one volume, but no, the Rocketeer was not created as a graphic novel.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Yup...you are correct Krabklaw.....

    by simongarth2001

    It started as a back-up story in the pages of Mike Grell's Starslayer. Pacific was the publisher. Only much later, did Rocketeer become a graphic novel.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ, jmoe

    by Mugato5150

    Do all roads lead to venomous Lucas-bashing, no matter what the subject of the article is? Anyway, this was J. Connolly at her hottest. This or Career Opportunities, same thing.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Easy, Frankenstien. You ain't bulletproof.

    by DickBallsworth

    Lousy Krauts! Let 'em have it!

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Bitchboom-STFU. Seriously, the adults are talking.

    by Ken Collison

    You obviously have no fucking clue what you're talking about. Dave Stevens was an absolute genius. What have you done in your miserable excuse for a life that even comes close to what Dave did.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    It was first collected in 1985 by Eclipse

    by Ken Collison

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    quake.....

    by whatevillurks

    Green Lantern excellent in comparision? Huh? Constructs that just didnt make sense(anti-aircraft battery that fires real ordinance, flamethrower that shoots flames, planes with enough thrust to escape the pull of the sun), Amanda Waller showing and up and doing....well....nothing, bad juggling of two villians(why did GL leave hammond alone in the hanger after their first fight?), no real establishment of the Corps as the bad asses we know they are, Sinestro's heel face turn, etc.... Cap hit more than it missed. Red Skull has always been a moustache twirling villian. He is basically Rheinhard Heydreich with a messed up face.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    "C'mon Eddie.... You're being paid well...

    by DocPazuzu

    It matters to me. I may not make an honest buck but I'm a hundred percent American and I don't work for no two-bit nazi.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    fucking hell...

    by DocPazuzu

    The new format of this site completely fucked up my last post...

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Locke was always Hughes to me

    by Hunter Graybeal

    Even the first time I watched Terry O'Quinn on LOST, I still recognized him more from this movie than any other role he'd played since. This one's making its way to my library.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    smokingrobot

    by one9deuce

    You've got some faulty info. Bill Campbell is huge, 6'4" and 225, he's built like Superman.

  • And there it is. Now I can finally watch it. On December 13th.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    James Horner in lossless dts master

    by oscarmike

    what could be better than that. this was back when he actually wrote astounding music. come back James

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    whatevillurks . Captain America was an easy home run.

    by Quake II

    And it struck out. Big time. Green Lantern as a character and story is 1000x more complicated than Captain America but for some reason Johnson couldn't just make a kick ass World War 2 origin story. He made a mess of what should have been Band Of Brothers meets Castle Wolfenstein. Talk about a missed opportunity. It almost feels like a paint-by-numbers movie that HAD to be made so The Avengers crowd would understand where Cap came from. Heartless and really cheap looking film. And I've seen every superhero movie ever made (not kidding) including the 1990's Fantastic 4 and Captain America films. I haven't felt this cheated since Spider-Man 3 and to a lesser extent Iron Man 2. At least Green Lantern TRIED and the money was all up there onscreen. Captain America looked like an HBO miniseries (and sadly not a good one like Band Of Brothers).

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    YES, Green Lantern was excellent in comparison.

    by Keith

    Umm, no. No it wasn't.

  • Oh, Christ, you're right. "The Outrageous Okana", as I recall. Bloody hell, I hadn't twigged that it was him. Mind you, I watched six episodes of "The Killing" before I realized that the mayor was Cliff Secord. I'm usually excellent with faces, but something about Campbell obviously messes up my algorithm.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Like Cap America, the movie was'nt that great...

    by MST3KPIMP

    I doubt any of you thought so at the the time of its release assuming you were around for that, granted the flying sequences were done well but alot of hamfisted dialog and uninspired production made this look and feel like a Disney movie of the week.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I really can't remember the last "scoop" AICN posted

    by zillabeast

    I really can't. Moriarity was the only guy who ever did them anymore, too. His first details on Cloverfield and Star Trek come to mind.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST

    First film I ever saw in theaters.

    by Kammich

    Or so my sisters tell me. Google says the movie came out in June of '91, which would've put me at about 26 months old. I'd like to tell myself that I got up and waddled on over to a screening of T2.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST

    one9deuce

    by SmokingRobot

    In an alternate universe, perhaps. Go watch 'The Outrageous Okana' at Netflix. Bill is an average sized guy, think Harrison Ford.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Campbell is 6'3''

    by Keith

    Ford is 6'1''.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 5:31 p.m. CST

    jennifer connoly

    by ihatefanboys

    this is the film where i fell in love with her body and those lips....too bad now shes disgustingly skinny.....she look just as cameron diaz did in the mask, before, she too, became disgustingly hollywood skinny. great movie too

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Someone should start a website that does what AICN use to!

    by Jerry Piper

    I would check it out in a heartbeat.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Does anyone...

    by Malcior

    remember when The Rocketeer was a pretty awful movie?

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Does anyone...

    by Malcior

    remember when The Rocketeer was a pretty awful movie?

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    WHY Is this worthly of a main headline? Who cares about this movie.

    by Brian_De_Man

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Not bad,yet not good

    by Kevin

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    FINALLY. Rocketeer is a very underrated and one of the best

    by KilliK

    WW2 period fantasy movies.Some talkbackers proved correct when they said that CA's success would eventually motivate Disney to finally release a BR version of this little gem.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    What? No universal LOVE for this movie?!

    by DarkHawke

    Jesus, guys, put the fucking crack pipe down before you type, huh? This is the true spiritual sequel to Raiders. NONE of the actual sequels even came CLOSE to the high-flying adventure that Rocketeer has in spades! I greatly enjoyed the old Rocketman/Commando Cody serial reruns I used to watch as a kid, so I 'bout lost my mind when this came out! Suddenly all the cheesy special effects for kids of the '40s and '50s got replaced by (then) state of the art high-tech slickness AND a fun, rollicking story AND, oh yes, Jennifer Connelly in her PRIME! Fantastic fun and GEEZ they took their sweet time in putting this out on Blu-Ray! As far as Cap vs. GL, the latter had a better plot, but the former pulled what they did have off much better. I'll likely pick Captain America up when it comes out on Blu-Ray; not so much Green Lantern. And I think Billy Campbell dodged a bullet if he was up for the Riker role. Successful series, yes, but I've seen more and more consistent character development on CSI than Next Gen.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    The movie was okay

    by dukeroberts

    It could have been funnier. It was kind of fun though. And Jennifer Connelly alone was worth seeing it for.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    All whining, bitching and complaining cunts please go to --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- deadline.com.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Also, I hope they decide to put a Dave Stevens bio extra on the disc

    by MooseMalloy

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Sweater Silos... those are the rockets my cocketeer wants to see

    by Autodidact

    My god I have become retarded.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    November we get BR of Blue Velvet,December a BR of Rocketeer

    by KilliK

    movie life couldnt be better.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Rocketeer

    by Aubrey Inkson

    Yes about time long over due for blueray release...

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    I like it!!

    by Terry

    I used to have this movie memorized when I was a kid. Can't wait!

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    We can probably divide talk backers into two groups:

    by Subovon

    Those who were kids when this came and they love it; and those who were old enough to smell the stench of the cardboard. It’s OK to like any flick but don’t try to tell me this even comes close to being a good movie.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    "I may not make an honest buck...

    by Odkin

    ...but I'm 100% American." Very patriotic and beautifully acted.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    J-Co back when she had tits

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    And the movie is a lot of fun, too. This is a long-overdue release. I just hope the transfer is up to snuff and they give us some decent extras.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 9:15 p.m. CST

    "Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig gopher."

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • All you really need to say.. I LOVED Captain America as well.. there.. were a few beats I'd change.. and a few things here or there.. I'd clean up.. but seriously? Green Lantern was CRAP!!! I mean.. just CRAP. EVEN with the excellent cast.. and Peter Sarsgard was GREAT.. the movie was a DUD.. even Ryan Reynolds.. who I enjoy as the kind of cocky guy.. and had really RECENTLY impressed me with "Buried".. just kind of a THUD.. Tim Robbins? what a WASTE.. what's with all these BIG movies getting GREAT actors.. and just WASTING THEM!!! I'd say the same thing with Cap.. but.. I would say Jones at LEAST got some memorable lines.. but sadly I can't see his character appearing anywhere else in the continuity.. since the way they ended the film. Rocketeer is STILL better than Cap. (to me). And I HOPE the transfer ROCKS.. cause the non-anamorphic dvd is AWFUL.. just AWFUL.. Disney BETTER do this right dammit.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    joe johnston= worst director ever.

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 9:23 p.m. CST

    mcgillj

    by vicmackey1268

    They both had the same family-friendly feeling which is amazing to me...to be able to love Rocketeer as a little kid, grow up, watch it and feel like nothing has changed, and then go see a new movie that I can't wait to show my kids and have an amazing double feature night. I said earlier that Rocketeer's dvd looks almost worse than the Keaton Batman dvd's...just grainy and horrible...there's even that VHS "bounce" during some scenes. If Disney does to this what they've done to their animated films holy crap it'll be amazing, I don't even care if they don't include special features, bringing this to the new era of home viewing is a special feature in itself

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    subovon

    by Rupee88

    yes very true..I was a teenager when this was released and thought it was not very good...and still feel the same way of course.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 9:51 p.m. CST

    I wonder how the Nazis could have sneaked all those soldiers

    by successor

    <p>into L.A. and onto the grounds of the Griffiths Observatory Dome without anybody noticing. Guess they had to stuff them like sardines into that zeppelin.</p> <p>Sort of like in Raiders when Indy was on the sub and somehow miraculously he didn't drown, freeze to death or fall off and get left for fish food in the Mediterranean.</p>

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Oh my prince...

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    Would though gouge of my wallet as deeply?

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    The best men-continuity goof is in Star Trek V

    by successor

    <p>On the shuttlecraft from Nimbus III, Sybok only has himself and a handful of terrorists. Then suddenly a bunch of terrorists take control of the Enterprise, even though the transporters are offline and the ship fled the world immediately and didn't come back. So how did all of Sybok's troops suddenly get there without being brought onboard first?</p> <p>Why, it's magic, my boy. Movie magic.</p>

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Rocketeer was the film that opened the new El Capitan in Hollywood

    by blackmantis

    A gorgeous theater, and they had dancing girls before the show that first week. It was a glorious experience.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    They need to do a sequel to this...

    by Leto III

    ...where Cliff gets accused of kidnapping, raping, and murdering a young girl right during the height of his electoral campaign for the mayorship of L.A., only to get arrested on doctored evidence by a cop about to leave town with her son for another state.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    If this movie taught me anything...

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    It's that gum can be used to seal up most any type of fuel line ruptures with 100% success.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    " 'How do I look...?" '

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "Like a hood ornament!"

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Awesome movie if you're not a cynical D-bag.

    by Jay

    But given that most of the folks on here are cynical d-bags... "a movie that's fun? Yuck!" Am I close?

  • I'm REALLY tired of this one. "The Rocketeer" tanked during its original theatrical run and the blame landed on the incredible poster artwork because Disney claimed people thought it was a cartoon and not a live action film. This might actually be true, as I remember hearing from mainstream morons at the time that this is EXACTLY what they thought. However, after 20 years, people either know "The Rocketeer" or they don't. The box art isn't going to make a difference on a Blu-ray purchase from someone who has never heard of the film, but it if they would use the original poster artwork I bet they would sell A LOT MORE COPIES to people who already own the DVD. That would make it seem like something new, and not only that, it would make me assume that the producers of the DVD loved and respected the movie as much I do and wanted this to be a special release.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 10:33 p.m. CST

    I loved this movie...

    by Goldfingah

    ...but to be honest I thought the flying sequences, at least the CGI/green screen ones, looked TERRIBLE. I imagined at one point that those bad effects, which looked terribly rushed, were what killed the movie at the box-office, and were what got Johnston pissed off at Disney, as he reportedly was after the experience of making that film. The real shame was that ILM legend, frequent Bob Zemeckis collaborator and Academy Award winner Ken Ralston had a hand in those effects, so I truly wonder what went wrong. Even the flying effects in Donner's "Superman" which came out thirteen years earlier, were more convincing! When I first saw Tony Stark's Mark II suit flying out of his Malibu mansion in "Iron Man" I almost immediately thought "thank you for getting it right this time, ILM. If only you could have made the Rocketeer's flying look this good." But yeah, I agree that the art deco poster of this thing is probably one of the greatest pieces of movie-related artwork ever. I'm glad it's the image on the soundtrack CD cover. James Horner's music for this movie is amazing.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:06 a.m. CST

    cool News

    by CT1

    Saw a commercial for "Warrior" which flashed words from reviews of nobodys and unknowns, you know where they flash it very quickly and with the reviewers names and publications in super tiny font so you can't see it's from unknowns and places that aren't respected? AICN was quoted as saying "EPIC". Past experiences indicate something to us here; that's right, let the box office gates flow open, WARRIOR WITH TOM BANE HARDY IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Really gonna miss the proper art

    by Ciderman

    That 40's deco cover art, same as on my soundtrack CD, streets ahead of the PS4 muck someone whipped up on there school lunch break. Still, Disney never loved the film like I did, like we did. And thank the maker for Cap' as without it's success it's unlikely the best action adventure most have never seen would have gotten a Bluray release. Gonna have to get my PS3 repaired for this one! Hope there is a ton of extras there too, maybe something about the projected franchise that never happened? Perhaps some closeups of Ms Connelly's magnificent.... performances? Would that she'd drink of my **** so deeply!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:40 a.m. CST

    ...the stench of the cardboard

    by JaguarWong

    << Those who were kids when this came and they love it; and those who were old enough to smell the stench of the cardboard. It’s OK to like any flick but don’t try to tell me this even comes close to being a good movie. >> I was 29 years old when THE ROCKETEER came out in '91. It's a good movie.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Love this film so much. Way better than Captain America.

    by Ecto-1

    I'm quite a fan of Joe Johnston and The Rocketeer is by far my fave of his. A great film with a great cast and a wonderful score by James Horner. Plus, the Rondo Hatton style make-up by Rick Baker is one of my favourites of his. It's such a shame that there were no sequels made as I would have loved to have seen more of his adventures. I have this on dvd and watch it quite often and I also have the score which is a permanent fixture on my ipod. A Blu-Ray of this is great news, but if they're not gonna bother putting on some good special features and bonus material then I won't be in any rush to buy it, even if it does eventually get a UK release...

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Oh yea, and that cover art is ARSE!!

    by Ecto-1

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Sly

    by Jpmason

    Harry - remind us again about you and Sylvester Stallone you met on the Spy Kids 3 set Please And can you give an answer why this site is just one amazon link? What happened?

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Remind us about Sly again

    by Jpmason

    Best line from Cliffhanger: "FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETCH"

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:43 a.m. CST

    AICN

    by Jpmason

    This site is like the career of Charles Grodin He stopped putting himself in quality films decades ago (last decent film was Betthoven 2) Remember when it was good! I remember reading an early review for Gladiator in 2000, on this site. Great stuff. Been downhill since then. Harry - tell us about you and Sly again, please

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Never actually made it through at Johnston movie

    by Flip63Hole

    Usually end up turning it off halfway in disgust. The lack of soul in his films radiates in every frame. Cap'n, Wolfman, Rocketeer, etc.; no heart, no beef, no soul. Can't believe this guy still gets work...

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:54 a.m. CST

    What about that famous Connelly-nude scene?

    by Roderich

    Okay, i made this up, but anyway: What about it? Is it included? And don't forget: She is wearing WHITE clothes all the time, so by American TV and movie-standards she should have gotten completely wet at least one time!

  • The movie ROCKETEER is one of the best examples of a naive simple movie. The comic from which it was based on, however, is quite cynical. While the visuals of the movie match quite well the comic, the content couldn't be more different. And none is more obvious in the treatment of the main female character. In the movie he's the polar opposite of the comic, except the sexual hotness (early 20s young Jennifer Connelly, yummy!! I heard that she's part irish part jewish, which explains her total hotness!).

  • Though the point of the comic was that, as played for comedy, that this extraordinary change at heroics is put to the lap of this kinda lame guy, and he still keeps on being lame. The comic was far more a comedy thrne the movie, which played more for an adventure angle.

  • And I chose Babysitter, which was OK, but even at the age of 13 I knew Rocketeer would be lame because it was a Disney movie (something my parents confirmed). To this day I've still never seen it.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:20 a.m. CST

    I have Asi.What do i win?

    by KilliK

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Why is blu-ray cover art almost always so terrible?

    by Autodidact

    Honestly it fascinates me how almost every title gets a fugly cover on blu-ray.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 8:31 a.m. CST

    I recently watched the 1949 "King of the Rocket Men" serial

    by I Max U Mini

    This is where the real inspiration for the Rocketeer came from. Although, I never bought the "hero" as being some middle aged scientist - then again, he and his buddies were always getting their asses kicked by the bad guys until the final chapter, so maybe the part required someone who couldn't fight worth shit. Still, for a serial, it had pretty decent production value.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    I liked this at the time, don't know how it would hold up

    by Spandau Belly

    I'd be willing to revisit it, but I doubt I'll be blown away. I have no interest in seeing Captain America.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    bitchboom. You're worthless.

    by Bob

    Typical gutless keyboard coward talking shit out of your ass, with no clue about anything. Dave Stevens actually did something creative with his life. You sitting in your basement, pulling your pud and wasting oxygen never will.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:52 a.m. CST

    This film is brilliant and touching

    by TinDrummer

    I will always have faith in Joe Johnston after he made this film. Great score by James Horner.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Great movie

    by ZOMBRE

    Capt' America started good but crumbled with a boring villian. Wolfman was beyond awful. But Rocketeer is just a really entertaining movie. Grade B+

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    In my Top 5 Movies of ALL TIME!!!

    by achapin14

    This movie Blew me away when I was a kid and I can't go a single month without watching it atleast once!!! One of the Greatest Soundtracks of All time as well!!! This movie began my long childhood crush of Mrs. Jennifer Connely!!! Can't wait to add this to my Bluray collection!!!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Achapin14: You seriously watch this EVERY MONTH?!?!

    by BoyNamedSue

    My favorite movie is Tombstone, and I watch that maybe once every three years!!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    This was the laserdisc I bought with my 1st player

    by LargoJr

    freaking awesome.. and hooked me on buying movies on disk for years to come! >_<

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Of course Jennifer Connelly isn't as hot now.

    by Orbots Commander

    She was, what, in her early twenties for The Rocketeer, released in 1992? It's coming up to Twenty years later, she's probably around 45-ish, and likely has a kid who's a college student or something, so of course she's not the same nubile young chick she was back then. Contrary to popular opinion, hot young women eventually age.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Jennifer Connelly

    by dukeroberts

    She's not as hot now because she got all Hollywood skinny. I'm not sure why actresses want to go all skinny after being so hot and juicy. She is still a beautiful woman though, there is just less of her.

  • I remember thinking how inferior the action in the original batman was to aliens. How shitty the action in rocketeer was to T2. How pathetic cap'n America was to Avatar. If it wasn't for the Wachowskis- nobody would have delivered a visceral action sequence besides cameron in all this time. If it were not for Transformers 3 now being the greatest event/epic scale motion picture of all history with the biggest set pieces and most money ever seen put directly to the screen- I would think we were completely lost. Thank god for micheal bay

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Of course you probably didn't even see it. Thinking it must suck

    by UltraTron

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST

    The fuckin abyss?! You're waiting for the abyss?

    by UltraTron

    Me too. Fucking thing never even came out anamorphic. Mis-labeled on the package and got my money. Never watched it because it wasn't fucking anamorphic. I'll send Cameron my never watched DVD for a free blue ray thank you very much

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Jennifer Connelly was sooo hot in The Rocketeer...

    by Thanos0145

    and Career Opportunties. She recently gave birth to her third child so she needs to keep that weight on. Damn Hollywood for wanting their actresses to be all skinny.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    bitchboom

    by rogueleader66

    You are such a pathetic attention whore it is mind boggling. Your putrid bile is wasted here....you are looked at as a joke, and the few who actually think you make some sort of contribution can go piss up a flagpole because they are as equally worthless as you are. All men are rapists???....Fuck you, you sad pathetic excuse for a human being. Go spew your stupid hatred some place else. Take out your rage on those who wronged you, not a bunch of strangers you know nothing about. Fucking idiot.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    THIS JUST IN! bitchboom's a cunt!

    by NightArrows

    Not only that, but the special features will showcase how irrelevant his life and words here are! Congrats asshole for trolling strong enough to illicite responses. I'm sure that will get your nut enough for today without having to resort to jerking off while choking yourself! With regards to the MOVIE, I love this film. Loved it as a kid and still do. Hopefully this release isn't a half-assed job...

  • ...Captain America, bitches! (0:' I just might take a look at Johnston's earlier works. (well, Werewolf DID suck but he more than made up for it with CATFA.)

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Rocketeer was a very fun family movie.

    by Ted Knight

    Now, I'm not some moral crusader by any stretch, but it is nice on occasion to experience a really great throwback to a more innocent moment in film serial history where the point was to escape from the harsh, ugly and vindictive reality of our everyday existence upon this dirtball we call Earth. Jennifer Connelly ...what a doll!!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Great script, great cast!

    by Tired Eagle

    A 21-year-old Jennifer Connelly and a perfect screenplay. The film holds up well - I've been waiting for this Bluray for a long time. It's too bad they screwed up the marketing because I believe this was supposed to be the first in a series of Rocketeer films.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Cap had the best musical score so far this year.

    by whatevillurks

    Especially like the kruger chase, commando montage, and train scene music.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    killik, you are a rarity, that's your own reward.

    by AsimovLives

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Finally!

    by Mattman

    Now I just need Willow on Blu and I'll be happy.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern / Captain America

    by THX1968

    Green Lantern was easily the worst crafted film I've seen since Lynch's Dune. Terrible pacing, terrible script, etc., etc., etc. Captain America was a nearly perfect film. No lag time. Moved well, very lean - not junked up.

  • Been praying for this release for ages, hope they include that fantastic trailer and HBO making of featurette as well as a tribute to the late, great Dave Stevens. Only reason this made little box office was because it came out on the wrong side of both Terminator 2 and Kevin Costner's Robin Hood in his hey-day! This film is superb, I want it more than the Star Wars Blu Rays!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    I love parts of the movie.

    by catlettuce4

    But I do feel it drags in places and could have been better. It's good though.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Imagine a Rocketeer + Requiem for a Dream movie night...

    by MurderMostFowl

    That ought to mess with your head enough right there.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Um, who cares?

    by Henry Fool

    They butchered the original Dave Stevens comic with this movie. Give me the version that actually uses Betty Page as a character (that book is actually where I first became aware of the real Betty Page, at age thirteen).<br /> <br /> It was not one of the great comic works of the 1980's but it was a memorable piece of nostalgia.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 3 a.m. CST

    Um, who cares?

    by Henry Fool

    They butchered the original Dave Stevens comic with this movie. Give me the version that actually uses Betty Page as a character (that book is actually where I first became aware of the real Betty Page, at age thirteen).<br /> <br /> It was not one of the great comic works of the 1980's but it was a memorable piece of nostalgia.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 3 a.m. CST

    Um, who cares?

    by Henry Fool

    They butchered the original Dave Stevens comic with this movie. Give me the version that actually uses Betty Page as a character (that book is actually where I first became aware of the real Betty Page, at age thirteen).<br /> <br /> It was not one of the great comic works of the 1980's but it was a memorable piece of nostalgia.

  • Two years ago one of th wrost crafted movies polluted the screens and can serve as a good example and metaphor: Abrams' Trek. What? You though i had given up on that? Never!

  • ... Betty page is not a character in the movie. No, Secord's girlfriend was draw in the image of Betty Page. She was supposed to look like a total late 1930s uber-babe knockout, and one can't go much better with Betty Page on that. Basically, the girlfriend was inspired by Betty, and not the real Betty.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    All Things Rocketeer...

    by SonOfChiba

    Are awesome - the original comics, the new comics (pick up the new ROCKETEER ADVENTURES comic, if you can) and the movie. Also, Bitchboom is a CUNT.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Jennifer Connelly really was just lovely, lovely in this movie.

    by olivehead

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Captain America wasn't perfect either.

    by Orbots Commander

    Well, it was half of a perfect movie. The film's problem was that the story arc was essentially over after Cap first arrives in Europe, and rescues Bucky and the POWs from the camp. And after that, there's, what, almost an hour of movie left over, and it just limps along. I was also surprised how lackluster the Cap vs. Red Skull conflict was. The Skull was reduced to being a powty villain who stomped around his room in anger.