It's been YEARS since I've seen Joe Johnston's classic Disney Film The Rocketeer. The reason it's been so long is because I've been waiting for the film to be released on Blu-ray before I watch it again, and I'm extremely excited to tell you that the movie is finally being released on Blu-ray!!
The Rocketeer: 20th Anniversary Edition is set to be released on Blu-ray on December 13th just in time for Christmas! Amazon is currently taking pre-orders, and you can get your copy for $18.49. Unfortunately there are no specs for the Blu-ray yet, but when the become available we'll make sure to give you the update! I'm just excited to get to watch this film again!
This movie and Captain America would make for a great double feature!
Here's the original trailer for the film:
After getting his start as a visual effects artist on the original Star Wars trilogy, Spielberg protege Joe Johnston found success as a director with his debut film, the blockbuster family adventure Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. For his sophomore outing, Johnston helmed this action-adventurer, set in 1930s Hollywood and in the spirit of old pulp comics and adventure serials, and co-adapted from the David Stevens graphic novel by Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo. Bill Campbell stars as Cliff Secord, an eager young pilot who finds himself in possession of a secret jet-pack that gives him the ability to fly. Cliff soon learns that screen-star Neville Sinclair (Timothy Dalton) will stop at nothing to get his hands on the rocket pack so he can give it to the Nazis. As The Rocketeer and with a little help from his mechanic friend played by Alan Arkin, it's up to Cliff to elude Sinclair, defeat the Nazis, and save his girlfriend Jenny (Jennifer Connelly).