Joe Johnston’s The Rocketeer on Blu-ray in December

Buena Vista Home Entertainment is set to release Joe Johnston’s The Rocketeer on Blu-ray for the first time on December 13, 2011, replacing the old DVD whose transfer was never embraced by the film’s fans.

The Rocketeer Blu-ray release date is expected to coincide with the release of Marvel and Paramount’s Captain America: The First Avenger on Blu-ray and DVD this holiday season. The Rocketeer is also celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Both retro films are directed by Johnston.

I don’t have any additional information about The Rocketeer on Blu-ray to share at this time. The cover art is below, and you can currently pre-order The Rocketeer on Blu-ray for $18.49 (30% off the $26.50 list price) at

I’ll pass along The Rocketeer Blu-ray tech specs and bonus features when they’re available.

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