Rainn Wilson(Dwight of "THE OFFICE") stars as Robert (Fish)Fishman, a man whose dreams of fame, girls and success as a drummer, had been dashed 20 years earlier, when about to make it big with a heavy metal band, was forced out by a music CEO wanting his nephew to take his place. Fish has never recovered from this loss, and years working in customer service haven't been too great for him, either. When his own nephew's band needs a quick replacement for their drummer, Fish goes for it, and after finding an audience with online fans, the music world is after Fish and the band! While there are some really big laughs, they're placed far apart and "THE ROCKER" comes across mostly like "SCHOOL OF ROCK-light." But, it's still entertaining even if predictable and there's something about Wilson that makes one intrigued throughout.
FOX has provided the correct 1.85:1 aspect ratio for this 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 blu-ray. The image is rich and vibrant throughout. Colors are pushed without ever becoming over-saturated. Detail is never flat, but there aren't a ton of moments wherein "THE ROCKER" offers the kind of depth found on reference quality FOX releases. Blacks are inky, and detail is consistently impressive in darker scenes.
FOX has provided a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix. While not to be mistaken for an aggressive mix, the discrete and ambient effects create a consistently immersive atmosphere, increased with bass and more panning during performance scenes. Again, while not reference quality, the environment at hand, is engaging and pleasing throughout.
Along with a digital copy, FOX has included loads of extras. For some reason, only the trailers are in HD. There are commentaries, one of which with Wilson and the director, is generally entertaining, the other,....dull. The featurettes are hit-or-miss, although the alternate ending within the deleted scenes section, is amusing.