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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 03:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bought this last Saturday at a record fair and the quality is pretty good. I was just wondering if anyone has more info about the source of the video.

http://www.tanieplyty.pl/product_info.php/products_id/3077


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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 03:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This concert has been exclusive to the Japanese market for twenty years now, and as far as I know, any other dvd version available around the world besides this one

http://www.amazon.co.jp/ARE-CHAMPIONS-FINAL-LIVE-JAPAN/dp/B0001ZN8R6/ref=sr_1_2/249-9047911-1562726?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1190619769&sr=1-2

is an unlicensed pirate copy made from the official Japanese "We Are the Champions - Final Live in Japan" release.

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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 04:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The guy i bought it from said it isn't from the official release, but from the Tv broadcast...


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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 04:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeroen wrote:

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

The guy i bought it from said it isn't from the official release, but from the Tv broadcast...

It IS from the 'official' release!

All tv broadcasts had slightly different edits.


ok! Thanks for the quick response! :D


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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 04:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

The guy i bought it from said it isn't from the official release, but from the Tv broadcast...

It IS from the 'official' release!

All tv broadcasts had slightly different edits.


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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 04:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw this DVD at Wal-Mart of all places for $15. I was very close to picking it up.


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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 06:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Same old shit with same shity keyboards above the guitars.




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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 06:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is the masterplan DVD OFFICIAL ?
I've bought it, but it looks like a cheap bootleg to me

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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 06:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Same old shit with same shity keyboards above the guitars.



The keyboards and electric drums are really horrible yeah. :( Freddie's voice wasn't great that night either.


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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 06:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

Is the masterplan DVD OFFICIAL ?
I've bought it, but it looks like a cheap bootleg to me


Well...it reminds me of the German concert dvd's(Like Metallica's San Diego '92 concert) who look VERY unprofessional but are sold at the Free Record Store's(Eq. of the Virgin Music stores) in the BeNeLux. So that's why i wasn't sure about how " official" this release is or was.


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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 07:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You get Masterplan DVD's in nearly all record shops in Germany (mostly at "big" ones like Saturn, Media Markt..) I bought a few so far, but they are all disapointing. "Black Sabbath" Live in Paris'70 looks horrible, like a very high gen VHS with distorted picture, "Nirvana" Live at Reeding is incomplete and with annoying song titles on screen through the whole concert and "Aerosmith" Texas Jam'78 comes with a horrible stereo mix; the right channel is loud as hell while the left is hardly heard..plus, they have their "logo" through the concerts on top left of the screen, which is annoying to.

All their (unofficial) releases are available at trading sites, often in much better quality. Don't waste your Money on this crap...

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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 08:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cygnus X-1 wrote:

You get Masterplan DVD's in nearly all record shops in Germany (mostly at "big" ones like Saturn, Media Markt..) I bought a few so far, but they are all disapointing. "Black Sabbath" Live in Paris'70 looks horrible, like a very high gen VHS with distorted picture, "Nirvana" Live at Reeding is incomplete and with annoying song titles on screen through the whole concert and "Aerosmith" Texas Jam'78 comes with a horrible stereo mix; the right channel is loud as hell while the left is hardly heard..plus, they have their "logo" through the concerts on top left of the screen, which is annoying to.

All their (unofficial) releases are available at trading sites, often in much better quality. Don't waste your Money on this crap...

Nice that you write it NOW :)

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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

pittrek wrote:

Is the masterplan DVD OFFICIAL ?
I've bought it, but it looks like a cheap bootleg to me


Well...it reminds me of the German concert dvd's(Like Metallica's San Diego '92 concert) who look VERY unprofessional but are sold at the Free Record Store's(Eq. of the Virgin Music stores) in the BeNeLux. So that's why i wasn't sure about how " official" this release is or was.


That particular show was actually part of the Box set "live shit, Binge and Purge".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Shit:_Binge_&_Purge

How this show could be released simultaneously beats me, but I've also bought the 5 euro release, instead of the expensive box-set :)

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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just bought the Masterplan DVD of Queen Live in Japan 1985 and was very impressed. If you set aside the fact that the drums and keyboards are, to say the very least, annoying, you have yourself a quality Queen rock concert. I might actually prefer this concert to their Wembley performance in 86', it's just that good to my eyes and ears. As for Freddie's vocals? Oh well, you win some and you lose some. Give the guy a break.

By the way, I bought my copy at an FYE store. It was the last one!


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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

Cygnus X-1 wrote:

You get Masterplan DVD's in nearly all record shops in Germany (mostly at "big" ones like Saturn, Media Markt..) I bought a few so far, but they are all disapointing. "Black Sabbath" Live in Paris'70 looks horrible, like a very high gen VHS with distorted picture, "Nirvana" Live at Reeding is incomplete and with annoying song titles on screen through the whole concert and "Aerosmith" Texas Jam'78 comes with a horrible stereo mix; the right channel is loud as hell while the left is hardly heard..plus, they have their "logo" through the concerts on top left of the screen, which is annoying to.

All their (unofficial) releases are available at trading sites, often in much better quality. Don't waste your Money on this crap...

Nice that you write it NOW :)


hehe, just seen this post today! I hope you don't payed too much, over here, they cost about 10 euro...

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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brought my copy from Amazon.co.uk (follow the link) for 4 quid. It now costs around 6 quid, well worth the "small" investment in my opinion.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B000GCGDOY/ref=sr_1_olp_5/026-2310642-8443631?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1190646056&sr=1-5

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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Isn't the Masterplan (MP) logo continous on the screen throughout the video?


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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How can this guys from Masterplan be on the major retailers around the world selling bootleg DVD´s from Queen, and QueenProductions not doing anything against it?

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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 19:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

David Jones wrote:

Isn't the Masterplan (MP) logo continous on the screen throughout the video?


Yes.


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Posted: 25 Sep 07, 00:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bobby_brown wrote:

How can this guys from Masterplan be on the major retailers around the world selling bootleg DVD´s from Queen, and QueenProductions not doing anything against it?

Take care


I'd assume it's a mixture of shops wanting to sell more products no matter how dodgy they are, EMI ignoring them because there is never going to be an official release, and Queen letting it happen just to spite the Japanese company who doesn't want to let go of the exclusive release.