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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 02:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So I was at wal-mart tonight and surprisingly found a live Queen DVD "Live in Japan 1985." The sticker on the packaging said it was an import, on the back it was noted as being NTSC and region free.

I am assuming the company that released it is called MP, their logo is just "MP" inside a circle (or is it an oval?) The DVD cover is white with the Queen crest somewhat emerging from a red circle. The back lists a patent and copyright by masterplan licensed by Queen Film Ltd.

The DVD itself? Well the picture quality is about the level of a VHS tape, full screen and that annoying MP logo in the upper left hand of of the screen throughout the whole thing.

Perhaps this is a South American pirate as the words "Distribuido por GLD Distribuidora S.A." are in small print on the back?

Anyone with any info? I'd be surprised if Wal-Mart is selling pirates now.

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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 02:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 02:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, it's a pirate and it's sold in supermarkets. The name of the company is "Master Plan"



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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 03:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't be afraid, I bought the crap also

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

http://queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=1044405


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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 04:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We all are sinners...

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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 09:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

We all are sinners...



Amen Brother, Amen.


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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got the DVD, and it isn't too bad. The quality isn't great, but it was a rare find indeed! Great concert too, not the best, but certainly not the worst.


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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 10:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=FF0033 face=symbol>Freddie wrote:

certainly not the worst.


You sure about that?

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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Well, I did say I was certain. Why do you ask?


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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As I wrote in an different thread:
Please stay away from Masterplan releases. I bought a few and they are all crap. They don't even use the best available sources for their DVD's, so my advice is: save your money...

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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah unfortatnly,this happenens,i remember there was a guns n roses one of them in chicago and the quality was same too,although thanks to modern technology and some software you can clean up the sound and video with nero!.

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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

Don't be afraid, I bought the crap also


Better than it nor be available at all

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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

coops wrote:

pittrek wrote:

Don't be afraid, I bought the crap also


Better than it nor be available at all


How about importing the official dvd version from Japan instead of willingly supporting organised crime? :P

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Posted: 07 Nov 07, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 07 Nov 07, 09:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah this even turned up here in Kansas at a Wal Mart a couple months ago. I was tempted as a collector, but since I already have the Japanese version with PCM, this would have been pointless.

I don't know the lineage, but I assumed it was either *the* UK version which came out awhile back with the same cover, since they often release theirs as NTSC now or some crappy pirate copy, as it sounds like it is.. I'm glad I passed.

The Japanese release, while somewhat lacking in fancy artwork is excellent quality both audio and video.

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Posted: 11 Nov 07, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bought that dvd also. Didn´t know it was pirate, but i also bought a Live in Rio -queen dvd which was also by masterplan.