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Posted: 24 Feb 08, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, it isn't...


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Posted: 24 Feb 08, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bought it in a store in sweden for 23$. The quality is very good.

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Posted: 24 Feb 08, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes it is official.

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/3251494/Queen-Live-In-Japan/Product.html

Queen: Live In Japan
Play.com : £13.99 Free Delivery
RRP: £18.99 You save: £5.00

It has been out in the UK for a couple of years now.



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Posted: 24 Feb 08, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mine in in black and white...


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Posted: 24 Feb 08, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Quality of this sucks arse big time actually but it's the best so far available.

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Posted: 24 Feb 08, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This was released originally on VHS as Queen Final Live Japan some years ago. Seems the quality is the same as that tape as I own both.

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Posted: 24 Feb 08, 20:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nope, this it is NOT an officially licensed product.

The only official DVD relase from that concert is:
QUEEN
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS: FINAL LIVE IN JAPAN
DVD R2 (Video: Color, 4:3, NTSC, MPEG-2; Audio: Stereo PCM)
2004.06.02 - Japan, WOWOW/JEC International Corp: POBE-3200
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=POBE-3200

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Posted: 25 Feb 08, 00:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

Yes it is official.

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/3251494/Queen-Live-In-Japan/Product.html

Queen: Live In Japan
Play.com : £13.99 Free Delivery
RRP: £18.99 You save: £5.00

It has been out in the UK for a couple of years now.


Its in Amazon for £7 plus free delivery.Any good?


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Posted: 25 Feb 08, 04:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wilki Amieva wrote:

Nope, this it is NOT an officially licensed product.

The only official DVD relase from that concert is:
QUEEN
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS: FINAL LIVE IN JAPAN
DVD R2 (Video: Color, 4:3, NTSC, MPEG-2; Audio: Stereo PCM)
2004.06.02 - Japan, WOWOW/JEC International Corp: POBE-3200
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=POBE-3200>

Correct!

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Posted: 25 Feb 08, 05:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger Meadows Tailor wrote:

John S Stuart wrote:

Yes it is official.

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/3251494/Queen-Live-In-Japan/Product.html

Queen: Live In Japan
Play.com : £13.99 Free Delivery
RRP: £18.99 You save: £5.00

It has been out in the UK for a couple of years now.


Its in Amazon for £7 plus free delivery.Any good?


Ive got it. Lovely to hear Spike so high up in the mix. Also, its rather handy having those song titles on screen for the older generation who can quite remember what song they are listening to......

btw... Amazon only do free delivery for orders over £15....


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Posted: 25 Feb 08, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes it is then it No is not for god sake go ask brian may or the Fan club Jacki ask them they will know the answer rather than get Yes or No lol

I have the offical one from Japan but i bet you say it aint and some say it is i dont care as long it works lol


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Posted: 25 Feb 08, 08:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry... wrong forum

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Posted: 25 Feb 08, 09:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have this on four different formats.
For the moment, I will forget about both the Official Laser Disc and VHS versions - because basically, they have been reduced to ornaments.

The Japanese DVD has official stamped all over it.

Queen: We Are The Champions Final Live In Japan
Pobe 3200

Produced by JEC International.
Manufactured by Victor Company of Japan.
1992 Queen Films Ltd (under exclusive license)
Watanabe Music Publishing Co, Ltd, to JEC International Corp Japan.

The UK DVD has official stamped on in tiny letters.
1992 Queen Films under exclusive License.

Now, I agree the UK version looks and feels like a bootleg, but what makes it kosher is the licensing agreement.

'Ghost Of A Smile' is an 'Official CD' because 'Double Dutch' purchased the license to reproduce a run of the product. After this slip-up Queen PLC bought the license from Mercury records (the original license holders) indefinately.

The Original 'Queen Rocks Montreal' began life as the VHS 'We Will Rock You'. The rights to this VHS belonged to Yellowbill who basically the sold the licensing rights to anyone who came up with the cash.
Therefore there were numerous versions of this concert released, and when DVD came out - was redistributed by Pioneer in one version. Because of all this, Dr. May slated the product.
However, there was nothing he could do about it, until Queen PLC bought the license back, and then re-re-re-issued to Dr. May's liking.

Finally, my point is that the Japanese VHS license rights ran out (around 2 - 3 years ago) and Queen missed the ball yet again.
So the rights to distribute and republish were legally snapped up by a samll independent company. The problem is that - as no one buys VHS anymore - the VHS master (which was essentially sold) was transferred to DVD.

Therefore, this is a legal product, sold legally throughout stores in the UK.
Now that Brian has seen that he has missed this boat also, what are the bets that another 'Official' version of the Japanese version will appear in the UK market?














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Posted: 25 Feb 08, 10:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it is not official


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Posted: 25 Feb 08, 12:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Er, Someone else just explained in detail their position, so th eleast you could do is but a little flesh on the bones of that statement for us.

You know, to enhance the cut & thrust of debate...

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Posted: 25 Feb 08, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just bought Queen / Live in Rio - at the "Rock in Rio" Festival, 1985 DVD

Black and white cover with Freddie in the front.

1. Tie your mother down
2. Seven seas of Rhye
3. Keep Yourself Alive
4. Liar
5. It's a hard life
6. Now I'm here
7. Is this the world we created?
8. Love of my life
9. Brighton Rock
10. Hammer to fall
11. Bohemian Rhapsody
12. Radio Ga Ga
13. I Want to break free
14. We will rock you
15. We are the champions
16. God save the Queen

Total Running time: 59:25

Is the running time longer on the VHS, with more tracks?

I don't have the VHS here with me...



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Posted: 26 Feb 08, 17:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Email me:Topgear1990@hotmail.com
I can send you a vhs rip from the full first show from Rio 117minutes as a torent.
Downloading just turned just over 2days


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Posted: 26 Feb 08, 22:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry to disagree. But no-one from the so-called MP editions is official. This Japanese label has released a lot of DVDs from other bands, including well-known bootlegs. They even have produced stuff in DVD-Rs. Granted, a lot of small labels from around the world are releasing MP stuff with a (bogus) "sub-license" from them, but IMHO a counterfeit from a counterfeit is still a counterfeit.

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Posted: 27 Feb 08, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Something more: WE WILL ROCK YOU copyright and publishing rights were never owned by QUEEN until last year, while the rights of the japanese stuff were bought by QUEEN Films in 1992 - so the analogy is not good enough.

And I remember seeing unofficial material "legally" sold in major stores: QUEEN IN NUCE, PRE-ORDAINED, etc. It has happened before.