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Posted: 24 Sep 11, 04:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Has been confirmed on Twitter by Rhys Thomas, and he's promising LOADS of extras. Willbe released in time for Xmas.

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Posted: 24 Sep 11, 05:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's wonderful! I think we'll  get extras from the interviews as well, because Thomas did state this:

Q: The new interviews with Brian May and Roger Taylor are very revealing. It's touching to see Brian wipe away a tear when talking about finally getting his father's seal of approval after watching the band at Madison Square Gardens.

RT: That's a lovely moment, and something that Brian has never talked about publically before. I think both he and Roger are on great form in the new interviews. They really opened up for us, speaking more candidly than at any time in their past. There's more that we couldn't fit into the two one-hour programmes that are being broadcast, so we might end up doing an extended cut for DVD at a later date.

Would really be interested in the stuff that didn't make it  to the documentary!

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Posted: 24 Sep 11, 07:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ha!
Shall we start laughing now?

I bet it will be a 60i conversion on Bluray from the PAL 50i master.
That means the picture will have 'drag' on it and also jerk on UKTV's.

Ironically, because of thousands of complaints regarding 60i conversions, the BBC & 2Entertain have made it POLICY that no more BBC material will be released in 60i in PAL countries.
I only hope that this IS being released by 2Entertain and not Universal....

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Posted: 24 Sep 11, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brians wig wrote: Ha!
Shall we start laughing now?

I bet it will be a 60i conversion on Bluray from the PAL 50i master.
That means the picture will have 'drag' on it and also jerk on UKTV's.

Ironically, because of thousands of complaints regarding 60i conversions, the BBC & 2Entertain have made it POLICY that no more BBC material will be released in 60i in PAL countries.
I only hope that this IS being released by 2Entertain and not Universal....

I rather have 1080p, especially when the archive footage appears to be shot on film (8mm & 16mm).

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Posted: 24 Sep 11, 16:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope that the Freddie bit where he sings My Melancholy Blues from the BBC session 1977 which we can see in the happy birthday compilation video is on this DVD/BR.

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Posted: 24 Sep 11, 17:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dave76 wrote: I hope that the Freddie bit where he sings My Melancholy Blues from the BBC session 1977 which we can see in the happy birthday compilation video is on this DVD/BR.
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^  Yes I'm also hoping for this too.


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Posted: 24 Sep 11, 18:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums wrote: Has been confirmed on Twitter by Rhys Thomas, and he's promising LOADS of extras. Willbe released in time for Xmas.

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Great news! Thanks for the info.

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Posted: 24 Sep 11, 20:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Isle0fRed wrote: brians wig wrote: Ha!
Shall we start laughing now?

I bet it will be a 60i conversion on Bluray from the PAL 50i master.
That means the picture will have 'drag' on it and also jerk on UKTV's.

Ironically, because of thousands of complaints regarding 60i conversions, the BBC & 2Entertain have made it POLICY that no more BBC material will be released in 60i in PAL countries.
I only hope that this IS being released by 2Entertain and not Universal....

I rather have 1080p, especially when the archive footage appears to be shot on film (8mm & 16mm).
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although i saw some VHS -and even U-matic- sourced footage on the documentary, the 8 mm footage has at least 800 lines and 16 mm 1800 so i think with a bit of work from QP the blu-ray could has "real" 1080p ....
I hope they make it right...

Anyway GREAT info! i wish they add some more hyde park,rainbow,earls court footage!


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Posted: 25 Sep 11, 02:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone on Twitter, could you ask Rhys Thomas which session this footage is from?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIiw37JAW5A

I suspect it is the Live Killers over-dubbing sessions, as the studio looks suspiciously like Mountain.

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Posted: 25 Sep 11, 07:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IanR wrote: Anyone on Twitter, could you ask Rhys Thomas which session this footage is from?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIiw37JAW5A

I suspect it is the Live Killers over-dubbing sessions, as the studio looks suspiciously like Mountain.
WOW.. thanks IanR. It is Mountain in Montreux, As seen in the Days of our Lives doc. Probably 1980. Recording for the HOT SPACE album.


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Posted: 25 Sep 11, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IanR wrote: Anyone on Twitter, could you ask Rhys Thomas which session this footage is from?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIiw37JAW5A

I suspect it is the Live Killers over-dubbing sessions, as the studio looks suspiciously like Mountain.
Mack is in the video, I don't think he ever recorded in Montreux...? Seems to me like the sessions during which Crazy Little Thing, Save Me etc were recorded.

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Posted: 25 Sep 11, 19:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim Derks wrote: IanR wrote: Anyone on Twitter, could you ask Rhys Thomas which session this footage is from?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIiw37JAW5A

I suspect it is the Live Killers over-dubbing sessions, as the studio looks suspiciously like Mountain.
Mack is in the video, I don't think he ever recorded in Montreux...? Seems to me like the sessions during which Crazy Little Thing, Save Me etc were recorded.
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mmmm for me the footage where is Mack isn´t the same footage that at the begining... the first looks like a kind of vhs or video source and the second (the last seconds of the video with mack) is like a 8 mm or something like that...


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Posted: 25 Sep 11, 20:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, the Mack stuff at the end looks to be from a different source. In the first part of the clip, I think David Richards is visible.

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Posted: 28 Sep 11, 03:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From Rhys Thomas website:

An update from Rhys... He has been busy producing/directing/editing the DVD/Blu Ray release of the 'Queen: Days of Our Lives' documentary.

It has got so many extras that it has been like making a third
episode.  They have decided not to just bung on deleted scenes but make
a whole new disc of extras, documentaries and videos fully edited and
treated with the same care as the main feature.

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Sounds very exciting....


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Posted: 28 Sep 11, 07:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is very good news it was the best Queen doc for years


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Posted: 28 Sep 11, 09:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MERQRY wrote: Pim Derks wrote: IanR wrote: Anyone on Twitter, could you ask Rhys Thomas which session this footage is from?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIiw37JAW5A

I suspect it is the Live Killers over-dubbing sessions, as the studio looks suspiciously like Mountain.
Mack is in the video, I don't think he ever recorded in Montreux...? Seems to me like the sessions during which Crazy Little Thing, Save Me etc were recorded.
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mmmm for me the footage where is Mack isn´t the same footage that at the begining... the first looks like a kind of vhs or video source and the second (the last seconds of the video with mack) is like a 8 mm or something like that...
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The last bit: what guitar does Brian use? Looks a bit like a Stratocaster.


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Posted: 28 Sep 11, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The video

00:00 - 00:13 -> 1979
00:13 - 00:17 -> 1977 - part of the Bob Harris documentary
00:17 - 00:24 -> 1979 (the same as the first part)
00:24 - 00:29 -> 1979 Game sessions

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Posted: 28 Sep 11, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rhapsody8 wrote:

From Rhys Thomas website:

An update from Rhys... He has been busy producing/directing/editing the DVD/Blu Ray release of the 'Queen: Days of Our Lives' documentary.

It has got so many extras that it has been like making a third
episode.  They have decided not to just bung on deleted scenes but make
a whole new disc of extras, documentaries and videos fully edited and
treated with the same care as the main feature.

--------------------------

Sounds very exciting....


Wow. The first interesting Queen release since Live At The Bowl ?

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Posted: 28 Sep 11, 15:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can we have a link to Rhys Thomas' website please?
Thanks,

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Posted: 28 Sep 11, 16:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brians wig wrote: Can we have a link to Rhys Thomas' website please?
Thanks,
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I just found it today: http://www.rhysthomaswebsite.co.uk/

Cheers!


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