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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 05:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Press Release: Hungarian Rhapsody DVD/Blu-ray/CD and Download Release

QUEEN ‘HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY – LIVE IN BUDAPEST’ WILL BE RELEASED ON DVD, BLU-RAY and DELUXE EDITIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME ON NOVEMBER 5th

“Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest” is a must–see concert experience by legends of rock, Queen, and now comes to DVD and Blu-ray. It will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, 2CD and DVD Deluxe Edition and a 2CD and Blu-ray Deluxe Edition on November 5th worldwide.

Originally filmed in 1986, this momentous concert movie has been re-mastered in high definition and superb 5.1 surround sound. An amazing performance is now available to be seen in crystal clear HD clarity.

Also included on the DVD and Blu-ray is a new 25 minute documentary feature entitled “A Magic Year”. This follows Queen from just after their historic show–stealing performance at Live Aid, London, on 13 July 1985, through the year leading up to the epic concert in Budapest. Using archive footage from rehearsals, interviews with the band in the studio and on the road during the Magic Tour - some of which has never been seen before - this fascinating feature has been specially created for this new release.

As part of the hugely successful 1986 Magic Tour that, poignantly, was the last to be played by the band with Freddie Mercury, Queen were for the first time able to include Hungary on the tour schedule. With three years to go before the fall of the Berlin Wall, this was the largest concert ever staged at the Népstadion, Budapest, and the first Western Rock Concert staged in a stadium behind the then Iron Curtain. It was of such significance to the Hungarian authorities and film industry that a group of the country’s top film cameramen and technicians were brought together to film it for posterity.

Staged for 80,000 ecstatic fans, the concert set includes favourite hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want To Break Free and We Are The Champions.

“We’re delighted that Queen fans across the world will finally have the chance to relive this amazing moment for the band. We knew a stadium concert in Budapest was ground–breaking, but hadn’t quite anticipated what a historic night it would turn out to be. The concert looks fantastic on the screen in all its digitally re-mastered glory and the documentary does a great job of setting the scene – it really was an extraordinary time in the band’s history.” Brian May and Roger Taylor

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Release date: 5th November 2012

Running time: 118 minutes

Formats: DVD/ Blu-ray /Deluxe Edition: 2CD and DVD / Deluxe Edition: 2CD and Blu-ray / Digital Download (Audio)

DVD and Blu Ray Tracklisting:

1. One Vision

2. Tie Your Mother Down

3. In The Lap Of The Gods

4. Seven Seas Of Rhye

5. Tear It Up

6. A Kind Of Magic

7. Under Pressure

8. Who Wants To Live Forever

9. I Want To Break Free

10. Guitar Solo

11. Now I'm Here

12. Love Of My Life

13. Tavaszi Szél Vizet Áraszt

14. Is This The World We Created...?

15. Tutti Frutti

16. Bohemian Rhapsody

17. Hammer To Fall

18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

19. Radio Ga Ga

20. We Will Rock You

21. Friends Will Be Friends

22. We Are The Champions

Extras:

‘A Magic Year’ documentary

Deluxe Package CD / Digital Download

CD Tracklisting: 1

1. One Vision

2. Tie Your Mother Down

3. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited

4. Seven Seas Of Rhye

5. Tear It Up

6. A Kind Of Magic

7. Under Pressure

8. Another One Bites The Dust

9. Who Wants To Live Forever

10. I Want To Break Free

11. Looks Like It's Gonna Be A Good Night - Improv

12. Guitar Solo

13. Now I'm Here

CD Tracklisting: 2

1. Love Of My Life

2. Tavaszi Szel Vizet Araszt

3. Is This The World We Created...?

4. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care

5. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)

6. Tutti Frutti

7. Bohemian Rhapsody

8. Hammer To Fall

9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

10. Radio Ga Ga

11. We Will Rock You

12. Friends Will Be Friends

13. We Are The Champions

14. God Save The Queen

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 05:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The CD does contain the complete concert!


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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 05:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just as I thought - we will get the complete audio + the same edited video.

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 05:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We already knew the DVD/blu ray would be the exact same edit, so that's not a surprise.

The fact they also include a complete CD version in the Deluxe set is very nice imo. It's the best they could do and they did it so good decision.


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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 08:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm pleased with teh CD, but wish they'd put some extras, in addition to the relatively short 25 minute cinema documentary, on the Blu Ray.

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 08:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I said in my thread: "For me, if they release the cut version on DVD and the full concert on CD, just like they did with Rock Montreal, I'd definitely like that, as it's the most complete it could get with what they have at hand."
I still think that, and I'm very happy now that it's confirmed this is indeed the case. I've been wanting a CD release of the full Budapest concert for about 15 years now, since my childhood, and it's finally coming true now.
I've also been waiting for the DVD release too, and now that that too is coming true, well I guess it's now time to wait for at least a DVD release of Live In Rio.

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 08:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good news. Was it really necessary that this be posted in both general and serious though?

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 08:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tomchristie22 wrote:
Good news. Was it really necessary that this be posted in both general and serious though?

Hmm, I didn't post it in General. I had posted it only here, then I posted in the News section, but I don't know how it appeared in General. Are News and General connected?


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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

can't wait to see Emma (smelly socks) in HD .

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

just kidding , excited for the cd and Blu Ray!

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 11:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"but wish they'd put some extras, in addition to the relatively short 25 minute cinema documentary, on the Blu Ray."

Some people just cant be pleased.. if it was a 3 bluray compilation of new material people would still want more...

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you read my post, it's more extras on the Blu Ray that I'd like, not the cd. Perhaps any decent quality Knebworth, Mannheim or other footage, Magic Tour news reports, backstage footage etc. perhaps all this may be in the 25 min documentary, but as I intimated, 25 mins isn't really much to write home about.

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 12:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My understanding from the press release is the Blu-Ray and DVD contain the same extras. So no extra extras on Blu-Ray then?

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good news. I'm even warming to the cover. No, wait a minute...


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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 12:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

great release, but the art of the album sucks!!!
queen is only freddie now???

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

how about Freddie laughing at Roger Taylor's massage, they can't leave all that DoRo stuff out .

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"If you read my post, it's more extras on the Blu Ray that I'd like, not the cd."

I got that, and changed my post accordingly. I blame poor comma placement on your part ;-)

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not is the complete concert in dvd , another disappointment

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mooghead wrote:
"If you read my post, it's more extras on the Blu Ray that I'd like, not the cd."
I got that, and changed my post accordingly. I blame poor comma placement on your part ;-)





I'll, let you, off then! :-)

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Posted: 19 Sep 12, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"queen is only freddie now???"

Shit, where have you been?? :)


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