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Posted: 21 Sep 12, 17:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The blu-ray arrived today and i am just finished watching it. I've already saw some bits when it was leaked last week but tonight i've watched it in full. Still a lovely documentary and i was curious for the extra's on the disc. First up was FM goes solo which contained more from the famous 1985 interview with David Wigg where the two of them reviewing the Mr. Bad Guy album track by track. I have never seen that bit before, and it also made me think that this never released in full interview must be a very long one because by now we have seen lots of this interview. Hopefully we will get to see the complete thing one day because it is his best interview imo. On the disc it is 7 mins long. Next was en extended interview with Montserrat, also 7 minutes where she talks more of caring of Freddie and how much she liked them both working together. The last bit was about the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona album which is only 4 minutes long but it is very different compared to the EPK on the original Barcelona 25th anniversary DVD.
All with all i like the blu-ray, the doc and his extra's very much and it was one of the better Queen related releases this year. Now looking forward to the "Hungarian Rhapsody" which will be out in November. What are your thoughts on "The great pretender"?

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Posted: 22 Sep 12, 12:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did you get it from Amazon UK?
They seem brilliant at getting stuff shipped to Europe BEFORE the release date and utterly crap at doing it within the UK to arrive ON the release date :((

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Posted: 22 Sep 12, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I suppose it's too much to expect a reasonable length clip of the original "Let Me Live"?

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Posted: 22 Sep 12, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No i ordered it from bol.com, a sort of dutch amazon version if you like to call it that. sadly no full let me live video. just the tiny bit in the doc. real let down. all the extra's combine are under 20 minutes. the freddie mercury goes solo bit is enjoyable though.

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Posted: 22 Sep 12, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Go on.
Put me out of my misery then.
Is it 50i or is it 60i which will look shit on my TV set?

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Posted: 22 Sep 12, 18:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

60i

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Posted: 25 Sep 12, 07:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Let Me Live' was absolute bollocks!
Not even a complete sentence was sung i think.
The MJ+FM version of More To Life Than This was nice, I hadn't heard this one yet, only the MJ solo version.
We did get some more seconds of the Maide Vale sessions of Melancholy Blues.. that was nice.


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Posted: 29 Sep 12, 08:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was really disappointed. Especially compared to the DOOL BR-disc, where we got loads more. Shame.


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Posted: 29 Sep 12, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aaaannnnddddd it jerks like hell because it's 60i :((


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Posted: 29 Sep 12, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brians wig wrote:
Aaaannnnddddd it jerks like hell because it's 60i :((

I can't say I've noticed any major jerky vision on my TV.
Are you using HDMI?
Is your TV switching correctly to 60 Hz?
I wonder why these last two releases are only interlaced 1080 and not 1080p?
All my other (UK) blu-ray discs are 1080p (including Montreal) are displayed at V:24 Hz (progressive) which is a much better option and the best you can get out of a blu-ray disc.
The Big Lebowski blu-ray I have claims to be 1080i/p on the rear cover, although I'm not quite sure how it can be both?

I'm hoping the UK Region B blu-ray of Hungarian Rhapsody will be 1080p as this link suggests that the US Region A version is 1080p.
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Hungarian-Rhapsody-Queen-Live-In-Budapest-Blu-ray/56083/