Forums > Queen - Serious Discussion > Found on Ebay

forum rss feed
Author

Somebody to loveeeee user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 421 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 03 Jul 04, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2303&item=6305277751&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Do you think this is real? It says it was released in 1997. Did DVD exist in 1997?


I forgot my password again.
David Jones user not visiting Queenzone.com
David Jones
Deity: 2469 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 03 Jul 04, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep, its real. I have one - official release originally released with a DVD player as promo - trying to promote sales of DVD players. Un-trimmed videos, nice item!


"Freddie would have loved it" - Brian May
The Fairy King user not visiting Queenzone.com
The Fairy King
Deity: 8686 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 03 Jul 04, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pointless if u already have Box Of Flix on VHS :P


Killed by drones.
Whatinthewhatthe? user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2210 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 03 Jul 04, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good price, though mine was free with the player (then)!

John S Stuart user not visiting Queenzone.com
John S Stuart
Deity: 4178 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 03 Jul 04, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Fairy King wrote:

pointless if u already have Box Of Flix on VHS :P


Actually, the reverse is true. The versions on this disc are UNCUT and in their original broadcast format (ie: 4x3) rather than a butchered 16:9.



"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."
Adam Baboolal user not visiting Queenzone.com
Adam Baboolal
Deity: 4986 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 03 Jul 04, 20:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm confused, John. Are you saying that the promo dvd has the videos in full, just like the official GVHits dvds do?
I was under the impression that the promo dvd was basically the Flix series that's out on VHS. And from what I've read, looks like it's basically the VHS tape transferred to dvd. And if that's true, then it's more of a collectable. Yes?

http://www.queenpicturehall.com/videos/q13bof.shtml

Peace,
Adam.

David Jones user not visiting Queenzone.com
David Jones
Deity: 2469 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 04 Jul 04, 06:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm, interesting stuff guys!


"Freddie would have loved it" - Brian May
inu-liger user not visiting Queenzone.com
inu-liger
Deity: 13057 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 04 Jul 04, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And from what I've read, looks like it's basically the VHS tape transferred to dvd. And if that's true, then it's more of a collectable. Yes?


On the contrary! It apparently has improved video quality, especially on the Flix II side! Some say it's even better quality than the GVH DVD's!

Whatinthewhatthe? user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2210 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 04 Jul 04, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The quality is indeed great. But I digress -- the quality on the Jewels DVD beats them all! Especially for having the original videos, not the edited versions which drive me crazy!

David Jones user not visiting Queenzone.com
David Jones
Deity: 2469 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 04 Jul 04, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the GHII vids are better than the GVHII!


"Freddie would have loved it" - Brian May
John S Stuart user not visiting Queenzone.com
John S Stuart
Deity: 4178 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 05 Jul 04, 06:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

I'm confused, John. Are you saying that the promo dvd has the videos in full, just like the official GVHits dvds do?
I was under the impression that the promo dvd was basically the Flix series that's out on VHS. And from what I've read, looks like it's basically the VHS tape transferred to dvd. And if that's true, then it's more of a collectable. Yes?

http://www.queenpicturehall.com/videos/q13bof.shtml

Peace,
Adam.


Depends on what you mean Adam.

It is true that this set is incomplete as it omits some videos (the Hot Space set springs to mind) which are available on GVH I & II DVDs. So for completists obviously the Greatest Video Hits DVDs are the cheapest and best discs to purchase. Another advantage of the GVH DVD series is that the sound has been 5:1 remastered.

However, it is also true that the videos featured on this stereo promo DVD disc (and on the Laser Disc equivilent) are complete, digitally remastered, uncut and in their true 4x3 format.

This is not yet another Brazillian "bootleg" transfered from VHS - but an official digitally remastered product. So for those who wish the for that "true" experience - than this set is the best.

As an owner of both - IMO - I prefer the promo Hits DVD as I am both a "Keep it to the original ratio aspect" believer and it also reminds me of my youth when I used to watch Queen videos on television and the original "Flix" video set.


"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."
Somebody to loveeeee user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 421 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 05 Jul 04, 06:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Too bad I don't have enough faith in my fellow human beings to actually buy something from Ebay, otherwise I would have.


I forgot my password again.
Whatinthewhatthe? user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2210 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 05 Jul 04, 08:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why? several of us have told you it's good, so go for it!!
John, I like the laserdisc versions too. I much prefer the presentation of the videos and the sound quality...though I have the UK and US versions of GVH 1 and 2 and notice a distinct difference in sound. The import (UK) is superior to the US versions.
But, as I keep crowing, the Jewels DVD is far superior to all! Videos are cleaned up and are as clear as when they were first presented to the public. Don't Stop Me Now is totally original, no stupid freeze-frame at the ending. So is Under Pressure with the mad-scrambling Japanese people.
The sound on all videos is unbelievable, very close to DVD-A. Very worth the investment if you own a region-free DVD player!

Whatinthewhatthe? user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2210 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 05 Jul 04, 08:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ooh, it went for $82.43 US dollars, good price and I'm sure some sniping near the end of the auction!
I finally won an auction last night for an 8" The Works EP on laserdisc, never opened and still sealed!! WHOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Somebody to loveeeee user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 421 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 05 Jul 04, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not so much that I don't trust you (although this forum is famous for stuff like telling people (especially "newbies") that if they own a Made In Heaven cd with 20 minutes of weird sounds at the end they have a rare misprint and should sent it to Queenproductions so they can have it replaced by a good cd WITH an autograph of all 4 four members of Queen), I just don't like sending money to someone and then hoping the person can be trusted enough to sent the item. I'm Dutch you know, us Dutchies don't like losing money :-).

Anyway, I was just interested in this item because I didn't know DVD was already that old.


I forgot my password again.
Whatinthewhatthe? user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2210 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 05 Jul 04, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who in the heck told you THAT???
Let me sell you the Brooklyn Bridge for a nominal fee! (LOL)
You can trust us, dear. Queenzoners are like family!

Somebody to loveeeee user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 421 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 05 Jul 04, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually the story about MiH was partially made up by myself. It may have been on the Queenrocker board though. I'm not sure. I forget things easily, you see.


I forgot my password again.