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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 02:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Forgive me if this has already been discussed but I was wondering:
Is there any merit to purchasing the "Becoming Queen" dvd?
It is unauthorized and they misspell Freddie's name on the front cover.
I was just wondering what was in it and if any music is included.


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 12:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have seen this in stores an wondered the same thing. Has anyone seen it?


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I enjoyed it. There's no original Queen music, but some interview bits with them. Mostly interviews with other folks who were friends of them and stuff.

Interestingly, there are Mick Rock photos used and a mention of his site in the credits, as well as a gallery on the disc of the Burns Red Special and mentions of their site. As if they had the cooperation and even sponsorship of these folks.

Some of the (new, for this program) interview participants are:

J.J. Jackson (former MTV veejay who just died recently)
Mike Read
Ken Testi (Ibex/Wreckage)
Mike Bersin (Ibex/Wreckage)
Tim Staffell (1984/Smile)
Doug Puddifoot (photographer)




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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are lots of these dvd's going around, i bought one of U2 recently, quite fun really.
Aren't they from Chrome Dreams? Same company who make the Maximum.... cd's?


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 13:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Magic Moments' is from Chrome Dreams. It came out around the same time. As for that one, it's not put together as well (the off-topic background music is much more annoying) but I liked the interviewees better.

Becoming Queen is released by Passport Video. Despite the spelling flub on the cover, it's very well-made and worth the $10 or so that it sells for.

Should be noted that (as the name suggests) Becoming Queen focuses more on the early pre-Queen years. Over half of it takes place before the first album was recorded.

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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 13:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got both Becoming Queen and Magic Moments, and information-wise, both are good. Becoming Queen focuses mostly on Queen before Queen, whereas Magic Moments highlights their career. The biggest downside to Magic Moments is the horrible background music, though.


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked it
I also got the Queen : Magic Moments dvd


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 20:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got it, and I enjoyed it, but it's the kind of thing you only really watch once.


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 20:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I watched it again today and enjoyed it just as much :)

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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 04:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked Becoming Queen, too. It was good to see interviews with the Ibex guys giving their own personal stories from their days with Freddie. Yeah, it's ok for the small price tag.


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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 20:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the info guys!



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Posted: 10 Feb 05, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've just received both the Becoming Queen and the Magic Moments dvd's.
I haven't seen the MM dvd in total yet, started to skip through it.
But I did just watch the Becoming Queen dvd and I could not stop watching.
This is really a nice biography. People talking genuine about Queen (not a single word against them I believe... hehe) and has some nice footage.

So, Becoming Queen is worth getting, I must say.


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Posted: 10 Feb 05, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have Becoming Queen.
It's very interesting to hear many interviews especially ones of Freddie's old friends, Ken Testi and Mike Bersin. Mike Bersin was one of the basic members of Ibex and Ken Testi was a sort of manager of Ibex and he was doing some things for Queen for a while before their record debut as his old alliance.
They are talking some episodes especially about Freddie.
Also Tim Staffell is talking various episodes.
It's pretty good for one who is interested in before and early Queen.


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Posted: 10 Feb 05, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For an un-official biography / documentary 'Becoming Queen' is very good.

"Becoming Queen" hardly covers any aspects of the band's career, except their early years. However for those who are interested on knowing Queen from their beggining is a great treat. There are commentaries by people who knew the band members before hitting stardom, and overall it's very enjoyable.


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