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Posted: 08 Oct 05, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know if anyone else has seen it but apparently the US release date for the new DVD is October 18th.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000B8IAOY/103-4570775-8131830?v=glance&n=130

Well then, America got the CD before the UK and now the DVD as well. Kooky eh?

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Posted: 08 Oct 05, 20:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its oct 24


don't i know you from the cinematographer's party?



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Posted: 08 Oct 05, 20:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah it's nice that we're getting things a bit early :)

I'm really disappointed that it doesn't seem to be a 2-disc edition though :(

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Posted: 08 Oct 05, 21:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What makes you say that, Jeffrey? I can't see any mention of whether it's 1 or 2 discs. Did I miss something?

All of the other Queen DVDs have been 2 discs; I can't imagine this will be any different.


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Posted: 09 Oct 05, 23:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

InTheLapOfTheGods wrote:

its oct 24


It's the 24th *in the UK*, the US date is the 18th.

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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 07:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeni wrote:

What makes you say that, Jeffrey? I can't see any mention of whether it's 1 or 2 discs. Did I miss something?

All of the other Queen DVDs have been 2 discs; I can't imagine this will be any different.


All of the other Queen DVDs have said "2 DVD Set" on the front cover also. But they have also left off the "The DVD Collection" banner as well, so perhaps it could still be 2 discs.

The CDs add up to over 2 hours, 7 minutes so if they want decent quality video (which has never been the case before) there can't be many features on a single disc... not with their usual audio choices of DTS and PCM.

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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's some links. I just felt like looking it up at various places today so I put them in a text file:

Cover art: http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000B8IAOY.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

DVD Empire: http://www.dvdempire.com/exec/v4_item.asp?item_id=749791
was $15.28 pre-order, now $17.18

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000B8IAOY/002-3799863-5898466
$13.99 pre-order

CD/Video Universe: http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=6973865
$13.99 pre-order

Barnes & Noble: http://video.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?ean=720616252791
$19.98

Deep Discount DVD: http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=UNI025279
$15.59 (and free shipping)

DVD Planet:
http://www.dvdplanet.com/product_listing.asp?productid=63048&format=DVD
$13.97

Amazon Canada lists it as October 25: http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000B8IAOY/qid%3D1128947122/702-6925167-4343249
CDN$ 16.77

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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here is the back cover art of the DVD.

www.mvc.co.uk/default/templates/catalog/dvd_cover.jhtml?prod_id=50490108&op=large_image&image=IMGBC

The only extra listed is "imagine" from Hyde Park. This dvd release is a joke.

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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wigglepuppy wrote:


The CDs add up to over 2 hours, 7 minutes so if they want decent quality video (which has never been the case before) there can't be many features on a single disc... not with their usual audio choices of DTS and PCM.


Actually, there can be some, if they use dual layered discs.

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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


This is a shame... Why did they paid the Torpedo Twins ??? Did they had an hard drive crash and lost all their Queen Data ?? pfff... I'll buy instead Peter Gabriel last tour DVD with the 83 min documentary in bonus...

By the way, here is a working link for the back-cover of ROTC : http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=121863633fj.jpg

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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK, so the DVD cover says "Mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound"....interesting.

How much you guys wanna bet that it WON'T be in 5.1, but 4.1 instead?

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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 22:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

[StArMaN] wrote:


This is a shame... Why did they paid the Torpedo Twins ??? Did they had an hard drive crash and lost all their Queen Data ??


What do you mean by that?

I'm confused.

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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 00:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Looks like I stand corrected and Jeffrey was right all along.

Did they at least mention the potential for 2 discs at one time, or am I making that up?


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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 05:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inu-Liger] wrote:


What do you mean by that?

I'm confused.


I'm sorry, maybe my english isn't that good ;-)
In fact I was saying that I didn't understand why they paid the guys of DORO Production (The Torpedo Twins) for filming behind scene footage, backstage, on the road etc... and that there is no bonus on this DVD. There MUST be another special edition of maybe a documentary thing of this tour which will be issued as a stand alone DVD.

That's what I was trying to say, did you understand ? sorry, I'm still learning :P


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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 21:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was figuring on dual-layer. As I understand it, you can get about an hour of high quality video and PCM sound on one layer. So if we round it off to two hours and allow a little extra video quality for the fact that it's 16:9.. then we've got 2 hours of high quality video and PCM (the back cover says PCM and DTS as usual btw). Now subtract some video quality for the DTS and we've still got potentially good video quality but extras would continue to diminish video quality.

But look at Wembley. What the hell happened there? It's roughly 112 minutes long, not really any extras on disc 1. And it's dual-layer. Yet the video bitrate is average 2.5 out of 10. SVCD quality. Granted, they do a good job compressing because it doesn't seem to suffer too much (to me anyway), but that's awfully low.

This is a brand new show so they have no excuses for poor quality this time. It has to be great or else... I dunno

As for these newest details, I'm very disappointed. DoRo can be seen right here interviewing Michelle:
http://www.michelle-rocks.net/photos/displayimage.php?album=3&pos=20

So where is the tour documentary or at least featurette? Where is the tribute to Michelle? :(

This could have been great. An example of what Queen Productions is capable of in the modern age, something to be proud of.. but instead it looks like it's going to be bare-bones.

Oh well, perhaps they're saving the extras for the "special edition" which will probably be announced in place of something new, perhaps next year.

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Posted: 13 Oct 05, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perhaps the special edition will be released on Blu-Ray, since Brian DID say the concert was filmed in high-definition. I would look forward to that, since they could use 192/24 encoded DTS-HD for the soundtrack itself.

Hopefully they would use the special features then.

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Posted: 13 Oct 05, 08:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

[StArMaN] wrote:

Inu-Liger] wrote:


What do you mean by that?

I'm confused.


I'm sorry, maybe my english isn't that good ;-)
In fact I was saying that I didn't understand why they paid the guys of DORO Production (The Torpedo Twins) for filming behind scene footage, backstage, on the road etc... and that there is no bonus on this DVD. There MUST be another special edition of maybe a documentary thing of this tour which will be issued as a stand alone DVD.

That's what I was trying to say, did you understand ? sorry, I'm still learning :P


Yes I understood. That was very good, actually!

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Posted: 13 Oct 05, 13:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And now a Queenzone exclusive look at the DVD label and part of the back cover of the US version of the ROTC DVD:

http://img409.imageshack.us/my.php?image=queenback6zp.jpg


So it is for sure a single disc DVD, and it seems they'll be using a DVD case that's almost see-through.
ED: That, and I noticed the back cover has a different image from what was posted above!

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Posted: 13 Oct 05, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Edit: Oh yeah, that's the same as the CD back cover on the Hollywood version.

DVD Empire should have it in stock Friday, usually with the cover images uploaded.. if it is indeed available Oct. 18 here.

I'll wait for the Sunday sales ads to see if there's anything bonus with it at Best Buy stores, lol. Probably not.. but you never know.



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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From Queenonline.com:

"Despite the UK release date of the Queen + Paul Rodgers ROTC DVD being put back to October 31st, the US release through Hollywood Records will remain October 18th."

Kudos to Michael, who got it exactly right from the beginning. Bow to him, oh ye naysayers.


Blow it out your ass.