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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 20:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i have been thinking of getting that box set, but its so darn expensive, $230. But if i get that, does that come with the 145 page color book? I read somewhere that it does, but the one that i read was not the imported one. So im wondering if the import one has the book. plus whats the diff between the regular and the import one?ty

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 20:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Where are you looking to get it?

All of the deluxe Freddie Sets, not the 3 disc jobber that Hollywood released, came with the big book. Also, technically speaking, all of them are imports since the US never received the big box set.


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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 20:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

off of Amazon.com, so all of them have books right? the $230 i mean

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 20:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It should come with the book. That's the whole reason for the large packaging, it seems.

Also, have you looked around for it cheaper? Seems there were a few spots selling it for inder $200 last fall. What about Ebay, for instance?


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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 20:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok thanks. Nah ive had bad experience with Ebay..I'd rather pay the $230 because i trust amazon. I guess

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 20:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know $230 is a lot of money, but it is so worth it for the 10 CDs and 2 DVDs, and book. It's not a booklet! It's a gorgeous book. It also includes "liner notes," if you will, for all the CDs.

If you can spring for it, do it! I don't think you'll be sorry. :)

Check to see if the DVDs are PAL or NTSC. If you're in the States, you won't be able to play the PAL DVDs on a regularDVD player, but you might be able to play them on your computer.


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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 21:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My DVDs were NTSC, so there are versions like that available.


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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 21:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay what i think im going to get is this one
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004YTWM/qid=1137897382/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6796623-8632806?n=507846&s=music&v=glance

Will i be able to play the dvds? (I live in the states as you can see) And where does it say what type are the dvds?

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 21:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Scroll down the page:

Editorial Reviews
Product Description:
Includes Pal Region Two Dvd Not Playable on all USA Dvd Players.



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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 21:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh no :( so it wont work..Do you know where i could get one that isn't Pal?

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 21:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also, how can i find if my dvd player can play Pal? Is it in the manual?

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 21:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Heres some info on my dvd player:
Simplify your cinematic journey with this all-in-1 player that plays your movie collection in DVD discs and VHS tapes
• Direct dubbing records your videos from DVD to VCR; DVD player has progressive scan for razor-sharp and flicker-free images
• Plays DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, (S)VCD, VHS Tapes, Picture CD (JPEG), CD, MP3-CD, CD-R/RW and Windows Media audio media
• Unified remote control operates both DVD player and VCR
• 3.7Hx9.1Wx17.1L"; 7.1 lbs


(taken from http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=br_1_3/601-1305598-0979352?%5Fencoding=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B0009OAP0W) So im guessing it doesnt play PAL?

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 22:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have no idea...

I just popped the DVDs into the computer, and I was lucky.


Alternately, maybe you can find "The Freddie Mercury Solo Video Collection" NTSC on Ebay. Same with "Freddie Mercury - The Untold Story." I know NTSC bootlegs exist of the Untold Story. (Ebay). The Solo Video Collection is now out of print (grrrr). Last time I looked on Amazon, the cheapest was $75!!! But try Ebay.


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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 22:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i'll have to spend $50 on a new dvd player that plays pal then..Im wondering if i have to have different CD player to play those CDs (that come with the box set) Oh i hope not.

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 23:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, you won't need another CD player. :)


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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 23:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol i didn't think think so

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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 02:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

okay, well i ordered the box set, so i'll see how the dvds go. Hopefully i don't need to buy a new dvd player...

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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

go here, it's 200 bucks and its NTSC. I got it from this store in NJ, but you can order from the website

http://www.vvinyl.com/

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Posted: 22 Jan 06, 15:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dang! Wish I'd have known that last summer, LOL.




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