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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 12:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HI everybody!
I'm a new member of queenzone. I've just watched the
new dvd (new in France..)about Freddie's life "lover of life, singer of songs". I find it very interesting, it shows Freddie's life not only by Queen but all his childhood, his friends.
I'm a real fan, i thought i knew all about Freddie but i was wrong!!!Have you watched this dvd?


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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That documentary was originally released on November of 2000 as a part of Freddie's box-set, so yes - most of us have seen it.

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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does it have that same annoying piano playing throughout? That was the only thing I didn't like. Really didn't like. The first couple go 'rounds are ok, but it just keeps on and on... Somebody shoot the piano player.

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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don´t shoot me, I´m only the piano player! hahaha

I guess some parts are a bit different... the one released in 2000 for The Solo Collection ended with the No One But You video... the new one ends with In My Defence... am I wrong?




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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thefairyfeller wrote:

Don´t shoot me, I´m only the piano player! hahaha

I guess some parts are a bit different... the one released in 2000 for The Solo Collection ended with the No One But You video... the new one ends with In My Defence... am I wrong?



Yes, you are. Why should that film ends with Queen song? In both cases it was In My Defence.

Piano players are Thierry Lang and Mike Moran

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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don´t shoot the poor guy!!! don´t shoot..mike moran!


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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe the piano background music remains about the same, though I actually like it so I haven't listened to it with the angle of hoping there was less.

There is a different narrator and some new footage throughout, but it's not like added on.. it's more like replacing other stuff because the running time remains very close to the original.

I like both versions.. heck I liked the TV version too. It's hard to say which of the full-length versions I prefer. Right now the new one since it's new.. but in the future when I watch it a few times a year I'll probably alternate :)

I just think this is Do Ro's finest work.. yes, their collage videos got to be annoying after awhile but this is genuinely a tasteful, beautifully shot documentary.

The only thing I would have done differently is perhaps cut down the childhood segment a little.. in fact I hope this new film that's being made doesn't spend too much time on Freddie's childhood being re-enacted, because we've already seen plenty of it ;)