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Queen, The DVD Collection: Greatest Video Hits 1 [DVD]

A great video collection of Queens 23 best videos! All videos on Disc 1 is presented in 16:9 widescreen format, and is remixed for optional DTS 5.1 Surround Sound! Disc 1 16 videos, audio and video commentary by Freddie, Brian, Roger and John. All videos are renovated. 1) Bohemian Rhapsody 2)...

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A great video collection of Queens 23 best videos! All videos on Disc 1 is presented in 16:9 widescreen format, and is remixed for optional DTS 5.1 Surround Sound! Disc 1 16 videos, audio and video commentary by Freddie, Brian, Roger and John. All videos are renovated. 1) Bohemian Rhapsody 2) Another One Bites The Dust 3) Killer Queen 4) Fat Bottomed Girls 5) Bicycle Race 6) You? Re My Best Friend 7) Do not Stop Me Now 8) Save Me 9) Crazy Little Thing Called Love 10) Somebody To Love 11) Spread Your Wings 12) Play The Game 13) Flash 14) Tie Your Mother Down 15) We Will Rock You 16) We Are The Champions Disc 2 6 videos (+ hidden bonus video!), Documentary on Bohemian Rhapsody and photo gallery. These tracks are only PCM stereo mixes. 1) Now I'm Here 2) Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy 3) Keep Yourself Alive 4) Liar 5) Love Of My Life 6) We Will Rock You (Fast Live Version) PLUS: Inside the rhapsody ", Photo Gallery, and Queen Online. Original title: Queen - Greatest Video Hits Text: Audio: English (DTS) Bild: 4:3 1.33:1 Widescreen Format: DVD Region 2 Origin: Germany (England) Extras: See above Running time: 133 min TV system: PAL Year: Distributor: EMI Director: Actors:
Queen's Greatest Video Hits 1 takes full advantage of the legendary status of "Bohemian Rhapsody", still ranked as one of the best-loved tunes of all time, and its equally legendary video. Although no one can wholly explain what Freddie's lament was about, this collection includes four mini-documentaries that attempt to unlock the mystery with limited success. The original videos to favourites such as "Someone to Love", "We Will Rock You" and "Killer Queen" are also included, as well as a new racier version of the video for "Bicycle Race". Brian May and Roger Taylor provide an optional audio commentary throughout, interspersed with edited interview snippets from the late Freddie Mercury.

Unlike so many other audio commentaries where producers and artists too readily gush praise about each other, May's and Taylor's observations are both fascinating and frank. Although much of what they discuss about the making of the promos is replicated in the accompanying glossy DVD booklet, it's illuminating to hear them chat about their dislike of Dennis De Vallance's video for "Fat Bottomed Girls" (principally because the final cut focused almost exclusively on Mercury). Their stories about the making of the videos also add some much-needed panache to these basic low-budget promos. For instance, their account of the making of "Spread Your Wings", on a freezing winter day in Roger Taylor's garden, brings an added dimension to an otherwise flat video.

On the DVD: Queen's Greatest Video Hits 1 reflects the limitations of pre-digital recording; much of the visual material looks tired and dated even though the original footage is now presented in 16:9 format. Closer attention has been paid to the remastering of the audio soundtrack, which includes DTS 5.1 versions of the favourites (the multi-channel audio experience of "Bohemian Rhapsody" is stunning). The opening menu sequence is also impressive, with state-of-the-art animation that incorporates the designs of early Queen record sleeves. --John Galilee

Manufacturer: EMI

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