Today i purchased my copy of this Queen movie, put the disc in my player,turned up the volume on the surround sound and let the a/v hit me! The films colours look great, the band sounds amazing at this show in Budapest. Even though this concert date is after Queens Wembley weekend, Freddie is in fine voice. On the down side of this disc, i didnt like that the 2nd verse of Crazy Little Thing Called Love seems to be edited out and the loss of useable footage for Another One Bites The Dust, which doesn't appear but is heard on the CD versions of the show. The interludes showing the band members walking around they city weakens the pace of the concert. Well i can't be too picky as its amazing just to have any footage of Queen from this era. All in all this is a must have for all Queen fans! 5 stars out of 5!
As mentioned in previous reviews, this is another video release from the same tour as the Wembley release in '86.
Unsure if it was for copyright reasons but a few tracks were left off the DVD/Blu-ray released but included on the CDs - or maybe just bad footage.
This concert was actually released as Live In Budapest [...] but only on VHS tape [except for the bootlegs floating around that were transferred to DVD] in 1991 and again in 2001. Most likely same footage - just cleaned up.
Obvious DTS-HD 5.1 was added to the Blu-ray release as well as the high definition video [in full screen].
Included is a 27 documentary of the tour. No additional footage. Would of liked to see a concert-only variation of the video.
Outside the lacking of additional video material, the only other downside is the fact that the packaging uses those plastic disc holders. [For better packaging look at the 3 disc set of Pearl Jam's Twenty.]
on May 30, 2013
If you're a die-hard Queen fan or a history buff (first rock group behind the iron curtain I believe) than you MUST own this. Otherwise, if you have "Live at Wembley" it is not necessary. I had Live At Wembley on DVD 4/3 format and did not want to upgrade it to blue-ray so I opted for this. There must have been a technical difficulty durin "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" because they skip a part. It's fun to see footage of the band discovering Hungary. The band shows a lot of energy on stage and you can see they are genuanly happy to do this concert and of the response of the crowd. I have been to 5 Queen concerts, it's a kind of magic to bring THEM (and thousands of fans) to my living room...
on January 28, 2014
DVD came really quickly, and the quality of the picture and sound is impressive considering it was filmed in the 80s. Great performance by Freddie. The rest of my family hated Queen, but after watching this DVD a few times they're beginning to understand why Queen is so amazing