Queen - Magic Moments details
Queen - Magic Moments
|Run time:||1 hour 20 minutes|
|Rental release:||31 May 2004|
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DisappointingBy J T from Dorset, England , 28 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Having been a Queen fan for many years, I was looking forward to seeing 'previously unseen film footage of Queen' and 'rare band footage' - and in this I was extremely disappointed. The interviews with band members consist of one short one with Freddie edited into several parts and an even shorter one with Brian. There is also a lot of rather uninspiring 'panning' over stills to provide a background for the various interviews that make up the bulk of the content.
There is no Queen music on this disc whatsoever - the footage of the band playing has talking over it - presumably no rights were available/obtained for any actual Queen tracks.
The disc is also mainly centred on Freddie rather than the band as a whole. It is, however, saved from being rated with a single star due to the interviews with Peter Freestone and Peter Straker, who each give a personal insight into the supreme showman that was Freddie Mercury.
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Total RubbishBy kennydogleash (1 review) from ne33 , 01 Feb 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHidePlease tell me wot that was all about? Seen this on ur page and it in my opinion is very deceptive! Wots exclusive about the interviews, where are queen, where's the music coz all we have are about three lil bits of Fred, and one bit of Brian actually talking (which I've already seen b4)? Most annoying thing was the inane crap soundtrack in the background which totaly spoilt this pathetic attempt to illustrate queen!!!...why dosen't it state that this dvd contains 'no original material by the artists'?.....very disappointed....nil point
Cheap & pointlessBy a customer from London , 08 Apr 2009I was very confused by this DVD as there is plenty of music in it over the interviews but not by Queen. It is all Queen-ish bands playing their own compositions. The interviews are badly filmed with the white balance set far too high in places so that the light parts of the picture are blown out, looking like amateur video. The most frustrating thing is that whenever any interviewee talks about a concert or track the makers can't play any audio of it because they clearly haven't forked out for the rights. In all it seems like a cynical cash-in which tries to cover so much in 1 hour that it ends up saying nothing at all.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008I am glad i rented this disc before i spent good money on it, i was expecting early footage of Queen but was sadly disappointed, all you get is various people talking about the band ,with a very obscure Queen song playing in the background which i have never heard before and that's all, no concert footage , no early videos', so if you are a Queen fan avoid, watch VH1 instead, they show a better documentary.
I agreeBy a customer from scotland , 14 Jul 2007I agree with the other reviewers. I am just glad i didn't buy this dvd thinking there would be some Queen music on it, because there wasn't a single note. One of the worst dvds of all time and a complete rip off. There wasn't anything on this disc that hasn't been seen before. Thank god there are plenty of good Queen dvds available, but this isn't one of them. Avoid at all costs.
DreadfulBy DaveW3 from Ayrshire , 08 Feb 2005Dreadful, dull, boring DVD featuring people like Wayne (yawn) Sleep, Peter (yawn) Stringfellow, Peter (yawn) Freestone. Same old stories rehashed with absolutely no Queen members input - with exception to two well worn interview clips, one from Freddie Mercury and one from Brian May. As for the rare footage... its just a few (silent) seconds of Knebworth, the group's last ever gig in 1986.
My advice, like the other reviews say, is don't rent this trash.
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