Queen: Greatest Hits

Queen: Greatest Hits

Director:  Cast: Queen
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Queen: Greatest Hits

Queen's Greatest Video Hits 1 is a good example of how the capabilities of the DVD format can be used to enhance the value of its contents. Instead of just presenting a string of videos, this skillfully assembled package offers an array of bonuses to make this disc into an intriguing historical document. The video themselves are presented in an above-average style: they are each presented in a letterboxed format that lends a cinematic edge and the audio for each clip has been remixed to give the songs a new, digitally-enhanced sense of punch. Commentary from band members Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon is provided for each of the clips of the package's first disc: each man doles out fascinating trivia and anecdotes as they discuss the history of each song and its clip. Refreshingly, each participant approaches the task with good cheer and unusual candor: for instance, there's a memorably funny bit during the "Killer Queen" clip where Taylor goes on a tirade about the drudgery of performing songs on Top Of The Pops). The second disc of Queen's Greatest Video Hits 1 that includes six lesser-known clips from the same era, the best of which is a sharp live performance of "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy." There is also a set of featurettes that deal with "Bohemian Rhapsody," including interview-laden segments about the recording of the song and the making of its video, a snippet of Taylor and May receiving an award that rates "Bohemian Rhapsody" as the all-time greatest British hit single and a fascinating in-the-studio segment where May walks the viewer through all the complexities buried in the song's mix. The package is rounded out by an animated photo gallery set to "Seven Seas Of Rhye" and a lengthy, detailed set of liner notes that chronicle each song and its video. In short, Queen's Greatest Video Hits 1 is a fantastic package that works both as a historical document and as pure audio-visual musical entertainment.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2002
UPC: 0720616901194
Original Release: 1981
Rating: NR
Source: Hollywood Records
Sound: [stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 3:20:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Queen: Greatest Video Hits, Vol. 1
2. Bohemian Rhapsody [5:58]
3. Another One Bites the Dust [:04]
4. Killer Queen [3:33]
5. Fat Bottomed Girls [:02]
6. Bicycle Race [3:03]
7. You're My Best Fried [:03]
8. Don't Stop Me Now [3:41]
9. Save Me [:03]
10. Crazy Little Thing Called Love [3:05]
11. Somebody to Love [:03]
12. Spread Your Wings [2:58]
13. Play the Game [:03]
14. Flash [3:28]
15. Tie Your Mother Down [:03]
16. We Will Rock You [3:51]
17. We Are the Champions [:04]

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Queen: Greatest Hits 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I cannot express in simple words how much I have enjoyed wathing this amazing DVD. The top producer David Mallet has done a super job remixing the soundtrack to DTS 4.1 sound. You have never heard queen videos sounding so pure, trust me. Nice work also done on the picture quality. Just buy it and enjoy! May 14, 2003. Baku Azerbaijan
Guest More than 1 year ago
This collection has many of the early videos that helped to make QUEEN one of the leaders in the music video era.The great standards like ''We Will Rock You'' and ''We Are The Champions'' are here as well as ''Somebody to Love'',''Another One Bites The Dust'',''Crazy Little Thing Called Love'' and ''You're My Best Friend''--to name a few.There are also videos for songs that WERE NOT ON THE 'GREATEST FLIX' TAPE(THE BRITISH VERSION OF THIS COLLECTION) such as ''Body Language'' and ''Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy''.There are 18 videos in all that will delight ANY QUEEN FAN and have a major part of any QUEEN or regular music video collection
Anonymous More than 1 year ago