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I just saw the amazing Queen Rock Montreal in BR restored from 35mm film stock. It's pretty amazing. I am wondering if any other Queen concerts have been shot in 35mm and can be restored for BR quality. I read somewhere that their Live in Budapest concert (part of Magic tour) was shot in 35mm by Hungarian state television.
 

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Unfortunately as good as that looks, it should've looked much better. The film was shot on a IMAX like double 35mm format (mobilevision)and the BD was DVNR'd all to hell. Freddie and the boys indeed had the waxy mannequin look/ The previous SE dvd by pioneer (THX version) actually looked much better IMHO even though it was SD.

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Granted this is a comparsion between the DVDs but honestly, the BD doesn't look that much better. Shame too.
 

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I loved the Blu Ray release.
 

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Hi Jeff!

Have you watched the previous Pioneer SE dvd? Picture looked MUCH better. Even though only SD. Look at how blown out Freddie looks above. Also the DVNR used is very similar to what everyone's been discussing in the Patton and Longest Day threads.

The new audio mix however is MUCH better.
 

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Originally Posted by thebland /forum/post/14173495


I loved the Blu Ray release.

Same here. I own it and watch it fairly regularly.


I agree though that the PQ is somewhat inconsistent, and certainly not great.


It was my understanding that this went through a full "restoration" though. Is that accurate?
 

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The overall directing of that film suffers terribly though ... too many closeups of Freddie Mercury's bad teeth, Brian May seems afraid of the cameraman, etc. Content-wise, this concert DVD is a mess. You almost wouldn't know there is an audience, they may as well be playing in a TV studio. Also, while Freddie was a wonderful singer, its a huge mistake to make the focal point of a Queen concert, the singing.


And I am not necessarily blaming the director ... if you listen to his commentary, he explains how difficult this production was back when it was filmed ( I think the 80s). For example, the only way they could request camera shots is to send "runners" out to the camermen, with the director's instructions.


The SD-DVD "Queen Live At Wembley Stadium" is the definitive Queen concert document, where it captures Queen rocking this huge audience, what a specatacle! Watch the crowd go nuts as Queen puts out a wall of guitarwork, drums and Freddie.
 

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Originally Posted by Dave Mack /forum/post/14173408


Unfortunately as good as that looks, it should've looked much better. The film was shot on a IMAX like double 35mm format (mobilevision)and the BD was DVNR'd all to hell. Freddie and the boys indeed had the waxy mannequin look/ The previous SE dvd by pioneer (THX version) actually looked much better IMHO even though it was SD.

Pioneer 2001 Release:


QRM 2007 Release:



Pioneer 2001 Release:


QRM 2007 Release:




Granted this is a comparsion between the DVDs but honestly, the BD doesn't look that much better. Shame too.

The BD looks 100X better than those captures. It looks terrific.
 
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