Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Queen's London
Director: Gerry Malir
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Documentary
Queen's achievement placed it amongst a mere half dozen or so bands across the globe that managed to sell more than a quarter of a billion discs, and turned rock performance into an art form. — The members of the band came ... more »
Better Than Counting Sheep
QueenFan | Chicago | 12/27/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is a real "Sleeper"! By far, the worst Queen documentary I have ever witnessed. I am a very knowledgable, long time Queen Fan who has seen all of the "liscensed" videos, and some of the others, like this one. When I heard about the documentary, I was very excited about the notion of seeing all of the Queen history, as well as a possible glimpse of the inside of Freddie's house. As the other reviewer had mentioned, the host, Paul Bird, really know his history. He talks back and forth with several guests, and it's almost like watching a contest on who knows more history! The audio story and anecdotes are very interesting and detailed, however long-winded and tranquilizing. There is more video of the people talking, than anything else!
The video and production of this dvd were very disappointing! Since Queen did not release this as one of their "liscensed" videos; it does not contain any Queen music, video footage, or more than 4 actual pictures of the band. The pictures that they do have, are repeated throughout the entire program. The backround music is all very "Queenesque", however none of it is Queen. The narrator's tease on visiting and showing you the outside of many, many buildings, however only show the inside of about 2. The biggest disappointment is visiting Freddie's home, after hearing about how amazing the inside is, only to witness the outside wall, as all fans have seen in the past!
Overall, this would make a decent audio cd if a fan is really interested into hearing the history of the band. However as a video, it leaves you disappointed with not tying in actual "detailed" visuals of what the narrator's are describing. If you just want to see the outside of buildings, with narration, you will be very satisfied. Other than that, you may be a little dissapointed! Sorry!"
Out of SightSeeing!
Chapman | Amsterdam | 12/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"2 fantastic-for-the-real-fan dvd's with 2 nice fans showing us all the important historic places in London of the best band ever. Thrilled to see where they met, lived, played and so on.
The 2 blokes know very much about Queen. And for wonderful inside details we also see lovely FanClub-Jacky and the ever so nice Peter Freestone (Freddie's personal assistant) with stories that go straight into your heart. Pity only that the two fans didn't go inside all of the places. Perhaps for Queen's London 2? Meanwhile, thanks to this item, a Queenfan can have a great Queentour in London."
This is the WORST ever
P. Coots | Big Sandy, TX | 01/30/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"A complete waste of money. If you want to watch two annoying people standing around OUTSIDE where Queen once went, then by all means, this is for you. If you want to learn anything about LONDON or Queen, avoid this at all costs. It's not worth one star."