Thanks for the memories!
How sad is this?
Each character in this movie — down to the smallest one — is an individual rather than a type, prone to spontaneous changes of mood and sometimes amusing outbursts of pettiness or ill humor.
what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.
I was 23 years old, newly married and at the greatest concert of my life! I still remember the atmosphere and the fantastic showmanship of the band and it's almost 20 years later! It was an entire day event, the weather was fantastic, and the scene was set! There were other bands supporting Queen that day, Status Quo and the wonderful INXS. People have commented that Freddie Mercury wasn't at his best that day due to his illness, but I never noticed. To me he was amazing and consuming to watch. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time and I am glad this video was released so that I can cherish the moment over and over again. If you are a Queen fan then this is a MUST for your collection. Thanks Queen!
I own both this disc and the "On Fire at the Bowl" DVD. This is by far my favorite. Everything is done right and to perfection here. There is a majesty in the filming and editing that is missing in the other performance. Maybe it's the energy of this awesome Wembley crowd. Shot just before sunset, the transition to night time is magic and Freddie commands! He is loved by and connected to the crowd like very few performers. The sound is stellar, Brian is in great form, the harmonies are spot on, it is incredible to realize this wall of great sound is coming mostly from a live trio. Of the 28 songs on this DVD there are only 8 that are on the "On Fire.." disc, making this practically a whole different show. I prefer the selections on this Wembley performance and although some reviewers claim the performance on the "On Fire.." disc was better, I do not agree. The combination of song selection, multi camera filming, sound quality, and a second disc of extras make this the preferred choice for me. An absolute must have for ANY fan of classic rock.
its hard to believe its 17 years since queen performed this last live concert, and at the time nobody knew this would be the final opportunity to experience queen performing on stage. the set songs are a great mixture of early and more recent peices,and the quality of production, both visual and audio is very good. if you were never lucky enough to have been to a queen concert, buy this dvd, its the next best thing to having been there.
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to dominate a 100,000 people? How about a 100,000 wet, cold people? There will not be another Freddy Mercury, nor for that matter another Queen. If you think this this is an unreasonable critique, check out the DVD for yourself. After that, check out the double live CD that followed their Live Aid performance. I believe the comment that Live Aid Promoter Bob Geldof said as he was given a $1million cheque was `Who has their sound together?' It was Queen. Stadium Rock was for the most part crap for those of us who were there. Long live Freddy!!!