Queen: Days Of Our Lives
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In 1971, four college students got together to form a rock band.
Since then, that certain band called Queen have released 26 albums and sold over 300 million records worldwide. The popularity of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon is stronger than ever 40 years on.
But it was no bed of roses. No pleasure cruise. Queen had their share of kicks in the face, but they came through and this is how they did it, set against the backdrop of brilliant music and stunning live performances from every corner of the globe.
In this film, for the first time, it is the band that tells their story. Featuring brand new interviews with the band and unseen archive footage (including their recently unearthed, first ever TV performance), it is a compelling story told with intelligence, wit, plenty of humor and painful honesty. / Bonus Features:
Additional Videos: new promo videos containing unseen rushes, performances and outtakes.
Seven Seas of Rhye
Somebody to Love
We Are The Champions
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Radio Ga Ga / Additional Sequences: featuring unseen interviews and archive footage, exclusive sequences that dig deeper into the history of Queen, and tell the stories that weren t covered in the documentary.
From Magic To The Miracle 1986-89
Going Slightly Mad: Making Innuendo 1990-91
Made In Heaven 1995
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How much we need Freddie in this world today. How much we need the "Queen" of this documentary...
If you see NOTHING else, watch Brian talk about his dad, and playing MSG for the very first time, and "Love of My Life". That is as poignant, and spiritual, and lovely and wonderful piece of video as I've ever seen. And you watch Freddie's decline throughout the entire second part, and see how HARD he fought just to present a "whole person", where you could tell he was dying. Watching him perform the video for "These are the Days of Our Lives" is almost impossible to do, as poor Freddie just looks skeletal. And you hear Bri tell of a story where Freddie shows his leg to Bri while their are out on a break from a session (I'm guessing maybe it was some Kaposi's Sarcoma lesions on the leg or something), and Bri recoils---and yet Bri tells of Freddie actually apologizing for putting his friend and bandmate into such a position. Once again, just moving, and riveting. I'd also never seen Roger cry---but when he finally gets to the "end", he simply cannot go on. You won't be able to either. There are happy and victorious moments all throughout, but the second half is very difficult.
I really hate that Deacon John decided to skip out on the whole music Kingdom, but I respect that; however, it'd have been nice to really have his current thinking in this wonderful and sensitive documentary.
Queen is/was the smart man's Rock band. Bands from Metallica to the Foo Fighters to Bowie, to every football team (American and Soccer) around the whole world have enjoyed and been influenced by their music. This documentary is great at showing us why.
Musicians will particularly enjoy the behind the scenes stuff, and the "layperson" will enjoy the human interest.
This is a documentary/musical that is as important as the "Beatles Anthology"...almost.
Don't miss it. See it...the price is amazingly inexpensive for the amount of material.
Starting at the very beginning of Queen (Smile, Ibex, Sour Milk Sea, etc.) "Q:DOOL" takes viewers on the inside track to the band, from friendships and relationships, to rows and egos, to making some of the finest music ever recorded. With new interviews and insight from Brian May and Roger Taylor, this documentary is every fan's dream. You'll hear stories from the early days, their days of rising success, the days of being on top of the world, life on the road and in the studio, as well as the struggles that came part and parcel with all of that. You'll also see newly discovered, rare performance and interview footage from all four members of the band. It should be noted that John Deacon does not appear in new interview footage and, in fact, neither does Freddie Mercury since he (in a nod to Monty Python) insists on remaining dead.
This is not a Freddie Mercury documentary. (If that's what you're looking for try "Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs.") This documentary provides some of his backstory but for the most part ties it into the band and his life with respect to the band. Another nice thing is that they don't dwell on his sexuality the whole time. Too often that becomes the focus of Queen docs and they made certain to acknowledge it but not beat the dead horse about it. You'll hear the personal stories of Brian and Roger coping with the news of Freddie's health, his decline and non-stop professionalism, and the ultimate loss of their friend, family member, and working partner.
If you love music and you love Queen, you will love this. The Blu-ray edition does come with added extras such as music videos and extended interviews but even the standard DVD is well worth your attention.