Watch: Queen: Hungarian Rhapsody – Live in Budapest 1987 123movies, Full Movie Online – On 27th July 1986, British Stadium Rock Band Queen broke new ground by playing for the first time in Hungary, a country which was still under a communist dictatorship behind the Iron Curtain. Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest is a concert film of the British rock band Queen’s performance in Budapest on 27 July 1986. It was part of the band’s final tour with original lead singer Freddie Mercury, The Magic Tour. Queen were one of the few bands from Western Europe to perform in the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. The film had a limited release in theatres worldwide on 20 September 2012. The concert was released on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time on 5 November 2012 worldwide, except in the United States where it was released a day later. The concert title is a play on the Hungarian Rhapsodies by Franz Liszt and one of Queen’s most celebrated hits, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”.
Plot: On 27th July 1986, British stadium rock band Queen broke new ground by playing for the first time in Hungary, a country which was still under a communist dictatorship behind the Iron Curtain.
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This concert film is less known. It is the continuation of their 1986 world tour, a year after their great Live Aid performance and the release of the ‘It’s a kind of Magic’ album.
It’s Queen with their best hits and you get to see Freddie Mercury in his pomp, driving the audience crazy straight off the bat.
There are some overlong snippets with the band in Budapest and you also have to remind yourself that Hungary was still a communist state at that time, so you might expect things to be more sedate.
Also the costumes now look rather 1980s. It may not be as good as the Wembley shows which had extra fizzle with the band in front of its home crowd but this is still a great show with classic songs.
For Queen completists.
Not super impressed with the quality of this supposed remaster or the artistic direction of the film. The wanderings about town should have been left out to the extras, more audience video would have been nice, lighting was pretty bad, the songs choices around the middle were poor, May guitar solo put me to sleep. For Queen completists.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Documentary, Music
Director János Zsombolyai
Actors Queen, John Deacon, Brian May
Country Hungary, Canada, United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.78 : 1 (theatrical ratio)
Camera Moviecam and Arriflex Cameras
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2012 Remastered Version), Spherical (source format), Video (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (theatrical release), DCP