'Queen Rocks Montreal' Headed to Blu-ray, HD DVD

Posted Mon Aug 6, 2007 at 04:55 AM PDT by
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Eagle Rock Entertainment has announced it will bring the landmark concert film 'Queen Rocks Montreal' to Blu-ray and HD DVD this November, including bonus footage from the band's legendary Live Aid appearance.

Filmed at the Montreal Forum on November 24 and 25, 1981, the full-legth concert film was originally released theatrically in 1983 as 'We Will Rock You.'

Retitled 'Queen Rocks Montreal' for home video release, Eagle Rock has set a November 20 release date for the Blu-ray and HD DVD editions, trailing two standard-def releases (a single disc edition, and a 2-disc edition) by three weeks.

Full tech specs for the high-def versions are not yet available, but the original 35mm source elements have apparently been newly restored and remastered, with the show presented in 1.78:1 widescreen 1080p video.

Among the extras on the Blu-ray and HD DVD versions will be seven tracks (in full) that the band performed at Live Aid on July 13, 1985.

Eagle Rock has not yet announced exact pricing information fro the next-gen versions of 'Queen Rocks Montreal,' but we'll keep you posted.

We've added new listings for 'The Song Remains the Same' to both our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule, under November 20.

We've also set up dedicated threads for Eagle Rock's latest in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Queen Rocks Montreal' Blu-ray release and the 'Queen Rocks Montreal' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid (Blu-ray)
Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid (HD DVD)
Tags: Eagle Rock, Music on High-Def, Disc Announcements (all tags)