Specs and a New Street Date For 'Queen Rock Montreal' Blu-ray, HD DVD

Posted Mon Oct 22, 2007 at 06:00 AM PDT by
Queen Rocks Montreal [Blu-ray, HD DVD Box Art]

Fans will have to wait a couple more weeks than originally anticipated for the dual-format release of 'Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid,' but recently-released specs reveal an array of previously-unannounced extras.

As we first reported back in August, the next-gen debut of 'Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid' had been expected to arrive on Blu-ray and HD DVD on November 20 (three weeks after a new two-disc DVD re-issue). But due to what indie distributor Eagle Vision is calling "production delays," both high-def versions have now been pushed back an additional two weeks to December 4.

There is a silver lining for fans of the legendary rock band, however, as Eagle Vision has confirmed an extensive supplemental package for the upcoming release. In addition to featuring newly remastered versions of the band's full Montreal concert and their seven-song 1985 Live Aid performance, both next-gen releases will also include a first-ever audio commentary by Brian May and Roger Taylor, newly-unearthed performance footage of Queen rehearsing for Live Aid, a previously unreleased band interview, additional media coverage of the event, and a "Before & After" restoration comparison .

Full audio and video remain TBA, but we'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, you'll find the latest disc details for 'Queen Rock Montreal' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule, where it is indexed under its new date of December 4.

We've also set up dedicated threads for the concert classic in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Queen Rock Montreal' Blu-ray release and the 'Queen Rock 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 Vision, Music on High-Def, Disc Announcements (all tags)