The critically acclaimed documentary Queen: Days of Our Lives, which aired on the BBC in the UK back in May, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray, making it available to us blokes over here in the States.
It will be released on November 28th, just in time for Cyber Monday!
Divided in two separate parts, the documentary first covers the band from 1970 until 1980, then from 1980 until today. Queen authorized Rhys Thomas and Simon Lupton to create the documentary, and according to our friends at UltimateClassicRock.com, will include “new interviews with guitarist Brian May and vocalist Roger Taylor, plus previously unreleased archival footage, including the band’s first-ever TV performance.”
“We set out to make the definitive Queen documentary,” Rhys Thomas says in a press release. “It’s a funny, honest, inspiring and ultimately tragic account, as told by the band themselves. We tell the story of four students who met in West London, slogged hard and conquered the world, ultimately changing rock music forever.”
Watch the trailer!
The DVD includes twenty-one minutes of extra footage, while the Blu-ray will have up to an hour. In addition to the two hour documentary, both the DVD and Blu-ray will include twenty-four minutes of video extras:
- Seven Seas Of Rhye 2011: A compilation of all four Top Of The Pops and Rainbow Live performances from 1974 – all unseen.
- Killer Queen 2011: A compilation of two Top of The Pops performances, one the familiar 1974 Christmas Special, the other – discovered in the late British comedian Dick Emery’s private collection, hasn’t been seen since 1974, the original master tape wiped from the BBC archives.
- Somebody To Love 2011: This is a new edit of the video using the four takes shot on the day, most of which has never before been seen.
- We Are The Champions 2011: In 1977, cameras filmed Queen recording a new version of the song for the promo video. This video shows the band performing and mixing this unreleased version in two live takes. An instrumental version of this closed Part One of ‘Days of our Lives’. Here for the first time the video can be seen in its entirety.
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love 2011: A new edit of the video compiled from the rushes including outtakes and unseen angles.
- Under Pressure 2011: A new video intercutting Queen’s first live performance of the song in Montreal 81 and Queen + David Bowie at the Freddie Mercury Tribute.
- Radio Ga Ga 2011: This new video includes unseen colour footage from the 1984 Radio Ga Ga video shoot plus rushes and outtakes.
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