Queen ‎– Greatest Flix II

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Picture Music International ‎– MVD 9913263, EMI ‎– VEMCJD (MVB) 5441
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1 Queen A Kind Of Magic
Film Director – Russell MulcahyFilm Producer – Chrissie SmithWritten-By – Roger Taylor
2 Queen & David Bowie Under Pressure
Film Director – David Mallet (2)Film Producer – Jacqui ByfordWritten-By – David Bowie, Queen
3 Queen Radio Ga Ga
Film Director – David Mallet (2)Film Producer – Jacqui ByfordWritten-By – Roger Taylor
4 Queen I Want It All
Film Director – David Mallet (2)Film Producer – Jacqui Byford
5 Queen I Want To Break Free
Film Director – David Mallet (2)Film Producer – Jacqui ByfordWritten-By – John Deacon
6 Queen Innuendo
Film Director – Jerry Hibbert, Rudi DolezalFilm Producer – Carl Grinter, Hannes Rossacher
7 Queen It's A Hard Life
Film Director – Tim PopeWritten-By – Freddie Mercury
8 Queen Breakthru
Film Director – Hannes Rossacher, Rudi DolezalFilm Producer – Pete Chambers (2)
9 Queen Who Wants To Live Forever
Film Director – David Mallet (2)Film Producer – Jacqui ByfordWritten-By – Brian May
10 Queen Headlong
Film Director, Film Producer – Hannes Rossacher, Rudi Dolezal
11 Queen The Miracle
Film Director, Film Producer – Hannes Rossacher, Rudi Dolezal
12 Queen I'm Going Slightly Mad
Film Director, Film Producer – Hannes Rossacher, Rudi Dolezal
13 Queen The Invisible Man
Film Director – Hannes Rossacher, Rudi DolezalFilm Producer – Pete Chambers (2)
14 Queen Hammer To Fall
Film Director – David Mallet (2)Film Producer – Jacqui ByfordWritten-By – Brian May
15 Queen Friends Will Be Friends
Film Director, Film Producer – Hannes Rossacher, Rudi DolezalWritten-By – Freddie Mercury, John Deacon
16 Queen The Show Must Go On
Film Director, Film Producer – Hannes Rossacher, Rudi Dolezal
17 Queen One Vision
Film Director, Film Producer – Hannes Rossacher, Rudi Dolezal

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© 1991 The copyright in this compilation is owned by Queen Films Ltd.
Under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.
℗ 1991 Queen Films Ltd.
A Picture Music International Release.

Running Time: 80 mins - Colour
No Age Restriction.

"Includes exclusive colour booklet"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099999 132637
  • Rights Society: ASAMI
  • Other (Cert.): DP4/18/3 (91/1056)

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VC 4112 Queen Greatest Flix II(VHS, Comp, PAL) Picture Music International VC 4112 UK 1991 Sell This Version
VC 4112 Queen Greatest Flix II(VHS, PAL, Comp, Unofficial) Picture Music International (2) VC 4112 1991 Sell This Version
MVD 99 1326 3 Queen Greatest Flix II(VHS, Comp, PAL) Picture Music International MVD 99 1326 3 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
TOLW-3098 Queen Greatest Flix II(Laserdisc, Comp, NTSC) Picture Music International TOLW-3098 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
V-M-80-L 4036392 Queen Greatest Flix II(VHS, PAL, Comp) Croatia Records, Picture Music International V-M-80-L 4036392 Croatia 1991 Sell This Version

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June 8, 2005
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"Just gimme, gimme, gimme... fried chicken!"

All right! My favourite band at their prime best, this great collection of their greatest flix highlights their most popular promo videos between 1981 and 1991 and was originally released barely a month after Freddie's premature death.

Quite unlike "Greatest Flix" (1), this video visually mirrors the album of the same name and, thankfully, has been spared the edits, but: contrary to my personally-preferred chronological sequence this one works well... very well, in fact.
The album, in my humble opinion, was rushed. The video is actually better.

Included are generally great videos for equally great songs, starting with the CGI/animated "A Kind of Magic", then onto the controversial "Under Pressure" (banned on BBC because of Northern Ireland conflict footage). Next up we have the fabulous "Radio Ga Ga", utilising pieces from the Fritz Lang film classic "Metropolis" - during John Deacon's big hair time, songsmith Roger Taylor taking the helm all the while being a dapper Sting-lookalike, Freddie Mercury being... well, just Freddie, and with Brian May literally taking the back seat on this one. Speaking of seats, in "One Vision" we can catch a glimpse of bassist John Deacon behind a drum kit.

Throughout, the band looks great - video artists they definitely were although it is rather apparent in the latter promos that Freddie was not well: full of energy, without a doubt, and professional to his last breath - but most certainly ill... and in the "Innuendo" era videos I would swear that the other band members have a difficult time exercising restraint of their disappointment about not having been told officially that the party's about to end. This, and the fact that "my make-up may be flaking but my smile still stays on" is painfully obvious in "I'm Going Slightly Mad", surely a euphemism for "Fuck, I'm slowly dying!" where Freddy (Mercury, not Kruger) looks more like Edward Scissorhands than the energetic and oversexed fag you just gotta love.

"Innuendo" itself, finally available to us mere mortals and clocking in at 6½ minutes, is the ultimate masterpiece that doesn't include the band itself; instead it utilises computer-modified and animated footage of the quartet during their "Miracle" period interspliced with stop-motion plasticine models and news and stock footage of folk dances.
This opus eventually went on to win multiple awards.

I won't list my favourites here. Instead, this time, I'll simply say that "Friends Will Be Friends" is a little bit daffy - the rest are all tremendous.

Needless to say, this is on my DVD shopping list.