Hi. I've had this disc for 34 years - since its 1986 release. It is in mint condition. When I bought it (from Adrian's Records in the UK) the EMI rep said to us there were only 30 ever manufactured. So, I have not known why others say it is 50 copies although this has been said many times and may be verified by someone (including djbasil)? Regardless, I've learned from other collectors there is 1 copy known to have been destroyed in a house fire and 1 more with a missing case/slip card (only the disc survives). So today perhaps only 28.5 copies remain! This information comes from several people over many years in various Queen forums. I hope this is helpful? Best to all.
Subcontracted by EMI to Laserdisc producer, pdo (Philips and Dupont Optical). 52 discs were pressed; nos. 2 to 51 were shipped and nos. 1 and 52 saved as "first and last of run" quality /technical reference samples. I have no. 52. It is most probable that no. 1 was destroyed by granulation when the Samples Store was dismantled upon the cessation of Laserdisc/CD Video production in the nineties. The pressing plant was in Blackburn, Lancashire. I have not yet decided whether or not to sell this very special copy of a very special title.