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Queen: Greatest Video Hits 2
Genre: Special Interest

Reviewed In Issue 81 (Feb 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Queen: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon & Roger Taylor

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: NA
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary tracks by the surviving Queen members, reminiscing on the making-of the videos. A second disc of bonus material offers, in the menu selection Hot Space, two additional videos for

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Hollywood Records
(Catalog Number): 2061-69017-9
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 0
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 11/25/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Queen: Greatest Video Hits 2" is just that: a fully restored compilation of Queen

DVD Picture:
The DVD exhibits more video hits from Queen restored for this DVD in a reframed 1.78:1 aspect ratio and presented in anamorphic widescreen. As with the previous DVD, the restoration makes the best of the often poor source element quality, but the videos are still far from impressive. Colors are generally weak with milky blacks. The picture can be generally sharp to downright blurry. Overall, the videos are quite clean, though a few are revealing of serious scratches or dirt. There is some pixel breakup noticed at times, as well as some minor edge halos. And despite image quality that is generally wanting, these classic videos should give a warm, nostalgic feeling to those who have loved the band for decades. (Suzanne Hodges)