On 27th July 1986, British Stadium Rock Band Queen broke new ground by playing for the first time in Hungary, a country which was still under a communist dictatorship behind the Iron Curtain. Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest is a concert film of the British rock band Queen's performance in Budapest on 27 July 1986. It was part of the band's final tour with original lead singer Freddie Mercury, The Magic Tour. Queen were one of the few bands from Western Europe to perform in the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. The film had a limited release in theatres worldwide on 20 September 2012. The concert was released on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time on 5 November 2012 worldwide, except in the United States where it was released a day later. The concert title is a play on the Hungarian Rhapsodies by Franz Liszt and one of Queen's most celebrated hits, "Bohemian Rhapsody."Written by
Neville C. Bardoli OBE
The concert title "Hungarian Rhapsody" is a play on the Hungarian Rhapsodies by Franz Liszt and the fact that one of Queen's most celebrated hits was "Bohemian Rhapsody". See more »
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This is a truly great film of one of the biggest and best live acts of our time at their peak. Part of the tour that turned out to be their last, this concert by the band contains immaculate performances of their biggest hits and serves as a reminder to just what a live outfit they were. Interspersed with rare (if a little uninteresting) footage of the band in and around Budapest, the film concentrates on great cinematography of the concert and showing Freddie (three costume changes and all) and the band in full swagger. A great companion piece to the more well-know Wembley Stadium film from the end of the tour. This is a must for any Queen fan.
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