Sony Digital Cinema, in association with More2Screen, has been appointed by Eagle Rock Entertainment to distribute the momentous concert movie Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ’86 to digital cinemas worldwide from 20th September 2012.
Remastered in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, this special cinema event includes 25 minutes of never-seen-before footage, following the band from just after their legendary performance at Live Aid at Wembley in the United Kingdom, through the year leading up to the concert in Budapest.
This will be Queen gold dust for the millions of fans across the world ; they can dress up, sing along and be part of this celebration of Queen’s enduring global appeal.
On 27th July 1986, Queen performed their largest concert ever staged at the Nepstadium, Budapest, in front of 80,000 ecstatic fans. With three years to go before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and Hungary still in effect ‘behind the Iron Curtain’, the concert was of such significance to the Hungarian authorities that a group of Hungary’s top film cameramen and technicians were brought together to record it.
The resulting concert film features many of Queen’s favourite tracks including Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want To Break Free and We Are The Champions. The concert was part of the hugely successful Magic Tour that, poignantly, was Freddie Mercury’s last with the band.
Fans are in for even more of a treat with the additional, never–before–seen documentary footage of the band after their show–stealing performance at Live Aid in 1985.
David McIntosh, Senior Vice President, Sony Digital Cinema said: “This second collaboration withMore2Screen is bringing once again great exclusive and compelling content to cinemas across the world. This mythical footage will draw new fans to cinemas and will further prove the case of digitization for cinema owners. ”
Christine Costello, Managing Director, More2Screen comments: “We’re delighted to be working with Eagle Rock Entertainment and Sony Digital Cinema again, and to have the opportunity to bring this fantastic Queen concert movie to digital cinemas worldwide. No one needs to be told that Queen is one of the all-time greatest live bands ever and of course we all know that magnificent catalogue of songs.