01.05.1975    Tokyo, Japan

Emperors of Japan

Running Time
Image Quality
Sound Quality
: 01.05.1975
: Budokan Hall
: Tokyo
: Japan
: 18 minutes
: B- / A-
: A


The airport
Press conference
Picnic / Tea ceremony
Messages to Japan fans
Now I'm Here
Killer Queen
In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited



Wonderful DVD. A short document of Queen's first visit in Japan 1975. It features some segments of the band arriving at the airport and the press conference. Also the picnic and tea ceremony is included. A pity that only three complete songs of the Tokyo 01.05.1975 concert are available, but at least something than nothing. This DVD version is compiled from a few different sources to make it complete as possible. The audio comes from a bootleg called ''Young Nobles Of Rock'' released by Tarantura. All the great work and authoring is all made by Peter Vanek. The cover art design is made by ''Rhapsody8''. It is clean with no copy errors. Not sourced from VCD/SVCD.

Peter's comment:

The almost complete documentary is circulating among fans since the 70's, but common copies come from extremely high generation tapes. I have managed to find a pretty good looking copy, with a lot of details and almost correct colors. This was my main source. In the 80's the master tape was re-edited for use in the "Magic Years" documentary, but the most interesting part - the live footage - was ommitted almost completely. This cut was used for all other documentaries, up to "Killer Queen", which uses many parts of "Now I'm Here" which were never seen anywhere only in the old documentary. I have taken the 3 sources, cleaned them up with various video filters, deinterlaced them and corrected their speed, so now all 3 sources run at the same speed. Since the audio on the original documentary was barely listenable, I have replaced it completely. The documentary parts, which were using the studio tracks are now synchronized with the audio coming from the Japan remastered albums. The live parts come now from an audience recording which was released on the bootleg "Young Nobles Of Rock". The video cleanup was done in AviSynth, the synching and cutting in Womble MPEG Video Wizard, and the authoring in DVDLabPro.

DVD Attributes:

Video Attributes

Video compression mode: MPEG-2
TV system: 625/50 (PAL)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Display Mode: reserved
Source picture resolution: 720x576 (625/50)
Frame Rate: 25.00
Source picture letterboxed: Letterboxed
Bitrate: Around 8.00Mbps

Audio Attributes

Audio Coding mode: LPCM
Sampling Rate: 48kHz
Audio application mode: Not Specified
Number of Audio channels: 2.0
Bitrate: 1536 Kbps
Number of Audio streams: 1