Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest '86 (12A)


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Filmed in the aftermath of their Live Aid performance – arguably the highlight of their career – this is a humdrum account of Queen's "Magic" tour and its climax in Budapest, the first stadium-rock concert to be staged behind what was then the Iron Curtain.

The build-up, featuring interviews with the band, looks very dated now, like an extended slot from Nationwide.

The concert itself springs few surprises, confirming the band's studious professionalism, knack for a crowd-pleasing tune and, Mercury aside, utter lack of stage charisma. It didn't appear to do them any harm.