Flight 666

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FLIGHT 666 documents the first leg of Maiden’s legendary SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME WORLD TOUR which took them 50,000 miles round the planet playing 23 concerts on five continents in just 45 days. One of the stars of the movie is the band’s customized Boeing 757, Ed Force One, which carried the band, all their crew and 12 tons of stage equipment and was piloted by Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, a fully qualified and active Airline Captain with Astraeus Airlines. Taking you o… More >>

Flight 666

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  1. Man! I saw it in the theaters and boy is the hi-def clean on this as is the audio. I can’t wait to hear it in my 7.1 surround! Love the footage in Latin America! C-Ya!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. I received yesterday this blu-ray and the Rush’s Snake and Arrows blu-ray. I saw pieces of them. The video and sound quality of 666 is just regular and the voice of Bruce is very bad recorded !!! I realy can’t understand why! Then I put Rush … the video and sound is much better !
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. In the wind of the mind arises the turbulence

    called I.

    It breaks; down shower the barren thoughts.

    All life is choked.

    This desert is the Abyss wherein the Universe.

    The Stars are but thistles in that waste.

    Yet this desert is but one spot accursed in a world of

    bliss.

    Now and again Travellers cross the desert; they come

    from the Great Sea, and to the Great Sea they go.

    As they go they spill water; one day they will irrigate

    the desert, till it flower.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Dont get me wrong the concert performance is great for the most part. I noticed during several songs bruces vocals just lacked authority. I saw them in concert in 85 and it was the same thing the vocal mixing could have been turned up a notch or so. I didnt care much for the footage of the band off stage, it just didnt seem relavent. The only thing that is totally cool is Bruce piloting that 757, it really disproves the notion that metal bangers are drug users. the highlight of the concert for me was Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the band just seemed really tight.

    id recomend this blu ray to anyone just note that bruces vocals are weak compared to the studio versions
    Rating: 3 / 5

  5. Well, I am a huge Iron Maiden fan (my #1 band) and have all their CD’s & DVD’s. I’ve seen Maiden every time they’ve been to Pittsburgh since the mid 90’s: 1996 with Blaze/club show, the 2000 Dickinson return- he rightfully so went off on an “elderly” bottle thrower!, 2003 promoting the DVD music videos set, and last at 2005 Ozzfest (Bruce was knocking the time slot/sound issues/reality TV stars and this was before “eggfest”).

    Now onto the film- I saw this at a limited showing “Maiden day” screening at a full theater (was surprised) in Pittsburgh PA on a Tuesday night. Sound & picture quality were amazing.

    To those that were hoping that this might be slowed down in the concert editing, so that you can actually watch an instrument being played- I’m sad to inform that once again edits are fast paced.

    It is a fun movie with a lot of 2008 live concert footage of their classic 80’s songs. They go into some detail about the plane piloted by singer Bruce Dickinson (interviewed) and basically the film follows its journey around the world for 2 months.

    Most footage and time is spent in South America- this is where Maiden is the most popular nowadays. There are a few funny outrageous fan moments and the chaos in South America from a Maiden show is intense.

    There are many quick scenes with Nicko- he plays the joker part well the entire flick, a few brief interviews with

    Steve, Adrain and Janick. Hardly anything of Dave Murray and nothing serious at all with Nicko. There are brief cameos/comments by Kerry, Lars and a few other “rock stars”. The problem I had was that this was being billed as the 1st time Maiden was letting us into their lives and there was nothing new in this department. I didn’t learn or see anything new about where they live, their houses (mansions ?), everday life away from the band, marriages, wives (no mention at all), kids (very brief shot of Steves kids only), hobbies, side bands/projects, plus so much more would have been interesting. Does Bruce still fence ? is his side band still going ? Any wives/kids go on tour besides Steve’s ? Did Steve ever re-marry ? Does anybody keep in touch with past members (Blaze, Paul, Clive)regularly ? Is Eddie just a giant robot now ? – there was a brief shot of a guy remote controlling him. Whats the situation with famous cover artist Derek Riggs nowadays- last I heard he was suing the band.

    Whats the deal with all the Maiden merchandizing out there now ? – how do members feel ?

    Is there really going to be only 1 more studio album ? – long rumored !

    Something thats been bothering me is that I’ve noticed multiple times now

    in print/interviews and in person (see above/concerts) that Bruce clearly has some issues with older fans and American/United States fans.

    At the end of the movie in Canada he bashes US fans for not accepting

    Maiden as early as Canadians fans did. I’m 32 and got into Maiden in their “uncool” (at least in US) early 90’s days. It would have been great to see some serious questions & answers to topics like these.

    I already knew that they play some golf between shows – it was on the Rock In Rio 2000 DVD. The songs are great- but are edited and we will get them in full on the extended DVD/CD/Blu-ray sets that are coming. This will be a cool intro for non/new fans to watch – but leaves longtime fans still in the dark on many areas. Basically to us long time fans this will be a movie to show non-fan friends for a few laughs. Then watch/listen the full concert set which I’m sure will be great. Its way better than the whiney/depressing/bore fest that was Metallica’s some kind of monster.

    Basically a concert video with some Pantera style funny moments thrown in, I was expecting more from Maiden since they already have tons of concert videos. Also was expecting more since the filmmakers previous “Metal: headbangers journey” documentary was very in-depth & excellent.
    Rating: 3 / 5

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