Reviews and Problems with Iron Maiden: Flight 666 - The Film
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7 January 2012
Summary: An incredible Iron Maiden backstage pass! For fans, non-fans and devil-worshipers alike. IRON MAIDEN FLIGHT 666 is not just onstage footage coupled with staged interviews. It is backstage, onstage, offstage and everything in between, settling in comfortably with heavy metal band Iron Maiden on their 2008 "Somewhere Back In Time" World Tour, which includes shows in Third World cities rarely visited by a band of their stature, in a personalized Boeing 757 airliner...
Summary: I was checking out what was on TV the other night and found this tucked away after midnight. As a bit of a fan of Iron Maiden, (I've seen them a couple of times over the years) I thought I'd give it a go. What I found really surprised me, a very professional bunch of guys that happen to play some great heavy metal music (IMO). But more of my thoughts later, here's a very brief summary first (summary haters please load the plane while I write the next paragraph).
Summary: A documentary about heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2008 Somewhere Back In Time world tour, in which the band flew fifty thousand miles around the world in a specially modified Boeing 757, playing twenty-three concerts in forty-five days. I've always admired Iron Maiden and their music very much, for one simple reason.
An amazing "feel good ride" even for non-Maiden fans...
upperception (firstname.lastname@example.org), IMDb
6 November 2009
Summary: First off, i was into metal but not that much into Maiden, i always respected them but didn't listen to them very often. When the DVD started at a friend's place during a party i began watching "accidently"... Towards the end of the film i was asked where i was and didn't realize i watched the whole movie and completely forgot the time. Sam Dunn has gone to the next stage, he made a "movie" - which can be enjoyed by anyone, not just metal fans.
Summary: This is a review of the DVD release, as I was not one of the lucky ones near the limited release screening of the movie. If you are a longtime maiden fan, the film is a love letter to you and your brethren, shot by documentary crew consisting of fans. Not surprisingly, the band is shown in an almost reverent regard. Nothing controversial to see here, folks.
Summary: On January 30th 2008, Maiden embarked on the first leg of their most adventurous tour: the "Somewhere Back in Time" tour. Their means of transportation was a Boeing 757, which carried the band, the fans, and the crew, as well as up to 12 tons of stage equipment. The pilot? Vocalist Bruce Dickinson. Flight 666 is an incredible documentary that documents the first leg of this adventurous tour.
Summary: This was written by me for a metal forum. I am in no way associated with Iron Maiden, DVD retailers, or any of the like. I am a lifelong Iron Maiden fan going back to 1982, and I wanted to share my take on the new DVD release. = "Flight 666: The Film," came out today, June 9th, and it is worth every penny of its purchase price.
Summary: It's hard to believe 24 years have gone by already since the Powerslave tour which also happens to have been my first concert and one of the most positive memories of my misspent youth. The excitement was overwhelming during that summer back in 1985 as I finally witnessed my favorite band of all time after first being exposed to them in 1982 when a Number of the Beast album caught my eye.
Summary: The problem with many on-the-road documentaries and live band footage is that unless you're a dedicated fan, what you're seeing or hearing isn't going to mean much to you, and also, once you've seen the concert/backstage footage, how likely are you to really watch it over and over? What you really need is an angle to make it interesting, so when film makers Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen took on the task of following Iron Maiden on the first leg of their mammoth 'Somewhere...
Summary: Honestly, Maiden put most bands to shame. To see a band that's been going for so long, who still puts on one of the largest and most energetic shows around night after night, across the planet, is as exhilarating as it is touching. Maiden have always commanded what is probably the most loyal and rabid fan base in the world, and yet they've never let the fame go to their heads. Here you see six totally down to earth men, playing music because they love it.