Iron Maiden Get Ready To Launch "Flight 666"

posted May 23, 2009

Iron Maiden Get Ready To Launch "Flight 666"

"Flight 666" documents the first leg of Iron 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.

"Flight 666" will be released on extended Blu-ray and DVD formats, alongside a double-CD soundtrack album and limited edition double-vinyl picture disc which will be available Tuesday, June 9th.

Filmed digitally in Hi Def to provide pristine picture quality, "Flight 666" was directed by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen with the award-winning Banger Productions team (“Metal; A Headbanger’s Story” and “Global Metal”) who take you right inside the Maiden family with almost total access to the band, something which Maiden have never allowed before. The 5.1 soundtrack was specially mixed by Maiden producer Kevin Shirley to complement the picture quality.

As a very special bonus for the fans, Maiden have included a second disc of the entire set from the 2008 segment of this tour with the DVD (and long-play Blu-ray). Sixteen songs from sixteen different cities in eleven countries around the world, for the first time ever encompassing such varied places and cultures in one concert. They will also release a special souvenir Limited Edition Deluxe DVD with 26-page booklet, after which it will be available as a standard double DVD version. The soundtrack audio version of the live show will be available on a double CD, as a limited edition vinyl set with two picture discs, and a digital download especially for those fans who do not have DVD access or just want to enjoy the show as a live album. All are lavishly packaged as an ultimate memento of a tour to remember.

Five Different Packages:

  • Deluxe Double DVD:
    • Disc One: "Flight 666": THE FILM/ (112 minutes)
    • Disc Two: "Flight 666": The Concert/ (104 minutes)
    • Limited Edition with special packaging and 26-page booklet
  • Standard Double DVD:
    • Disc One: "Flight 666": THE FILM/ (112 minutes)
    • Disc Two: "Flight 666": The Concert/ (104 minutes)
  • Long-play Blu-ray with "Flight 666": THE FILM/ and "Flight 666": The Concert/ (215 minutes)*
  • "Flight 666": The Original Soundtrack album/ - Double CD (102 minutes)*
  • "Flight 666": The Original Soundtrack album/ - Limited Edition Double Vinyl Picture Disc

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