Iron Maiden Flight 666 DVD and Blu-Ray Release Set

(PR) Can you handle 45 days on the road on the most adventurous rock tour ever? On Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 the award winning Film Flight 666 will be screened in more than 450 special digital movie theatres in 42 Countries!

Advance reviews and phenomenal media and fan reaction from private screenings of the first ever full length feature film from Brit award winners IRON MAIDEN have prompted Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) to rush release the film and soundtrack for home-viewing enjoyment.

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 9, via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) in the USA.

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 stunning 5.1 soundtrack was specially mixed by Maiden producer Kevin Shirley to complement the picture quality as an ultimate attack on your senses.

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 on a visual global tour from Mumbai to Sydney, Tokyo to L.A., Mexico City to Costa Rica, Bogota to Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Santiago to New York and Toronto and places in-between, you travel with the band and crew on the plane, to and from shows, in the bar and during leisure time, while experiencing the exhaustion and fan pandemonium that comes with such as mission.

Flight 666 (named after the official airways Flight call) reveals how the idea for this unique tour actually came about and how complex planning turned it into a reality. The documentary also contains some of the most spectacular live footage yet seen of the band, filmed in all of those locations and beyond. If you have ever wanted to see the inside story of a truly unique and worldwide tour, taking you to places you never imagined, Maiden fan or not, this is your opportunity.

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. (See full track listing below). UMe will 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 great live album. All are lavishly packaged as an ultimate memento of a tour to remember!

To recognize the global phenomenon of Maiden, the Blu-ray/DVD are also subtitled in Hindi, Japanese, Dutch, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, Portuguese and Swedish.

Comments band manager Rod Smallwood: "It's been a mammoth undertaking. From the first twinkle in Bruce's eye it's taken about three years to put band, crew and equipment in a giant flying ‘splitter bus', to go through all the long and tiresome prep and safety regulations and planning, to the actual filming and of the tour itself, through to post production and right up to putting together all these items in the very best quality possible for our fans."

"It's great that with Maiden Day on Tuesday April 21st, will can give our fans the opportunity of seeing this digitally on big screen in Hi Def with full-on 5.1 sound experience with other fans around them. It was also very rewarding that it has won the prestigious SXSW Film Festival Award for Best Music Documentary."

"The Somewhere Back in Time Tour reached almost 2 million fans in 39 countries and, if there is one thing l know from managing Maiden all these years, it's that our fans are not happy to wait too long, so we are delighted that UMe are rush-releasing the DVD. This closes the chapter on an absolutely brilliant experience delving into the past for the band, myself and my team, the crew and hopefully all of you fans out there. After the summer and some deserved time off, we will concentrate on the 'new' with the band starting to put together material for a brand new studio album due sometime later in 2010. And, of course, after that we will look forward to seeing all our fans again!!"

The film Flight 666 is being released in the following manner:

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

Full Tracklisting for the bonus *concert footage on DVD and Blu-ray, plus the double Live Soundtrack CD

(CD 1)
Churchill Speech
Bandra Kurla Complex/Mumbai, India
February 1, 2008

'Aces High'
Bandra Kurla Complex/Mumbai, India
February 1, 2008

'2 Minutes To Midnight'
Rod Laver Arena/Melbourne, Australia
February 7, 2008

Acer Arena/Sydney, Australia
February 9, 2008

'The Trooper'
Makuhari Messe/Tokyo, Japan
February 16, 2008

'Wasted Years'
Arena Monterrey/Monterrey, Mexico
February 22, 2008

'The Number Of The Beast'
The Forum/Los Angeles, USA
February 19, 2008

'Can I Play With Madness'
Foro Sol/Mexico City, Mexico
February 24, 2008

'Rime Of The Ancient Mariner'
Izod Center/New Jersey, USA
March 14, 2008

(CD 2)
Saprissa Stadium/San Jose, Costa Rica
February 26, 2008

'Heaven Can Wait'
Palmeiras Stadium/Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 2, 2008

'Run To The Hills'
Simon Bolivar Park/Bogota, Colombia
February 28, 2008

'Fear Of The Dark'
Ferrocarril Oeste Stadium/Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 7, 2008

'Iron Maiden'
Pista Atletica/Santiago, Chile
March 9, 2008

Coliseo de Puerto Rico/San Juan, Puerto Rico
March 12, 2008

'The Clairvoyant'
Pedreira Paulo Leminski/Curitiba, Brazil
March 4, 2008

'Hallowed Be Thy Name'
Air Canada Centre/Toronto, Canada
March 16, 2008

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