Never letting a camera go backstage before, legendary British rockers Iron Maiden are finally letting fans take a peek at their super rock stardom lifestyle. The worldwide release of the full length documentary film, Iron Maiden: Flight 666, is an intimate, behind the scenes encounter of the band on the first leg of their Somewhere Back in Time World Tour February through March 2008. Produced by award winning Canadian documentary filmmakers, Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen best known for their work, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, board the heavy metal rockers customized Boeing 757 airliner, named Ed Force One by fans, with an all access pass. Flown most of the way by singer and airline Captain Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden and crew circled the globe in 45 days, destined for 23 sold out shows, travelled to 13 countries including Asia, Australia, North, Central and South America and played for nearly half a million fans.
Inspirational, chaotic and sometimes humorous the documentary captures the never before attempted touring, illustrated by portraits of the band as well as the millions of Iron Maiden cult fans around the globe; Latin American fans reach hysterics, riots and swarming crowds of thousands awaiting the band and as the scene is broadcasted by National News. The film has already received critical acclaim, winning the “24 Beats Per Second” award at the renowned SXSW Film and Music Festival in Austin, Texas. An international Iron Maiden Day is being planned for the release of the DVD today.
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 screens today at Clearview Parsippany 12 Cinemas, Parsippany, NJ; Clearview’s Chelsea Cinema’s, NY; Clearview’s Port Washington-Main St., NY. Check Clearview Cinemas for directions.