A chronological account of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by the band's front man, Bruce Dickinson. Features interviews with the musicians, their road crew and fans.
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Come fly with Iron Maiden and enjoy the hospitality of Flight 666 as the boys' take on the biggest tour of their career, flying around the world in their own private Boeing 757. This insight into the background noise that is the logistical workings' of the '2008 Somewhere Back in Time' World Tour is captivating, both behind the scenes as well as on stage. Performing in front of sell out crowds, this "Rocumentary" is an insight into the minds, bodies and souls of the family that is Iron Maiden. Written by
An amazing "feel good ride" even for non-Maiden fans...
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. Right from the beginning you dive into a very private side of a band that doesn't have to be described any closer - that's what this movie is here for. The history and achievements of Iron Maiden are completely unimportant at this point - it is reflected by the adoring audiences around the world which is brilliantly (simple but effective) put in picture. As the viewer you literally meet a group of people telling amazing stories, experiencing memorable moments, sharing a lot of insight and just immediately grabbing your sympathy. Though the main frame of the film is quite simple it never fails to make you lose interest - it is an elegant swing between information, emotion and impression.
I was very impressed by the fact that the making of this documentary was obviously not very expensive. It is a perfect example that a high budget doesn't always capture as much sincerity, passion and honesty as this one does. And this affects you - considering the previous productions of the makers - it is received way less "fanatical" though it ironically covers only one topic.
I can really recommend this documentary to everybody, it is a great display of how famous people can stay grounded even after two decades of filling big stadiums. I was entertained, amazed and moved. A solid gem in a world where the quality of documentaries is visibly declining.
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