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First Iron Maiden DVD released June 10th (includes DTS track). (1 Viewer)

Nick D

Feb 26, 2000
According to http://www.ironmaiden.com/ironmaiden/news/news_DVD.asp
"Iron Maiden have confirmed the worldwide date of their first DVD release "Rock in Rio" which will be released by Sanctuary Visual Entertainment on June 10th 2002.
The Double DVD set contains their live concert performance filmed at the world famous Rock in Rio festival in 2001 in front of a sell out audience of 250,000 fans and a global TV audience of millions. The concert was filmed by Globo TV with 14 Cameras including 2 cranes and a helicopter and a further 4 Camera team which was directed by Dean Karr who has worked with the band before on their video for 'The Wicker Man'. The monumental task of editing the 60 hours of footage was completed by founding band member and Bassist Steve Harris.
Instead of using the existing TV broadcast the show was completely re-edited by Steve Harris to create an explosive two hour visual feast of the bands intensity on stage. The concert contains more edits than the likes of most full length action movies such as Lord Of The Rings or Gladiator in a relentless two hour stage performance.
The bands set covers tracks from their recent Brave New World studio album through to their classic Metal Anthems like The Number Of The Beast, Fear Of The Dark, 2 Minutes to Midnight and their UK Top ten single Run To The Hills.
The concert sound also had special treatment as it was mixed and produced by Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Journey) who produced Maiden's last studio album. Kevin, assisted by Steve Harris, crafted the live recording into Dolby 5.1 Surround. For fans of home cinema a DTS (Digital Theatre Sound) track was also added so that when watching the live show you feel like you are in the front row with the entire crowd behind you. This DVD is one of the very first to give the fans the potential to play it with DTS.
Say Steve Harris, " As this was our first ever DVD release we wanted to make sure that it was absolutely right. The picture and audio quality are the highest possible as we really pushed the limits technically when the DVD was authored. I think the fans will be blown away. The few people who have seen and worked on it have all commented that we've really managed to capture the live energy of such a massive event which for me is fantastic."
Contained on the Bonus disk is over an hour of in depth interviews with band members about the show and their experience as one of the World's biggest live acts during their 25 year career. An exclusive photo diary narrated by long time official photographer Ross Halfin, animated menus and other hidden extras complete the disk. For the release the DVD comes with Limited Edition 'sensaround' packaging which will be available around the world. For those who still haven't got access to DVD players there will also be a Double VHS version available in some countries also available through Sanctuary Visual Entertainment.
This was the third Rock in Rio festival which also featured headline performances from Guns N Roses, Sting, Neil Young, Britney Spears and Oasis among others. The entire festival was viewed by an estimated TV Audience of over a billion people worldwide."
Sounds awesome :D


Stunt Coordinator
Jun 3, 2000
First DVD release!?

What are "Iron Maiden: Raising Hell" and "Classic Albums - Iron Maiden: The Number of the Beast" considered?

Todd Stout

Jul 13, 1999
The first gung-ho DVD release perhaps?

I will definately be picking this DVD up. Iron Maiden was my favorite band during my high school years and for many years afterwards (I lost interest when Bruce left in '93 but my interest returned when he rejoined the band). I have to say that they put on one hell of a live show after seeing them in '87 and then again in '88.

Now if we could only get a nice DVD release of Live After Death (with PCM and/or DTS audio) and maybe a music video collection...

Paul Boyle

Stunt Coordinator
Mar 11, 2000
Fantastic news - The demo track on NOTB DVD from Rio is pretty good in 5.1 but DTS!!!
Now if they would only release it for $6.66 :D

Mike Broadman

Senior HTF Member
Aug 24, 2001

I knew they were putting out a DVD, but I didn't know it would be this fancy. Rock!

They already released the double live CD of this performance, which sounds pretty good. Highly recommended.

NP: King Crimson, Live At Summit Studios, CD


Senior HTF Member
Jul 24, 2000
Sounds like a "must buy". I had the "Live after death" concert VHS, it would be great if they released that on DVD also. I haven't seen them live since some time in the early 90's, so I'm looking forward to this.

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